1 (educational) institution, kindergarten, nursery school, primary or grammar or secondary or high school, institute, college, university, seminary; Alma Mater; boarding-school, day-school; public school, private school, Brit State school; lycée; Lyceum, Brit first or middle school, US junior high school:
His mother was very upset when he hinted that he might quit school.
2 set, coterie, circle, clique, group, denomination, faction, sect, followers, devotees, adherents, votaries, disciples; style, kind, form, manner, fashion:
Burne-Jones belonged to the Pre-Raphaelite School of painters.
3 philosophy, principles, creed, set of beliefs, way of life, persuasion, credo, dogma, teaching, view, opinion, faction, approach:
Regarding the creation of the universe, do you support the big-bang school or the steady-state school?
4 teach, educate, drill, inculcate, instil, indoctrinate, instruct, tutor, train, discipline, coach, prepare, prime, equip, ready; mould, shape, form; school in, imbue with, infuse with:
Young ladies were schooled in all the social graces.