School Vocabulary Words

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School is an important part of our every day lives and whether you are a student within a school or whether you are a teacher, it is important to be able to talk about various elements of school life.

With this handy section on school vocabulary, you will be able to learn all the words and phrases that you will need to be able to thrive within a school in an English speaking country. This will also help you to more easily be able to go about your day to day errands around school and make understanding what others say, more simple.

School Vocabulary

School Objects

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Book
  • Notebook
  • Pencil case
  • Backpack
  • Scissors
  • Compass
  • Pins
  • Clip
  • Pencil
  • Coloured pencil (U.K) – Colored pencils (U.S)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Stapler
  • Calculator
  • Ballpoint
  • Highlighter
  • Rubber(U.K) – eraser (U.S)
  • Scotch tape
  • Paint
  • Palette
  • Paint brush
  • Protractor
  • Set square
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Beaker
  • Flask
  • Test tube
  • Funnel
  • Binder
  • Computer
  • Paper
  • File holder
  • Map
  • Magnifying glass
  • Clock
  • Blackboard
  • Globe

Additionally there are some electronic devices and equipment in school, including:

  • Computer
  • Monitor
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Speakers
  • Projector
  • Air conditioner
  • Remote control
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Plug
  • Stereo/ CD player
  • Electronic dictionary
  • DVD/ Video player
  • Fan

School Rooms and Places

  • The schoolyard
  • The Principal’s office
  • The classroom
  • The music room
  • The art room
  • The computer room
  • The library
  • The lockers
  • The pool
  • The baseball field
  • The playground
  • The toilet

School Subjects

  • Maths (U.K) – Math (U.S)
  • Art
  • English
  • Music
  • History
  • Science
  • Geography
  • Information technology
  • Biology
  • Drama
  • Swimming
  • Physical education

People at School

  • Teacher
  • Classmate
  • Coach
  • Cook
  • Janitor
  • Librarian
  • President
  • Principal
  • Professor
  • Secretary
  • Students

School Vocabulary Words Video