school – la escuela
To remember that school is pronounced es-kweh-la (escuela) in Spanish, use the following mnemonic:
The school for the eskimos was a whaler (escuela) – a ship they had once used for hunting whales but which now had classrooms inside and a playground on the deck.
Escuela is feminine, so it's la escuela. Imagine the school that Lady Godiva went to – where she took "no-uniform day" to the extreme...