I am trying to find a French translation for the word 'house', in the context of school. In England, schools are divided into 'houses' of students, like a group- this may not be a literal, physical entity though. Google translate gives 'maison d'école' which I think is a bit too literal- is there a proper word for it?
If you mean "house" like "Gryffindor" in Harry Potter for example, it is translated as maison, so we do in fact use the literal translation ;)
Not sure, maybe "confrérie" (fraternities with names made up of Greek letters like "Delta Kappa Epsilon"...) You can also say "fraternité" (for boys) or "sororité" for girls