preparatory school: Meaning and Definition of

prepar'atory school"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a private or parochial secondary school, esp. one boarding its students and providing a college-preparatory education.
  2. a private elementary school, esp. one preparing its students for public school. Also called
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.