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A school (from Greek σχολεῖον - scholeion) is an institution designed to allow and encourage students (or "pupils") to learn, under the supervision of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students often progress through a series of schools: primary school, secondary school, and possibly a university, vocational school or a college. There are also non-governmental schools, called private or independent schools. A school may be dedicated to a particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools and democratic education may provide nontraditional methods and curriculum, or no curriculum, as it were. In homeschooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside of a traditional school building. The use of the term school varies by country, as do the names of the various levels of education within the country.
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L. D. Bell High School, part of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District
Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (HEB ISD) is a K-12 public school district based in Bedford, Texas (USA). The district serves the city of Bedford, most of the cities of Euless and Hurst, and small parts of North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Fort Worth, and Arlington. The district operates nineteen elementary schools, five junior high schools, and two high schools. HEB ISD offers "Edge" programs, which provide unique opportunities for students to develop skills beyond standard primary and secondary school curriculum.

The district has been named one of the top four districts in the state and recognized for achievements in academics and student performance, music education, public relations practices, operating efficiency, and teacher salaries. Both of HEB ISD's high schools are ranked on Newsweek's 2007 list of the top 1,200 high schools in the country: L.D. Bell High School is listed 210th (4th highest in Tarrant County) and Trinity High School is listed 304th (6th highest in Tarrant County). In March 2005, the District received the Lone Star Award for best public relations practices in the state from the Texas Public Relations Association, recognizing outstanding ethics and business operations when communicating with stakeholders.

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Samuel Phillips Hall at Phillips Academy
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Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts is the oldest continuously running incorporated boarding school in the United States. Among other notable alumni, Andover has educated two American Presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, Law and Order creator Dick Wolf, four Medal of Honor recipients, inventor Samuel Morse, and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr..

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Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori (August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician, educator, philosopher, humanitarian and devout Catholic; she is best known for her philosophy and the Montessori method of education of children from birth to adolescence. Her educational method is in use today in a number of public as well as private schools throughout the world. Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle (Ancona), Italy. Montessori was the first woman to graduate from the University of Rome La Sapienza Medical School. She became intrigued with trying to educate the "intellectually disabled" and the "uneducable" in Rome. The first "defective" children she taught not only passed state examinations for reading and writing, but had above-average scores.

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