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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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A shot of Lane Tech's clock tower
Lane Technical College Preparatory High School (also known as Lane Tech), is a public, four-year, magnet high school located on the north side of Chicago. The school is named after Albert Grannis Lane, a former principal and superintendent. Lane was founded in 1908 and dedicated in 1909 as the Albert Grannis Lane Manual Training High School, and is one of the oldest schools in the city. Lane has an enrollment of over four thousand students and is a selective-enrollment-based school in which students must take a test and pass a certain benchmark in order to be offered admission. As a result of consistent victories in the fields of sports and academics, the school is known as the "School of Champions". Lane has also produced more Ph.D. holders than any other high school in the country.

Since Lane is one of several selective enrollment schools in Chicago, most students have to commute to Lane. As a result, Lane is a diverse school with many of its students coming from different ethnicities and economic backgrounds which helps enrich the school's student body. To celebrate the school's diversity, Lane hosts dozens of ethnic clubs which help students learn more about other cultures as well as prepare for the International Days festivities.

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Upper Canada College, Upper School building in 2004
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Upper Canada College (UCC) is a private elementary and secondary school for boys in downtown Toronto, Canada. Founded in 1829, UCC is the oldest independent school in the province of Ontario, the third oldest in the country, and is often described as the most prestigious preparatory school in Canada. At least thirty-nine former students have been inducted into the Order of Canada.

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Percy Shaw Jeffrey
Percy Shaw Jeffrey (March 14, 1862 - February 22, 1952) was a respected schoolmaster and author of several books on a range of topics, including significant contributions towards the teaching of phonetics in schools. Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire to Thomas Ashby Jeffrey, a chemist, and Mary Helen Jeffrey (née Sparrow), he taught at a variety of schools before spending sixteen years as headmaster at Colchester Royal Grammar School. Shaw Jeffrey was particularly at home with modern languages, and lectured on the topic and how it should be taught. Later on, he authored more works relating to education. With his wife Alice, he retired to the town of Whitby in 1916, where he spent his time between numerous trips to countries around the world.

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