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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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Collegians House, the administration building of Scotch College, Perth
Scotch College (informally known as Scotch or SC) is an independent school for boys, situated in Swanbourne, Western Australia, Australia. The school is a member of the Public Schools Association (PSA) and is now a Uniting Church school, although it was founded in 1897 by the Presbyterian Church of Australia. Scotch College owes its foundations to Mrs. Jane Alexander, wife of Hon. William Alexander, MLC, who complained that there was an absence of a Presbyterian school for boys in Perth. She offered Rev. David Ross, moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Western Australia, £500 to establish Scotch College.

Scotch has a large campus in Swanbourne and an outdoor education centre in Dwellingup. The campus in Swanbourne consists of a high school for Years 8 to 12, a junior school for Pre-Primary to Grade 7, sports grounds, and boarding facilities for 140 students. Scotch offers a wide range of subjects in its academic curriculum. The school has undertaken the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years and Middle Years programmes since 2003. All students in Years 8 to 10 study one language other than English — either French or Indonesian — through the International Baccalaureate's Middle Years Programme (MYP). Scotch also offers extracurricular activities in sport, music and the Arts.

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Stonyhurst College looking from the golf course towards the oldest part of the school
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Stonyhurst College is an independent, Roman Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition located in rural Lancashire, England. Founded in 1593, Stonyhurst has a long-standing literary tradition. Former pupil Sir Arthur Conan Doyle modelled "Baskerville Hall" on Stonyhurst Hall, and named Sherlock Holmes' nemesis, Moriarty, after a fellow pupil. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote part of the Lord of the Rings in a classroom on the Upper Gallery during his stay at the College.

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James Morris III ((1752-01-19)January 19, 1752 – April 20, 1820(1820-04-20)) was a Continental Army officer from Connecticut during the American Revolutionary War and founder of the Morris Academy, a pioneer in coeducation. Born in Litchfield County, Connecticut, Morris spent his early life training to be minister. However, after graduating from Yale College, Morris accepted a commission from the Continental Army and joined the fight for American Independence. Morris was captured during the Battle of Germantown. Upon his release, Morris was promoted to the rank of Captain and supported Alexander Hamilton in the Siege of Yorktown. When he returned from the war, Morris began and ran an academy which taught both boys and girls together, a rarity at the time.

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