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Top 10 Fictional Television Schools

Now is the time of year when people are headed back to school, which always makes me a little nostalgic. Sometimes I wish I was going back school, so I started thinking about all my favorite fictional schools. So without further ado here at the Top 10 Fictional Schools from TV that make me want to go back to school (in no particular order).

Sunnydale High School – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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So what if it was literally built on a Hellmouth and at one point their principal was a literal monster? There was always something exciting going on at Sunnydale High School and Buffy was always there to protect them. I definitely would have been hanging out in the library with Giles, hoping to be friends with the Scooby Gang.

The Harbor School – The O.C.

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The most appealing part of The Harbor School wasn’t the beach, the classes, or the teachers, it was mostly just the fact that they had a cafe right in their school. If I would have gone to a school that served coffee, my caffeine addiction would have started a lot sooner in life. Plus, having Seth in my classes definitely wouldn’t have sucked. Everyone needs some daily teen sarcasm to get through high school.

Chilton Preparatory School – Gilmore Girls

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Call me crazy, but I always thought it would be cool to go to a school that had a uniform. I spent way too much time in high school deciding what to wear. I would have saved precious minutes in the morning if I had gone to a school like Chilton. Plus, having Max Medina as an English teacher would have been pretty awesome, but hopefully my mom wouldn’t try to date him.

Beacon Hills – Teen Wolf

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High schools where supernatural creatures exist are probably risky choices, but the most appealing part of Beacon Hills is the fact that they have a lacrosse team instead of a football team. I know nothing about football and I feel like lacrosse is a sport I could really get behind, especially if Stiles and Scott are playing.

Rosewood High School – Pretty Little Liars

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To be honest, Rosewood seems like the worst place on earth to live, but it seems like there was way more socializing than class attending going on. I’m pretty sure the only class they had there was English, and no one even seemed to attend that very often. I’m all for more hanging out and less studying as long as A doesn’t come after me.

Neptune High School – Veronica Mars

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Neptune High School has some pretty terrible people in it, but at least it would be interesting. I also like that they had a legit newspaper there. I think my high school paper had a new issue maybe four times a year. It would be been cool to have that writing experience earlier in life. Plus, if I ever needed a private investigator, Veronica would have only been a note pass away.

Carlton School for the Deaf – Switched at Birth

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Ever since Switched at Birth came out, I’ve wanted to learn sign language. It would have been awesome to go to a school that had both hearing and non-hearing students. American Sign Language would definitely be a great skill to have.

John Adams High School – Boy Meets World

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John Adams High School seemed like the most average school, but the one thing that made it extraordinary was Mr. Feeney. He was not only a great teacher but a great human. He taught history as well as life lessons. I probably could have benefited from those lessons.

Dillon High School – Friday Night Lights

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I know I mentioned I don’t know anything about football before, but maybe if I would have gone to a football-focused school like Dillon High, I wouldn’t be so helpless now. I think I could really get into it, especially with Tim Riggins, Matt Saracen, Luke Cafferty, and Landry Clarke hanging around.

William McKinley High School – Glee

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Even though I’m not a good singer, I feel like I would have still made the cut at William McKinley High School’s Glee Club. If there’s one thing I love, it’s musicals, so an excuse to sing Broadway hits is all I would need. This is probably the closest thing I could get to a musical theater school, which would be a dream come true to attend.

Those are the best fictional TV schools like I wish I went to. Are there any I missed? Let me know in the comments!

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