Microsoft Word Templates for School

Find free templates for teachers, students, and school administrators

Circling date on calendar for Final Exams

Ildo Frazao/Getty Images

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

Microsoft Office Back-To-School Template Collection

At Microsoft Office, 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 that are useful for letters, collaborative papers, and student reports.

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

 

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 PDFs in Adobe Reader and resave them with a .doc extension before opening them in Word.)

The site has thousands of sport, school, and appreciation certificate templates. A sampling 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

Xerox K-12 Education Templates

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

  • Conference appointments
  • Welcome signs
  • Name/desk tags
  • Labels
  • Certificates
  • Athletic schedules

Brainy Betty K-12 Classroom Templates

Although some of these templates are a little 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 for:

  • 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. However, they are free so you can take the risk without worry.

Education World Teacher Templates

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

  • Assessment templates
  • Back to School templates
  • Classroom organizer templates
  • Bulletin Board Resource templates
  • Award certificate templates
  • Flyers, posters, and sign templates
  • Bookmark templates

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 all 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

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

 

Template.net School Newsletter Templates

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

CalendarLabs.com School Calendar Templates

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