(n.) = lower school ; elementary school ; grade school ; primary school. Ex: Many respondents would have welcomed a less theoretical syllabus with a greater allocation of class time in the lower rather than upper school. Ex: A small book fair lasting only a day, such as might be held in a kindergarten or small elementary school, can get by with a couple of members of staff and a parent as the organizing committee. Ex: The writer describes his uncomfortable experiences at grade school and high school, until a sympathetic high school librarian took an interest in him and set him on course to becoming an avid reader. Ex: We shall now index documents under the term 'primary school' even if this concept is only embodied in a sub-theme within them.