A school is an educational institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students under the direction of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools.
A school is a place where people go to learn about topics such as reading, writing and mathematics. In a school or university, one or more teachers help students to learn. In many places around the world, children have to go to school for a certain number of years.