Microsoft Word Templates for School

Find free templates for teachers, students, and school administrators

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School teachers and administrators can use free Microsoft Word templates to create calendars, class schedules, seating charts, classroom signs, and certificates of accomplishment for the classroom from their computers or tablets. Word templates are also available for book reports and team sports rosters.

Information in this article applies to Word for Office 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, and Word 2010.

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Microsoft Office Back-To-School Template Collection

Browse templates for teachers, students, parents, and administrators. You'll find Microsoft Word templates as well as Excel and PowerPoint templates. Download templates for:

  • Homework schedules
  • Assignment calendars
  • Course syllabus
  • Lesson plans
  • School newsletters
  • General-purpose Word templates for letters, collaborative papers, and student reports

All the templates are professionally designed and work seamlessly with Microsoft products.

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Success Certificates Award Certificate Templates

Success Certificates offers certificate templates in many styles and colors. The free templates are available for Microsoft Word and as PDFs. Open the PDF in Adobe Reader and save the file with a .DOC extension before opening it in Word.

The site has thousands of sport, school, and appreciation certificate templates. A sample includes:

  • Volunteer of the Month certificate
  • Science Award certificate
  • Super Scientist certificate
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Middle School diploma
  • Nursery School diploma
  • Most Improved certificate
  • Student of the Month certificate
  • Best Attitude certificate
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Xerox K-12 Education Templates

Xerox offers a K-12 Education Series of templates for Word. These templates are professionally designed and colorful. Available in letter and A4 size, there are templates for:

  • Conference appointments
  • Welcome signs
  • Name tags
  • Labels
  • Certificates
  • Athletic schedules
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Brainy Betty K-12 Classroom Templates

Although some of these templates are dated, you'll find a collection of Microsoft Word classroom templates for students of all ages and for teachers in the teachers' section of the Brainy Betty website. Templates include:

  • School newsletters
  • Signs
  • Lesson plans
  • Reading logs

There are also other forms that are appropriate for educational use. No previews are available. You'll download the templates sight unseen. However, the templates are free.

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Education World Teacher Templates

Education World offers a wealth of Word templates for classroom use. Some of the categories include:

  • Assessments
  • Back to school
  • Classroom organizer
  • Bulletin board resource
  • Award certificate
  • Flyers, posters, and signs
  • Bookmarks
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WordDraw.com School Newsletter Templates

WordDraw.com has a brightly colored collection of Word templates for school use. They use similar themes and bright colors for each age group. These templates are for letter-size newsletters and include templates for:

  • Back-to-school newsletters
  • Newsletters suitable for each grade level, one through 12
  • Preschool and kindergarten newsletters
  • Classroom banners
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Vertex42 Templates for Teachers & Students

Vertex42 offers free downloadable Word and PDF (also Excel and OpenOffice) templates for educational purposes, including templates for:

  • Planners 
  • Syllabus
  • Field trip permission slip 
  • Class schedules
  • Printable graph paper
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Template.net School Newsletter Templates

Template.net offers an enormous selection of free Word templates. The templates aren't all for education, but many can be used in the classroom. Free downloadable newsletter templates for a range of ages are available. Before you can download many of the templates, you'll need to subscribe to the site's email list.

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CalendarLabs.com School Calendar Templates

CalendarLabs.com provides yearly and monthly school year calendars in several versions. All are simple designs and compatible with Microsoft Word.