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If you are still attending school, then a dream about school probably refers to everyday events in your waking life. However, if you left school some time ago, a dream about being back at school can tell you something about your current situation.

You may dream that it is your first day at school again when you are beginning something new in your waking life. Perhaps you are starting a new job, moving to a new area or starting a new relationship.

A dream that you are lost and alone at school can be a sign that you are feeling insecure.

Was your school dream positive or negative? If it was positive, you may be feeling nostalgic for the days of your youth.

However, if you dream was negative, you may need to come to terms with negative experiences you had in your childhood.

A dream about school can also mean that you are feeling oppressed by rules and regulations in your waking life.


If you dream of being at a lesson, you are focusing on increasing your knowledge.

What is the subject you are learning in the dream? Your unconscious mind may be sending you a message that you need to improve your knowledge or skills in a particular area. For example, if you dream that you are learning a foreign language, you may need to learn to understand viewpoints that are different from your own.

A dream of being in a classroom can tell you how you feel about authority. What is your attitude toward the teacher? Are you raising your hand, attempting to gain attention? That can mean that you need attention and approval from others in waking life. Do you try to avoid the teacher's gaze? That can be a sign that you want to avoid responsibility.

If you dream that you are being punished in class, you may be feeling guilty for not meeting your responsibility. You may also be fulfilling a sexual fantasy.


If you dream that you are taking a test, you may be feeling anxious about something that is challenging you in your waking life. Dreaming about arriving late for an exam or handing in a blank paper can be a sign that you lack control over something in waking life. Failing your test can mean that you feel that you have failed at something in waking life. If you dream that you show up at an exam naked, you may be afraid of being humiliated in front of others.

The School Building

Is the school building in your dream old and dilapidated, or in ruins? This can mean that it is time to forget the past and move on.

Did your dream take place in a particular room? That could provide a clue about the meaning of your dream. A library, for example, can represent stored information or memories. A gymnasium can symbolize physical health.

School Bullies

If you dream that you are being bullied at school, you may be remembering past times when you were bullied, or you may currently be experiencing a situation in which someone else is trying to dominate you. A bully in a dream can also represent a side of you that is domineering.