For most of us, an average day at school was never anything particularly memorable. We’d attend the same classes as usual, gossip at our lockers, and get strangely excited if the cafeteria ladies decided to serve square slices of pizza for lunch. This may account for the occasional pangs of jealousy we feel while watching the insanely dramatic lives of the students who attend our favorite fictional schools. The institutions on screen and in books never seem to contain a single dull moment, whether it’s Miss Frizzle leading kids through space or Cher Horowitz debating the current state of Haiti.
And I know I’m not the only one who gets jealous whenever a choreographed dance routine breaks out during the prom scene of any given teen movie.
Below is a list of the 18 coolest, most adventurous fictional schools in TV and movies that I’m sure we all wish we could attend. As millions of kids return to school over the next couple of weeks, let’s hope their days are filled with just as much excitement — minus any vampires, of course.
18 Fictional Schools We Wish We Could Attend: