Don’t get us wrong—we’re excited to go back to school. We love our college, and we can’t wait to see all of our friends and meet new people. All we’re saying is, getting back into homework, exams and dining hall food would be a little more bearable if we were going to one of these (sadly) fictional schools.
1. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
We wish our course load consisted of Charms, Transfiguration, Defense Against the Dark Arts and flying lessons! Not to mention living in a gorgeous castle, enjoying a delicious start-of-term feast and taking weekend trips to Hogsmeade. Seriously, where is our Hogwarts letter?
2. Constance Billard School for Girls
We really don’t want to go back to high school, but if we went to an elite private school in New York City we might be okay with it. The uniforms would even be bearable, because we could flirt with the guys at St. Judes and hang out in the gorgeous courtyard between classes.
3. Octavian Country Day
Seriously, why wasn’t our middle school experience this fabulous? We definitely had to deal with mean girls, but our sense of style still isn’t as on point as the girls in the Pretty Committee. Sigh.
4. Rydell High
Living in the '50s would be pretty great—style wise, at least. The guys wore leather jackets, and for girls, leggings totally counted as pants! Plus, at Rydell High everyone is always singing, dancing and having a good time!
5. Bronson Alcott High
At Bronson Alcott High there are tons of beautiful people, the parties are actually fun and there never seems to be any homework. Count us in!
6. North Shore High
Yes, this school is kind of awful, but there always seems to be something going on! And with Tina Fey as our math teacher, we’d totally pay attention in class. Unless we got distracted by Aaron Samuels, that is.
7. Sunnydale High
This high school might sit on the Hellmouth, but at least life is never boring! We would love to spend our time with the Scooby Gang. If we can’t be Buffy, we’d like to at least be one of her best friends.
8. East High
A high school where everyone is talented and people actually care about extracurriculars? We’d like to go there. We could even get used to breaking into song every few minutes... if Zac Efron was our duet partner.
9. Shermer High
We don’t actually get to see this school in session, but does it really matter? We all want to live in a John Hughes film, after all.
10. Horace Green Preparatory School
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Our homework would be to listen to great music, we’d go on a field trip to the Battle of the Bands and Jack Black would be our teacher. We repeat, Jack Black would be our teacher.
Unfortunately, we can’t attend any of these fictional schools. So it’s a good thing we love our university of choice—even if it’s not Hogwarts.