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The part of the year during which school is in session, in North America typically lasting from September to June.
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1. (Education) a twelve-month period, (in Britain) usually starting in late summer and continuing for three terms until the following summer, during which pupils remain in the same class
2. (Education) the time during this period when the school is open
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the months of the year during which school is open and attendance at school is required.
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|Noun||1.||school year - the period of time each year when the school is open and people are studying|
year - a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity; "a school year"
academic session, academic term, school term, session - the time during which a school holds classes; "they had to shorten the school term"
semester - one of two divisions of an academic year
trimester - one of three divisions of an academic year
quarter - one of four periods into which the school year is divided; "the fall quarter ends at Christmas"
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