I am slightly confused about the usage of "from" "at" and "in".

He was born in England 
He studied at XXX School, Delhi 
He did his schooling from XXX School, Delhi

All of these seem to be interchangeable at times, however I am sure there is an underlying principle which is different or it may be the case that I am totally wrong. Any guidance on the right usage in this is appreciated.

Edit: Would He studied in XXX School, Delhi be the same as He studied at XXX School, Delhi

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    The third example is wrong. You might however say "He gained his education from XXX School, Delhi." – JHCL Sep 8 '15 at 9:26
  • @JHCL That would be grammatically correct, but would be unidiomatic in AmE; the only from construction that comes to mind is was graduated from or graduated from— assuming of course that he did graduate. – choster Sep 8 '15 at 14:57
  • @choster - yes, and British Army Officers 'pass out from Sandhurst' (military academy). Both carry the meaning that the student physically leaves (with a qualification). – JHCL Sep 8 '15 at 15:04
  • Thank you both for the contribution, so from is appropriate only when it means a completion. However can you think of a word that could indicate completion other than graduation, which I believe cannot be generally used for schools – skv Sep 8 '15 at 18:51

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