School English Vocabulary

School English Vocabulary will help you to enhance your vocabulary and learn new English words about school. School English Vocabulary has been designed to be fun while also learning new English words.

School English Vocabulary

If you’re looking to improve your English vocabulary, I’ve listed some useful words below about things in schools that can be used in many different ways.

1. quad



An open square area that has buildings all around it, especially in a school or college.

  • Students greeted him as he walked through the quad.
  • Her office window overlooks the quad.


2. field


The area in the School is used for playing a sport on. (British English = pitch)

  • There was huge excitement as the school teams came onto the field.
  • a football/soccer/sports field.
  • a baseball/cricket/rugby field.


3. bleachers


A sloping area of seats at a sports field that are cheaper and not covered by a roof.

  • Our school has a huge of bleachers.
  • I will see you on the bleachers.


4. principal


The person in charge of a school and charge of all its daily activities and maintaining its various systems. (UK headteacher, head).

  • She sent unruly pupils to see the principal.
  • Our school principal is lovely.


5. assistant principal

assistant principal

An education administrator responsible for facilitating the day-to-day requirements of the school. (Also known as a vice principal)

  • Our assistant principals deal with the issues of school management.
  • The assistant principals have a meeting with parents to discuss student behavioral or learning problems.


6. counselor

school counselor

A person who is trained to listen to people and give them advice about their problems.

  • The school now has a counselor to help students with both personal and work problems.
  • I love our school counselor she is helpful.


7. classroom


A room in a school where lessons take place.

  • Students are expected to be quiet and obedient in the classroom.
  • The children put up posters on the classroom walls.


8. teacher


A person whose job is to teach in a school.

  • My son’s never been in trouble with his teachers before.
  • There is a shortage of teachers, especially in music and science.


9. restrooms

school restrooms

A room with a toilet in a public place, such as a school.

  • When the teacher came, I really wanted to go to the restroom.
  • We have clean restrooms in our school.


10. hallway

school hallway

A space or passage inside the entrance or front door of a building.

  • He walked down the school hallway to see the assistant principal.
  • She walked through the crowded hallways to the locker room.


11. locker

school locker

A small cupboard that can be locked, where you can leave your clothes, bags, etc. while you play a sport or go somewhere.

  • I left my things in my locker.
  • I lost the keys of the locker.


12. clerk


A person who is responsible for performing a number of administrative duties at an elementary, middle, or high school.


13. cafeteria

school cafeteria

A restaurant where you choose and pay for your meal before you carry it to a table. Cafeterias are often found in factories schools, colleges, hospitals, etc.

  • Consumer groups were urging school cafeterias to serve healthier food.
  • I will meet you in the cafeteria during the break.


14. computer lab

computer lab

A computer lab is a space that provides computer services and lessons to students at school.

  • We have a new computer lab in our school.
  • I love studying in the computer lab.


15. teacher’s aide

teacher's aide

A teacher’s aide or classroom assistant is a person who helps a teacher in a school classroom but who is not a qualified teacher.

  • She works as a teacher’s aide.
  • I am working as a part-time teacher’s aide.


16. library


A school library is a library within a school where students, staff, and often, parents of a public or private school have access to a variety of resources.

  • We are studying in the school library.
  • I love our school library it has so many books to read.


17. auditorium

school auditorium

The part of a theatre, concert hall, etc. in which the audience sits.

  • The auditorium seats over a thousand people.
  • You will be taken on a guided tour of the theatre, including the stage, auditorium, and backstage areas.


18. gym

school gym

A room or hall with equipment for doing physical exercise, for example in a school.

  • The school has recently built a new gym.
  •  in a gym to play basketball in the gym

19. coach


Someone whose job is to teach people to improve at a sport, skill, or school subject.

  • The coach issued a diktat that all team members must attend early-morning practice.
  • Our football coach has worked hard to inculcate a team spirit into the players.


20. track


a piece of ground with a special surface for people, cars, etc. to have races or to drive on

  • a Formula One Grand Prix track (= for motor racing).
  • a running track.