in school or at school

Which preposition is correct?

in school or at school

I am studying at St. Xavier’s Institution, Penang 


I am studying in St. Xavier’s Institution, Penang?

We use “at” when the school is named, so

“I am studying at St. Xavier’s Institution, Penang.” 

However, either “at” or “in” can be used when saying a child is still attending school.


 “My daughter is only 16 and still in/at school.”

We can also use either when talking about certain school activities or phenomena,

like “sports in/at school” or “bullying in/at school”.


1 Comment »

  1. AhrChin said

    Uncle Teng,
    exam coming soon!
    so scare!

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