The Top 10 Fictional School We Wish We Attended

 

North Shore seems great, not because of the students (who are the worst, obviously), but because this seems like one of the only places on this list you might get a fulfilling, decent education. Tina Fey as your no-nonsense but laid back math teacher? Tim Meadows the despairing principal? That sounds great. Rachel McAdams can humiliate me as much as she wants, and that's NOT a weird sex thing.

 

The Top 10 Fictional School We Wish We Attended

 

It actually might not be the best idea to attend Sunnydale, where everyone's either a sexy monster or about to be murdered by one. The upsides: you can easily skip class whenever you want, since everyone will just assume you've befallen the same fate as pretty much anyone else who goes there. Or you can just sit back and chill in what has to be the nicest library in an American public school ever. Also, like I said, sexy monsters. Pretty cool.

 

The Top 10 Fictional School We Wish We Attended

 

An obvious request if I'm going to attend Bayside High is that I'm allowed to be a part of Zack Morris' crew of friends. Saved by the Bell was an awesome show, but let's face it: everyone who wasn't a main character was human garbage and treated as such. No thanks.

 

The Top 10 Fictional School We Wish We Attended

 

Ah yeah, nothing beats that small town Texan hospitality. Well, kind of. It's hard to imagine going a single day at Dillon High without being yelled at by Coach Taylor/Tammy Taylor/Riggins/Tara at some point. And yeah, I know everyone ends up rooting for the East Dillon Lions eventually. I couldn't care less. You saw their facilities, right? I'll be cheering on the bad guy Panthers all the way to my full college scholarship.

 

The Top 10 Fictional School We Wish We Attended

 

If the first 4 seasons of Skins are to be believed, Roundview offers a tempting curriculum: A perpetually DTF student body (and even some teachers), practically effortless admission to Harvard, and parties of unbridled hedonism and carnage. Pretty much like any real French school, then. Except you don't have to learn a new language.

 

The Top 10 Fictional School We Wish We Attended

 

A cool thing about Starfleet is that it apparently requires very little education. Almost as soon as you've gotten hold of your (hopefully not red) weird uniform, you could be thrown into a ragtag crew of space explorers at a moment's notice. It all sounds great, and would be, if there wasn't that one "cool" clique going round starting interplanetary wars and ruining it for everyone.

 

The Top 10 Fictional School We Wish We Attended

Springfield Elementary can't be beat for its cast of wacky characters and hilarious incidents (Seasons 1-11 only). Deep down we all want to go back to Elementary School to regain our lost youth. Why else does everyone insist on watching just the first eleven seasons of The Simpsons over and over again?

 

The Top 10 Fictional School We Wish We Attended

 

If an honest, enriching high school experience is your kind of thing, William McKinley High is the place to do it. Freaks and Geeks is probably the most realistic high school show on this list because it explores with emotional maturity the contradiction between pressured individuality and conformation that's so prevalent in the high school experience. It's also a realistic show because James Franco is an arrogant weird stoner in it.

 

The Top 10 Fictional School We Wish We Attended

 

Cool powers aside, Xavier's School is an awesome place. The beautiful rolling hills of New York State, the inclusive social and educational immersion, the fact you get to fly a GODDAMN SUPERJET whenever you like. Sign me up, as long as I don't have to turn blue or anything.

 

The Top 10 Fictional School We Wish We Attended

 

Living in constant fear of your likely death isn't all bad when you're doing it in a rockin' magic castle. First of all let's talk about all that incredible food that just shows up on the table out of nowhere, because I feel like the books really glossed over that. In fact, why wasn't one book entirely dedicated to one of these insane enchanted feasts these kids get to enjoy THREE TIMES A DAY? The meals at Hogwarts alone make it by far the best fictional school out there. Throw in some cool ghosts, hanging out with your friends by a roaring fireplace every night, and the fact you're a damn sorcerer, and there's no competition.

 

 

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The Top 10 Fictional School We Wish We Attended