What is School?
A school is generally called any center
where teaching is provided, at any level of
education: preschool, primary, secondary,
The word, as such, comes from the Latin schola,
and this in turn from the Greek σχολή (scholḗ),
which translates 'leisure', 'free time'.
The school is the institution where it is
taught and learned. It is made up of a
group of teachers and students. It can be public or
The building or premises where this institution
is located, or the teaching that is given or
acquired in a school, is also called a school.
School is also called the place, real or
ideal, where a person shapes his personality, forges
his character and lives enriching experiences. For
example: "I went to the school of life."
It is known as a traditional school that one that
emerged in Europe in the 17th century and
consolidated throughout the 19th century, as a
consequence of liberal revolutions and as an
expression of modernity. According to this concept,
the school was the institution on which the
responsibility of the instruction and the
intellectual and moral training of the citizens
The traditional school is one where a teacher
gives lessons to students, in order for them to
acquire knowledge through memorization and
repetition methods. Today, the term traditional
school is used as opposed to the modern school,
which proposes more current methods for imparting
knowledge. For example, a law school is a
A liberal doctrine of economics formulated by
Adam Smith in his Causes and Consequences of the
Wealth of Nations (1776), in which freedom of
production and of the market is postulated, and the
limitation of role is known as the classical
school of the State in economic matters. This book
is usually recognized as the capital work of
School of thought
A school of thought is one that arises around a
great teacher or ideological leader, whose followers
share a series of conceptions of the world or of
life, or are attached to certain currents of ideas
or doctrines. For example: the structuralist school,
the Frankfurt school, Platonic school, etc.
In art, but also in literature, schools are
referred to in reference to a certain group of
artists or works that share a certain style,
conception or philosophy of art, that are expressed
through their work, and that can be used as features
characteristic of certain times, regions or works.
The normal school, also called normal school, was
the institution in which people who were preparing
to be school teachers studied to graduate.