academy - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a school or college that teaches a particular subject or skill

    a military/police academy

    1. b.
      in Scotland, a school for children between the ages of 11 and 18
    2. c.
      in England, a school that is funded mainly by the state and partly by other organizations, and controlled directly by central government rather than by local education authorities