A garden or grove near Athens (so named from the hero Academus), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of philosophy of which Plato was head.
An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.
A place of training; a school.
A school or place of training in which some special art is taught; as, the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music.
The royal academy of Adana, a school for military officers. It includes large parts of the city, including the citadel in its purview. Many of Mordin's best officers have trained at the academy at some point.
Public funded independent school established under Section 482 of the Education Act 1986.
A place of study, the word coming from the Greek name of a garden near Athens where Plato and other philosophers held discussions from the 5th century B.C. to he 6th century A.D. The First Academy of Fine Arts was the Academy of Drawing founded in 1563 in Florence. The purpose was to foster the arts by systematic teachings, exhibitions, discussion and occasionally by financial assistance.
a secondary school (usually private)
a school for special training
a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
a college preparatory school that fosters a commitment to continued learning, mutual respect and support, strong interpersonal relationships, and shared interests and goals among a diverse population
an innovative secondary school for youth needing or wanting a small learning community, where they are challenged to create their future through a dynamic learning process
an international school
an organizational tool which helps create a smaller learning environment for students
a place where special subjects or skills are taught to those with a willingness to learn
a recognised international school with students from all over the world
a school that follows the British curriculum, but is looking at ways to introducing Islamic history, teachings and culture to its students within that framework
a school within a school that connects the core academic subjects with a particular field of study
a school within a school which enables students to gain real-life experience in conjunction with the academic program
a small learning community comprised of a cluster of students who have some of the same teachers for at least three years, and who share several classes each year
a small learning community within a school
a special program offered through Southwestern Michigan College for qualified high school juniors and seniors
a state funded independent school set up as a company with charitable status
a unique summer institute of higher learning whose goal is to guide future leaders of the Space Program by giving them a unique perspective on the entire NASA system
Special-focus program in which academic and vocational teachers collaborate around a single theme. Most are schools within schools, but often these programs encompass the entire school (U.S. Department of Education).
Derived from Akademeia, the name of the garden where Plato taught his students; the term came to be applied to official (generally conservative) teaching establishments.
The olive grove outside Athens in which Plato set up his school of philosophy. It continued in operation for 900 years. The term was later used by the Ptolomys in Egypt, by Charlemagne in north Europe and by Muslims in Spain. Renaissance Italy saw the foundation of a new Platonic Academy in Florence, which re-established the link between philosophy and gardens.
Originally a private or public school in a burgh.
Commonly used to denote the national school of art in 18th- and 19th-century France. After 1862, the school's name became the Ècole des Beaux-Arts, and the Académie Française became the name of an official group of noted authors and artists.
A term often found in school names. Can refer to, among others, a small school within a larger one, a school that is highly academic or one that caters to under-prepared students.
A training school; a place to train, learn, study, and achieve.
Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
independent schools offering free education to pupils of all abilities, established by sponsors from business, faith or voluntary groups working in partnership with central Government and local education partners. CTC
Originally thought as Military schools, Academies are now evolved as strong higher education organizations. The most famous Academy of them all, The Russian Academy of Sciences, is one of the strongest Research organizations in Russia.
An academy is an institution of higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademeia, a sanctuary of Athene, the goddess of wisdom, north of Athens.
Since 2000, "Academy" in England can mean a type of secondary school which is independent but publicly funded and publicly run. As such, Academies are outside the control of the Local Authorities in which they are situated. This type of school was known as a City Academy for the first few years but the term was changed to "Academy" by an amendment in the Education Act 2002 http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2002/20032--j.htm.