The main difference between Institute and School is that the Institute is a organisational body created for a certain purpose and School is a institution designed to teach students under the direction of teachers.
An institute is an organisational body created for a certain purpose.
Often they are research organisations (research institutions) created to do research on specific topics. An institute can also be a professional body, or one involved in adult education, see Mechanics’ Institutes.
In some countries institutes can be part of a university or other institutions of higher education, either as a group of departments or an autonomous educational institution without a traditional university status such as a “university Institute”. (See Institute of Technology)
The word “institute” comes from the Latin word institutum meaning “facility” or “habit”; from instituere meaning “build”, “create”, “raise” or “educate”.
In some countries, such as South Korea and Japan, private schools are sometimes referred to as institutes, rather than schools. In Spain secondary schools are referred to as institutes.
A school is an institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students (or “pupils”) 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. The names for these schools vary by country (discussed in the Regional section below) but generally include primary school for young children and secondary school for teenagers who have completed primary education. An institution where higher education is taught, is commonly called a university college or university.
In addition to these core schools, students in a given country may also attend schools before and after primary and secondary education. Kindergarten or pre-school provide some schooling to very young children (typically ages 3–5). University, vocational school, college or seminary may be available after secondary school. A school may be dedicated to one particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools may provide nontraditional curriculum and methods.
There are also non-government schools, called private schools. Private schools may be required when the government does not supply adequate, or special education. Other private schools can also be religious, such as Christian schools, madrasa, hawzas (Shi’a schools), yeshivas (Jewish schools), and others; or schools that have a higher standard of education or seek to foster other personal achievements. Schools for adults include institutions of corporate training, military education and training and business schools.
In home schooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside a traditional school building. Schools are commonly organized in several different organizational models, including departmental, small learning communities, academies, integrated, and schools-within-a-school.
An organization founded to promote a cause
“I work in a medical research institute.”
An institution of learning; a college, especially for technical subjects
The building housing such an institution
The act of instituting; institution.
That which is instituted, established, or fixed, such as a law, habit, or custom.
The person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation.
To begin or initiate (something); to found.
“He instituted the new policy of having children walk through a metal detector to enter school.”
To train, instruct.
To nominate; to appoint.
Established; organized; founded.
A group of fish or a group of marine mammals such as porpoises, dolphins, or whales.
“The divers encountered a huge school of mackerel.”
An institution dedicated to teaching and learning; an educational institution.
“Our children attend a public school in our neighborhood.”
“Harvard University is a famous American postsecondary school.”
An primary and secondary education, prior to tertiary education (college or university).
At Eton College, a period or session of teaching.
“Divinity, history and geography are studied for two schools per week.”
Within a larger educational institution, an organizational unit, such as a department or institute, which is dedicated to a specific subject area.
“We are enrolled in the same university, but I attend the School of Economics and my brother is in the School of Music.”
An art movement, a community of artists.
The followers of a particular doctrine; a particular way of thinking or particular doctrine; a school of thought.
“These economists belong to the monetarist school.”
The time during which classes are attended or in session in an educational institution.
“I’ll see you after school.”
The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honours are held.
The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age.
“He was a gentleman of the old school.”
An establishment offering specialized instruction, as for driving, cooking, typing, coding, etc.
(of fish) To form into, or travel in a school.
To educate, teach, or train (often, but not necessarily, in a school.)
“Many future prime ministers were schooled in Eton.”
To defeat emphatically, to teach an opponent a harsh lesson.
To control, or compose, one’s expression.
“She took care to school her expression, not giving away any of her feelings.”