A place of exercise with covered walks, in the suburbs of Athens, where Aristotle taught philosophy.
A higher school, in Europe, which prepares youths for the university.
a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
a fee school that is associated with public schools, better pay for teachers and better facilities
The term derives from the sacred grove in which Aristotle his school of philosophy. Because he used to walk about the grove while teaching, the school came to be described as peripatetic. - DEFINITIONS Return to glossary index