Definition of normal school in US English:

normal school


  • Formerly, a school or college for the training of teachers.

    • ‘Soon thereafter women at Wellesley, Vassar, Radcliffe, and other women's colleges and normal schools in the Northeast had taken up the sport.’
    • ‘Many of these institutions began as normal schools and many continue to have teacher training programs.’
    • ‘Spain's official educational system comprised primary and secondary schools, both public and private, the university and special vocational and normal schools.’
    • ‘In many states the old normal schools were transformed into a state college system after World War II.’
    • ‘She graduated from a normal school in Mexico, but she taught only a year before immigrating to Texas.’