Does your school have demons, sing-alongs or mutants? These fictional schools do. We wonder what classes there are like…
WEST BEVERLY HILLS HIGH (BEVERLY HILLS, 90210)
If you go to this ritzy school, you’ll join a student body that consists solely of the disturbingly good-looking. And when you’re not surfing, tanning or modeling, you can hang out with the rest of the gang at the Peach Pit, that perpetually warm and inviting local diner.
EAST HIGH (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL)
East High isn’t perfect, but when its student body puts it differences aside, sugary, feel-good sing-alongs usually ensue. When you need a moment to yourself, you can head to the school’s beautiful rooftop garden, a favourite hideaway of the one and only Troy Bolton.
DEGRASSI COMMUNITY SCHOOL (DEGRASSI THE NEXT GENERATION)
If it’s scandal you seek, look no further. Degrassi Community School boasts some of the most gasp-worthy ones, all neatly wrapped up in a well-intentioned Canadian drama. Oh, and this one’s close to home too: Degrassi Community School is an actual high school in Toronto, Ontario.
BAYSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (SAVED BY THE BELL)
At this school, “if the teacher pops a test you’ll know you’re in a mess, cos’ your dog ate all your homework last night. But if you ride low in your chair, she won’t know that you’re there, then you can hand it in tomorrow and it’ll be alright.” If only real school was that simple! The dialogue is cheesier than the nachos at The Max, but we wouldn’t want it any other way.
SUNNYDALE HIGH SCHOOL (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER)
Sure, the library sits atop a gateway to a world teeming with demons, vampires and other evil creatures, but with Buffy around, she’ll keep the rest of the school safe when she battles those wicked baddies.
SMALLVILLE HIGH (SMALLVILLE)
Well, it’s Superman’s high school, which is pretty important. Besides that, it’s home to some of the wackiest characters in television history, including teleporting dead girls and bug-crazy Lana-lovers. Not bad for Middle-of-Nowhere, Kansas.
WALKERVILLE ELEMENTARY (THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS)
Where else can you learn about the human body while you’re actually on a field trip inside of one? Plus, Walkerville is home to Ms. Frizzle, possibly the greatest teacher ever.
HARBOR SCHOOL (THE O.C.)
Perhaps the most elaborate and luxuriously designed high school in history. It features spectacular ocean and mountain views, an outdoor cafeteria complete with freshly barbecued entrees, and a gorgeous circular quad.
LAKE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL (FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF)
Lake Forest High School boasts educators that are truly dedicated to their craft: which principal actually shows up at the home of a student to check up on their well-being? It’s touching really. One of the most impossibly charming slack-offs in history attends this school too, so the teachers have their work cut out for them.
XAVIER INSTITUTE FOR HIGHER LEARNING (THE X-MEN MOVIES)
If you go to this school for the “gifted”, chances are you have some mutant talents yourself. And what’s more fun than having super powers, access to high-tech toys, like the X-Men’s Blackbird, and a place to hone your skills called The Danger Room?