40+ School Names From Fiction And Real Life To Inspire You

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Nov 19, 2020
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Like in many movies and TV shows, schools and colleges are a place where you can connect with like-minded people.  

If you are creating a school experience for your viewers or readers, we will share with you more than 40 school name ideas that can help you in naming your school.

From fantasy to funny, we have all types of names, that will be perfect for your school, academy, technical school, fine arts school, and much more. A catchy, and attractive school name is the first thing that people will notice.

You can also check out funny clan names or 'Animal Crossing' town names for more ideas.

School Names From Popular Fiction

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Thank God for the television and movies, we have schools that we love. Our list contains school name ideas from popular fiction.  

1. Bayside High School: appeared on the TV show 'Saved By The Bell'.

2. Degrassi Community School: the famous school valley school of the TV show 'Degrassi'

3. Greendale Community College: sometimes the best school names are the simple ones, just like the Greendale Community College (GCC) that appeared in the TV show 'Community'.  

4. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: appeared in all the 'Harry Potter' films and is located in Scotland.

5. John Adams High School: the high school in 'Boy Meets World', one of the popular high school names.

6. North Shore High School: from the movie 'Mean Girls’, it is the perfect name for your school.

7. Padua High School: fromone of the iconic films of Heath Ledger '10 Things I Hate About You’. Did you know: the film was based off the Shakespeare play 'Taming Of The Shrew.'

8. Rydell High School: charter school from 'Grease' Rydell High School.

9. South Park Elementary: from the TV show 'South Park', a charter school.

10. Springfield Elementary School: the TV show 'The Simpsons‘ gave a unique elementary name.

11. Third Street Elementary School: charter school from the animated series 'Recess'.

12. Walkerville Elementary School: from the TV show 'The Magic School Bus' is a perfect name for a valley school.

13. West Beverly High: Beverly Beverly Hills 90210 introduced us to simple and old school names.

Magic Or Superhero School Names From Popular Fiction

Teacher helping a student to use a tablet in elementary school.

The magic high and secondary school have appeared in various works of fantasy depicting a fine world between magic and reality. So, these name ideas can make a perfect school academy or business name.

14. Aethergarde Academy: featured in 'Aethergarde Academy' by Guillen Victori.

15. Alfea College: appeared on the TV show 'Winx Club'.

16. Arcane University: from the video game 'Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion'.

17. Canterlot School and Library of Magic: featured in 'My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'.

18. Daane University: fine arts college from Holly Lisle's 'Fire in the Mists'.

19. Greenlaw College: from A College of Magics'.

20. Hexside School of Magic: from ‘The Owl House’.

21. Luna Nova Magical Academy: featured in Yoh Yoshinari's 'Little Witch Academia'.

22. Magicians' Guild: from 'The Black Magician' series by Trudi Canavan.

23. Miskatonic University: featured in H.P. Lovecraft's books.

24. Salvatore School For The Young And Gifted: featured in TV shows 'The Vampire Diaries' and its spin-offs 'The Originals' and 'Legacies'.

25. The Black School: where the Icelandic priest and scholar Sæmundr fróði learned magic.

26. The Colleges of Magic: featured in the video game 'Warhammer Fantasy'.

27. The University: featured in 'The Kingkiller Chronicle' by Patrick Rothfuss.

28. The Scholomance: a legendary Blackmagic secondary school.  

29. University of Rhiannon: featured in books by Poul Anderson.

30. University of Salamanca Faculty of Magic: from 'The Charwoman's Shadow' by Lord Dunsany.

31. Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts (W.A.D.A.): from the 'Harry Potter' films.

32. Wiz Tech: technical school for wizards, from 'Wizards of Waverly Place'.

Famous School Names From Real Life

33. American International School of Vienna in Austria. The Grammy Award-winning Canadian musician Bryan Adams is one of the famous alumni of the school.

34. Antwerp International School in Belgium. It is the first international school to gain European Council of International Schools (ECIS) accreditation.  

35. Appleby College in Canada. Famous alumni include Canadian businessman Kent Angus.

36. Bonn International School in Germany. Famous alumni include diplomat and banker Charles Petrie OBE.

37. Cairo American College in Egypt. Famous alumni include American rapper and singer Machine Gun Kelly.

38. Colegio Bolivar in Colombo.

39. International School of Luxembourg in Luxembourg. Famous alumni include Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg.

40. International School of Macaé in Brazil. The school gives an opportunity for the students to learn and produce new and more complex English language structures.

41. King's Academy in Jordan, named after King Abdullah II of Jordan.

42. Lycée franco-finlandais d'Helsinki in Finland, Founded under the French Catherine Servé in 1947.

Kidadl has lots of names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for school names and you're writing a fantasy story then why not take a look at magical names and names that mean mystery.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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