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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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The Preuss campus as seen from Voigt Drive
The Preuss School (commonly Preuss (IPA:/pɻoːyːs/), Preuss School UCSD, or Preuss Model School) is a coeducational college-preparatory charter day school established in 1999 on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla, California, United States. The school was named in recognition of a gift from the Preuss Family Foundation and is chartered under the San Diego Unified School District.

Preuss uses an intensive college preparatory curriculum to educate low-income students between sixth and twelfth grades, hoping to improve their historical under-representation on the campuses of the University of California. Criteria for admission include that the student's primary guardian lacks a college education and that the student's family qualifies for federal free- or reduced-price lunches under the National School Lunch Act. The school, which charges no tuition, has received a seven-year accreditation from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It has been evaluated as a California Distinguished School, has been named by The Center of Educational Reform as one of the top 53 charter schools in America, and in 2007 was listed among the top 10 American public high schools by Newsweek and US News and World Report.

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Lycée Louis-le-Grand at centre, on the right side of the rue St Jacques
Credit: David Monniaux

The Lycée Louis-le-Grand (sometimes nicknamed LLG) is a public high school located in Paris, widely regarded as one of the most demanding in France. Formerly known as the Collège de Clermont, it was named in king Louis XIV of France's honor after he visited the school and offered his patronage. Countless former pupils have become statesmen, diplomats, prelates, marshals of France, members of the Académie française, and men and women of letters.

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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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