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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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north side of duPont Manual's main building
DuPont Manual High School is a secondary school located in the Old Louisville neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky and serving students in grades 912. It is a part of the Jefferson County Public School District. Manual opened in 1892 as an all-male manual training school. It was the second public high school in Louisville. Manual merged with Louisville Girls High School in 1950 and moved into their Gothic style three story building, built in 1934. As a coeducation school, Manual experienced a decline in discipline and test scores in the 1970s.

In 1984, Manual became a magnet school, allowing students from throughout the district to apply to five specialized programs of study, or magnets. Its magnet programs include the Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS), one of two programs in Kentucky allowing high school students to major in performing arts. In 1991, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Manual as a National School of Excellence. In 2004, after conducting a poll, Louisville's Courier-Journal newspaper listed Manual as one of Louisville residents' ten favorite buildings.[1] Manual and Male High School have the oldest football rivalry in the state, dating back to 1893. Manual's football team has won five state titles and claims two national championships. In the 1980s and 1990s Manual became a prominent academic school and has been included several times in lists of America's top high schools in Redbook and Newsweek magazines.

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Stuyvesant High School and the Tribeca Bridge
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Stuyvesant High School (IPA: /ˈstаɪvɛsənt/), commonly referred to as Stuy (IPA: /ˈstаɪ/), is a New York City public high school that specializes in mathematics and science. It is one of the most competitive public high schools in the United States, sending more students to some of the nation's most prestigious universities than most other public or private schools. Stuyvesant has produced many notable alumni including four Nobel laureates.

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  • 1996 – The Dunblane massacre, a multiple murder-suicide in which sixteen children and one adult are killed, occurs at Dunblane Primary School in the Scottish town of Dunblane. It remains the deadliest single targeted mass homicide on children in the history of the United Kingdom.



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Percy Henn in 1926
Reverend Canon Percy Umfreville Henn (b. 21 January 1865 in Manchester, England; d. 25 February 1955 in Perth, Western Australia) was a clergyman and teacher in England and later Western Australia. He is best known for his time as Headmaster at Guildford Grammar School and later for the building of the Chapel of SS. Mary and George. Henn gained his BA in 1887 and MA in 1890 from Worcester College at Oxford University. He taught at various schools until 1900, when he became a missionary in Western Australia in country towns. After further religious work in regional WA, he moved to Guildford, Western Australia and became a leading force behind Guildford Grammar School's chapel and preparatory school. He died in 1955 at age 90.

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  1. ^ Poynter, Chris (2004-11-14). "Presenting your favorite Louisville buildings". Courier-Journal. pp. 1I.