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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


academy a secondary school.
campus (Lat.) the grounds of eg an educational institution; (verb) to restrict a student to school grounds.
college a school of higher learning.
collegial of or relating to a college.
collegially (Adv.) COLLEGIAL, of or relating to a college.
conservatoire (Fr.) a school of music.
conservatorium (Lat.) a school of music.
creche (Fr.) a nursery.
externat (Fr.) a day-school.
gymnasial relating to a gymnasium.
gymnasium a place for gymnastics a continental school
heder (Hebrew) a Jewish school.
institute to set up, establish.
juco (US) junior college; an athlete at a junior college.
juku (Japanese) a Japanese school that prepares students for entrance exams eg to university.
kindergarten (Ger.) a nursery school.
kindie (Aust. sl.) a kindergarten, a nursery school.
kindy (Aust. sl.) a kindergarten, a nursery school.
library a place where literary materials are kept for reading and reference.
lycee (Fr.) a French high school.
lyceum (Lat.) orig a school of philosophical instruction; a hall for public lectures, an association providing public lectures, concerts, and entertainments.
madrasa (Arabic) an Islamic college, or school attached to mosque.
madrasah (Arabic) an Islamic college, or school attached to mosque.
madrassa (Arabic) an Islamic college, or school attached to mosque.
madrassah (Arabic) an Islamic college, or school attached to mosque.
medresa (Arabic) an Islamic college, or school attached to a mosque.
medrese (Arabic) an Islamic college, or school attached to mosque.
medresseh (Arabic) an Islamic college, or school attached to mosque.
minischool a small school.
multiversity a major university.
museum a place where objects of lasting interest or value are cared for and exhibited.
noncampus not on campus.
nursery a room for young children.
pensionnat (Fr.) a boarding-school.
planetarium a model or representation of the solar system.
playschool a nursery school or playgroup.
poly (Short for) a polytechnic.
precollege taking place before attendance at college.
preschool a kindergarten or nursery school for children of preschool age.
progymnasium in Germany, a gymnasium for pupils up to age 16 only, at which university entrance qualifications are not obtainable.
protectory an institution for destitute or delinquent children.
scholasticate a preparatory college for those intending to enter Catholic order.
school a institution of learning; (verb) to educate in an institution of learning.
schoolroom a classroom.
schoolyard the grounds of a school, especially as a place for children to play.
scul (Obs.) a school.
sculle (Obs.) a school.
seminarial of a seminary.
seminary a training-college for priests, rabbis, etc.
skillcentre formerly in Britain, a Government-funded training establishment to assist those who wish to develop new occupational skills.
skool (Coll.) school.
subcollege an institution of higher learning, especially one providing a general or liberal arts education rather than technical or professional training.
superschool an exceptional school.
tech (Short for) a technical college.
technikon a technical college.
uni (Coll.) university.
university an institution of higher learning providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees.
yeshiva (Hebrew) a school for the study of the Jewish scripture, the Talmud.
yeshivah (Hebrew) a school for the study of the Jewish scripture, the Talmud.
zendo (Japanese) a place where Zen Buddhists study.