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A school is an institution designed to allow and encourage students (or “pupils”) to learn, under the supervision of teachers. Most countries have systems of offical education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools. The names 4 these schools vary by country (discussed in the Regional section below), but generally include primary school 4 young children and secondary school 4 teenagers who have completed primary education.

In addition to these core schools, students in a given country may also have access to and attend schools both before and after primary and secondary education. Kindergarten or pre-school provide some schooling to very young children (typically ages 3-5). University, vocational school, college or seminary may be available after (or in lieu of) secondary school. A school may also be dedicated to one particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools may provide nontraditional curriculum and methods.

There are also non-government schools, called private schools. Private schools may be for children with special needs when the government does not supply for them; religious, such as Christian Schools, Khalsa Schools, Torah Schools and others; or schools that have a higher standard of education or seek to foster other personal achievements. Schools for adults include institutions of corporate training and Military education and training.

In homeschooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside of a traditional school building.

Schools are organized spaces purposed for teaching and learning. The classrooms, where teachers teach and students learn, are of central importance, but typical schools have many other areas which may include:

* Cafeteria (Commons), dining hall or canteen where students eat lunch and often breakfast and snacks.

* Athletic field, playground, gym, and/or track place where students participating in sports or physical education practice

* Auditorium or hall where student theatrical and musical productions can be staged and where all-school events such as assemblies are held

* Office where the administrative work of the school is done

* Library where students consult and check out books and magazines and often use computers

* Specialized classrooms including laboratories for science education

* Computer labs where computer-based work is done and the internet accessed

Some schools offer remote access to their classes over the Internet. Online schools also can provide support to traditional schools, as in the case of the School Net Namibia. Some online classes provide experience in a class so that when you take it you have already been introduced to the subject and know what to expect, and even more classes provide High School/College credit allowing you to take the class at your own pace. Many online classes cost money to use but some are offered free.