Fall is a beautiful season filled with pumpkin spice lattes, leaf peeping and cardigans. It also makes us feel nostalgic for our school days. Although for most of us an average day of school amounted to nothing particularly memorable–that wouldn’t be the case if we had attended these amazing, adventurous fictional schools. Let us know where you’d love to go in the comments!
Not only is this school 30 stories high, but there is only one classroom per floor due to a construction error. If only we could be a student of Mrs. Jewls’ 30th floor classroom. With bizarre yet hysterical things happening all the time, math class would go by so much faster.
Ever After High (from the Ever After High series)
Can you imagine having the daughters of Snow White, Cinderella and the Evil Queen as school mates? Our favorite classes would have to be either Grimnastics with Coach Gingerbreadman or Home Evilnomics with Mr. Badwolf.
St. Gallway School (from Special Topics in Calamity Physics)
This elite boarding school in North Carolina is filled with precocious, wealthy and alluring teenagers who just happen to be involved in a clique that may dabble in murder?!
Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters (from the X-Men series)
Who wouldn’t want to train their mutant powers? Just imagine the hijinks you might get up to with your mutant cohorts in the dorms.
The Magic School Bus series)Walkerville Elementary School (from the
The science lessons will really stick with you here—and possibly haunt your dreams for the rest of your life. You can never forget getting swallowed by one of your classmates for a thorough anatomy lesson.
Battle School (Ender’s Game)
A school for tough lover aficionadas. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger, especially in zero gravity combat simulations.
This exclusive (and secret) college for magicians is filled with broken people who are disillusioned with life, but they get to practice magic—real magic that is taxing to learn and has consequences. It’s kind of like a grown-up Hogwarts complete with love, sex and booze.
Old School (Old School)
An English major’s dream school where the only acknowledged snobbery is literary snobbery. Famous authors are frequent visitors, and this year it’s Ernest Hemingway!
This may seem like a typical American high school, but everyone finds their lives intertwined with a familiar Arthurian legend.
Crunchem Hall Primary School (Matilda)
Even though this school has the ogre Ms. Trunchbull as the principal who even uses eating cake as a punishment, there is light and hope in the form of teachers like Ms. Honey and friends like Lavender.
Sweet Valley High (Sweet Valley High series)
This series did make high school look glamorous with dreamy basketball captains or soccer stars asking you to the homecoming dance.
Gallagher Girls series)Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women (
This prestigious institution is for talented young women to study espionage. Just imagine spending your days in martial arts training or history class learning political secrets. Plus, there are several secret passageways to hide (or spy) in.
Avonlea School (Anne of Green Gables)
This quaint one-room schoolhouse on Prince Edward Island may not be as impressive as some of the other schools on this list, but with the richness of the company of Anne Shirley, Gilbert Blythe, and Diana Barry as classmates you won’t realize how sparse the surroundings are.
This small, elite Vermont college is filled with word nerds who form cliques over ancient languages. Okay, they may have some murderous tendencies, but it will be fine if you just stay out of the woods at night.
Hogwarts (Harry Potter series)
You didn’t think we’d forget this prestigious institution of witchcraft and wizardry. We are still waiting on an owl bearing our acceptance letter.
Extra credit for those who leave a comment on which fictional school you wish you attended. Class dismissed!