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A Big List of School Words from A to Z

Welcome the new school year with this list of over 180 school words.

There’s school vocabulary words grouped alphabetically and by theme. There’s school terms grouped by:

Click on the following link if you’re looking for school spelling words.

School Words from A – Z

First, here is a list of school words in alphabetical order:

A

  • absent
  • academic
  • admission
  • agenda
  • alphabet
  • answers
  • arithmetic
  • Art
  • assembly
  • assignment
  • attendance
  • awards

B

  • backpack
  • Back to School
  • binder
  • Biology
  • blackboard
  • bookmarks
  • books
  • boys
  • bus

C

  • cafeteria
  • calculator
  • calendar
  • chair
  • chalkboard
  • Chemistry
  • class
  • classmate
  • classroom
  • college
  • colored pencils
  • computers
  • construction paper
  • correct
  • course
  • crayons

D

  • desk
  • detention
  • dictionary
  • diploma
  • Drama
  • dress code

E

  • education
  • elementary
  • English
  • enrolled
  • eraser
  • exam
  • excel
  • experiment

F

  • failed
  • flashcards
  • foreign language
  • French
  • friends

G

  • Geography
  • Geometry
  • girls
  • globe
  • glue (glue stick)
  • grade(s)
  • graduate
  • graduation
  • grammar
  • graph paper
  • group
  • guidance counselor
  • Gym

H

  • hall pass
  • Health
  • highlighter
  • high school
  • History
  • homeschooling
  • homeroom
  • homework

I

  • ink
  • instruction

J

  • janitor
  • junior

K

  • kids
  • kindergarten

L

  • language
  • Language Arts
  • laptop
  • learn
  • lesson
  • library
  • line up
  • literature
  • lockers
  • lunch
  • lunchroom

M

  • mark
  • markers
  • maps
  • Math
  • mathematics
  • memorize
  • middle school
  • Music

N

  • notebook
  • novels
  • numbers

O

  • office
  • oral presentation
  • outside

P

  • paint
  • paper
  • passed
  • pencil
  • pencil case
  • pencil sharpeener
  • pens
  • period
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • playground
  • preschool
  • presentation
  • primary
  • principal
  • private
  • project
  • protractor
  • public
  • pupil

Q

  • questions
  • quiz

R

  • reading
  • recess
  • ruler

S

  • scholarship
  • school
  • school bus
  • Science
  • scissors
  • seats
  • secondary
  • senior
  • sharpener
  • sixth
  • smart
  • snack
  • Social Studies
  • sophomore
  • Spanish
  • spelling
  • sports
  • staples
  • student
  • subject
  • substitute
  • study
  • summer school
  • supplies

T

  • tape
  • teach (taught)
  • teacher
  • test
  • thesaurus
  • track and field
  • tutor

U

  • underline
  • uniform
  • university

V

  • vocabulary
  • vocational school

W

  • watercolors
  • water fountain
  • whiteboard
  • words
  • work
  • writing

X

  • x-axis

Y

  • yard
  • year
  • youth

Z

  • zero
  • zoom

School Themed Word Lists

School Supplies

Here is a vocabulary list of common school supplies:

  • agenda
  • backpack
  • binders
  • books
  • calculator
  • chalk
  • colored pencils
  • combination lock
  • computer
  • construction paper
  • crayons
  • dictionary
  • eraser
  • Geometry set
  • glue
  • glue stick
  • graph paper
  • highlighters
  • laptop
  • notebook
  • oil pastels
  • paint
  • paper
  • pencils
  • pencil case
  • pencil crayons
  • pencil sharpener
  • pens
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • subject dividers
  • tape
  • thesaurus
  • water bottle
  • workbooks

Did we forget one? Let us know any school supply words we missed in the comments below.

School Subjects

The core school subjects usually include:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

English or Language Arts classes or could be further broken down into:

  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Writing

Math classes could be:

  • Algebra
  • Arithmetic
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Pre-algebra
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry

Science classes could include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Social Studies could include:

  • Geography
  • History

Other common school subjects are:

  • Art
  • Computers
  • Drama
  • Foreign Language
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish, etc.
  • Library
  • Music
  • Physical Education (P.E.)
    • Health

Did we miss a subject? Let us know in the comments below. Lunch and recess don’t count lol.

Back to School Word Puzzles and Activities

Here are some fun printable back to school word puzzles and activities that use many of these school vocabulary words:

Or try these back to school themed spelling words.