As nouns the difference between academy and conservatoire
is that academy
is the garden where Plato taught while conservatoire
is a music academy, music school, school of music, music conservatory, conservatory of music.
As a proper noun Academy
is the school for advanced education founded by Plato; the garden where Plato taught.
(classical studies, usually, capitalized) The garden where Plato taught.
[Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.]
(classical studies, usually, capitalized) Plato's philosophical system based on skepticism; Plato's followers. [ ]
An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school. [ ]
A school or place of training in which some special art is taught. [ ]
A society of learned people united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science.
- the military academy''' at West Point; a riding '''academy'''; the '''Academy of Music.
(obsolete) The knowledge disseminated in an Academy.
- the French Academy'''; the American '''Academy''' of Arts and Sciences; '''academies of literature and philology.
A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.
(UK, education) A school directly funded by central government, independent of local control.
* (society of learned people) learned society
* academy figure
* Academy of Sciences
* laughing academy
* national academy
(music) A music academy, music school, school of music, music conservatory, conservatory of music.
* college of music
* conservatory of music
* musical school
* music conservatory
* music school
* school of music