Microsoft Word Templates for School Use

Find free templates for teachers, students, and school administrators

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 Microsoft 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, and Word 2010.

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Microsoft Office Back-to-School Template Collection

Microsoft template for elementary teachers

Browse Microsoft Office Back-to-School Template Collection for templates designed 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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Xerox K-12 Education Templates

School Brochure Word Template

Xerox offers a professionally designed and colorful school brochure template for Word, but most of its educational offerings are in PDF format. Those can be placed in Word or printed, but are designed to be filled out by hand. There are files for:

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

Field Trip Permission Form template

Although some of these Brainy Betty Classroom 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 download the templates sight unseen.

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6th Grade Welcome template for Word 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

Class syllabus template for Word

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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Certificate template for Word

Although offers an enormous selection of templates, not all of them are free. Before you can download free templates, you have to sign up for an account. The free membership allows three downloads a day and the inclusion of a company credit line with the template (no credit card required). 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.

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Monthly calendar template for Word provides yearly and monthly school year calendars in several versions that are regularly updated. All are simple designs and compatible with Microsoft Word. 

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Education World Teacher Templates

Certificate Word template

Education World offers printables and Word templates for classroom use. Most of them are single color, and the design looks a little dated, but the categories include:

  • Assessments
  • Back to school
  • Classroom organizer
  • Bulletin board resource
  • Award certificate
  • Flyers, posters, and signs
  • Bookmarks
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