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The 235 Best Back to School Quotes, Sayings and Captions for that 1st Day of School Aesthetic


Summer has flown by like it always does and before you know it, kids are heading back for another year. Which is why we have put together a list of all the best back to school quotes for your next post. And if you’re looking for short back to school quotes for Instagram, we also have you covered.

Now go ahead and browse through to find your favorite.

Back to School Sayings

Ready to conquer the books and the world!

How many pens does it take to pass a test? None. You need knowledge.

May your coffee be strong and your mornings be cute.

Is it just me, or does my mom seem a little too excited about the first day of school?

I forgot what it felt like to have to get up and get ready each day. This is going to be an adventure for the both of us.

The college dream: Having more than three cents in your bank account.

Feeling grateful for teachers who shape our children’s futures!

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Every day is a new chance to be cute and conquer the world.

Walking from class to class counts as daily exercise, right?

School may be tough, but my sense of humor is even tougher.

Time to trade my flip-flops for textbooks!

Ready to sparkle and shine this school year!

Back to school: where my brain is on vacation but my body is in class!

Most likely to be caught napping in class.

School is a place where even the smallest smiles make the biggest difference.

Ready to tackle challenges and celebrate successes!

Class is in session, and so is my fabulousness.

Here’s to a year full of learning, laughter, and success!

Take a moment. Take a breath. You are a senior.

Back to hitting the books and snoozing the alarms!

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New beginnings, new adventures – let’s make it count!

School: 1, Me: 0… but I’m making a comeback.

My backpack is heavy, but my spirit is light.

Proud parent moment: Sending my little one back to school!

Does anyone remember how to study? Asking for a friend.

Pencil in some cuteness for the school year.

Will I graduate? That’s a secret I’ll never tell, xoxo

Here’s to a year filled with fun and learning!

Back in the halls where memories are made!

My backpack is like a bottomless pit. Anyone else?

Back to school: where the highlight of my day is lunchtime!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in school, it’s how to order pizza.

If procrastination was an Olympic sport, I’d be a gold medalist!

New grade, new adventures! Let’s make memories together!

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First formula of the year: y = ‘I get older’ + ‘Summers get shorter’

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.

Excited to see what this school year holds!

School days are the best days – let’s make the most of them!

The moment I’ve waited for my entire school career: the first day of my senior year

Let’s make this year as sweet as a freshly sharpened pencil!

Today begins a lot of firsts and a few lasts. Happy last first day!

Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of all my A’s.

Teaching my brain to tolerate early mornings again.

My lunchbox is packed with hopes, dreams, and snacks!

She might let you hold her hand in school, but imma showing you how to graduate.

Embracing the journey of growth and discovery!

Brace yourselves, school selfies are coming!

Here’s to late-night study sessions and early morning laughs!

Back to school: where my backpack feels heavier than my future!

Supporting my student every step of the way! Go get ’em, kiddo!

You can never have too many cute school supplies.

Loving every moment of my educational journey.

Learning is fun when surrounded by friends.

Life is short, buy the cute school supplies.

A new school year brings new possibilities!

Books, friends, and endless cuteness. That’s my school life.

Surviving school, one caffeine fix at a time!

Excited to watch my child learn and grow this year!

Believe you can and you are halfway there.

Teacher: ‘Why are you late?’ Me: ‘Class was boring without me.’

Wishing my summer assignments had done themselves!

All I want to think about is the pool, but I guess it’s back to school.

Excited to see old friends and make new ones!

Dressed to impress for the first day of school.

Maybe this is also my time to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

Back at it again! Let’s make this year amazing!

Time to start knowing what day of the week it is…

Time to start knowing what day of the week it is.

First day of school: The struggle is real, but so is the WiFi!

Drinkin’ some coffee and pretending I know what I’m doing.

Back to school means back to routine – and I’m all for it!

Let’s make memories and ace those tests!

Learning, laughing, and growing together!

Cheers to another year of discovery and growth!

Is it possible for senioritis to start this soon?

Can’t wait to get back to school and see all my friends again!

Ready to conquer the school year with style.

The only thing getting an A+ today is my outfit!

Here’s to early mornings and packed lunches! Let’s do this!

Here’s to a year full of learning, laughter, and growth! Let’s make it count!

Cheers to a new school year! Time for new adventures!

Bring on the challenges, I’m ready to conquer!

Slaying my back to school outfit like a boss.

Schoolwork and me are in a complicated relationship.

Ready to take on the world, one awkward hallway encounter at a time!

Raise your hand if you’ve already lost your new pencil!

Drinking some coffee and pretending to know what I’m doing,

First day back, and I’m feeling a mix of emotions – mostly proud!

Making memories, one school day at a time!

Time to dust off those backpacks and get back into the swing of things!

Let’s put the ‘cool’ in back-to-school!

Back to school, back to the fun of learning!

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of End of Summer Quotes, Labor Day Weekend Quotes, School’s Out Quotes, Apple Picking Captions, Sweater Weather Captions, Corn Maze Captions, August Captions, August Quotes and Funny Fall Quotes.

Short Back to School Captions

Back to school and feeling cool!

Adventure awaits in every lesson!

School daze.

School spirit on point.

Quizzes, homework, exams, oh my!

Work smarter, not harder

The start of something amazing!

And so the adventure begins

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I deserve a whole sheet of gold stars.

Back in action!

Cheers to a new school year.

Back to the grind!

To-do list: stay awake.

Outfit of the day: school edition.

My heart is ready to learn and grow.

Starting fresh and feeling unstoppable!

Time to bloom where we’re planted!

Time to shine in the classroom!

Ready to learn and grow!

Let’s do this, new school year!

School starts, let the adventures begin!

New school year, new adventures!

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Back-to-school, but never out of style!

My home away from home

Embracing the journey ahead!

Here’s to friendships old and new!

Straight A’s and stylish ways.

Season 3/4

School days forever.

Hitting the books.

I’m just trying to get to nap time.

I put the ‘pro’ in procrastination.

Ready to learn!

Time to hit the books!

Ready to conquer the books!

Bringing my A-game back to school!

First day vibes! Let’s do this!

Don’t stop until you’re proud.

Here’s to growth and learning!

Back to school, back to the grind.

Here we go again!

Educate, inspire, repeat.

Time to shine!

Excited to learn and grow!

New school year, new me!

Back with my besties

New pencils, new dreams!

New beginnings, new adventures!

Saved by the bell. The school bell.

First day smiles!

Learning mode: ON!

Bringing the sunshine to the classroom!

Ready to unlock new levels of knowledge!

New semester, new me!

On Wednesdays, we wear backpacks.

Let’s do this, school!

New year, new goals – let’s do this!

Work hard, nap harder

Ready to learn and grow!

New year, new mindset, new goals.

Hello, school days!

Stay humble, hustle hard.

Here’s to making memories!

Get everything new in new semester

First day vibes!

School spirit, let’s hear it!

Ready to get an A in nap time

Ready to learn and make new friends!

R.I.P Summer vacation.

Excited for a new school year!

Smart is the new cool.

New year, same homies

Back to school, back to the grind.

Starting the year off with a smile!

A+ student.

Back to school today.

New year, new goals!

Bright minds ready to shine!

Making memories one class at a time!

Time to sharpen those pencils and minds!

It’s that time of year again!

First day jitters, but ready to shine!

First day feels!

Ready to tackle this school year!

Learning and growing.

New school year, new possibilities!

New grade, new goals! Let’s crush it!

To-do list: stay awake in class.

The countdown is on!

Making school days as cute as can be.

New school year, new adventures!

New beginnings, fresh starts!

School days are the best days!

Beginning the journey with a smile!

How many days until summer?

Back in action and ready to excel!

Making memories at school.

School vibes!

In loving memory of my summer vacation.

Back to square one.

Making friends and having fun!

Let’s make this year legendary!

Starting strong!

Back to School Quotes

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

“I will survive.” – Gloria Gaynor

“School means work and work means death. Let’s all go take a nap.” – Emma Shannon

“The most important day of a person’s education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day.” – Harry Wong

“School bells are ringing loud and clear; vacation’s over, school is here.” – Winifred C. Marshal

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“Middle school is kind of like Middle-earth. It’s a magical journey filled with elves, dwarves, hobbits, queens, kings, and a few corrupt wizards. Word to the wise: pick your traveling companions well. Ones with the courage and moral fiber to persevere. Ones who wield their lip gloss like magic wands when confronted with danger. This way, when you pass through the congested hallways rife with pernicious diversion, you achieve your desired destination—or at least your next class.” – Kimberly Dana

“I get by with a little help from my friends.” – The Beatles

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think.” – Ken Robinson

“No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.” – Regina Brett

“It’s one of my favorite seasons of the year: Back to School. As a kid, I loved fresh school supplies, new outfits, the change of seasons, and the chance to crack open a new textbook.” – Dana Perino

“Learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings.” – Tom Petty

“No school without spectacular eccentrics and crazy hearts is worth attending.” – Saul Bellow

“One day middle school will end and become high school and after that it just becomes life. All those things you think are important now won’t be anymore.” – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” – Taylor Swift

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” – Charles Dederich

“I believe I can fly.” – R. Kelly

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

“Sign on a high school bulletin board in Dallas: Free every Monday through Friday: knowledge. Bring your own containers.” – E.C. McKenzie

“We’re all in this together.” – High School Musical

“Don’t stop believin’.” – Journey

“High school is what kind of grows you into the person you are. I have great memories, good and bad, some learning experiences and some that I’ll take with me the rest of my life.” – Giancarlo Stanton

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

“You can drag my body to school but my spirit refuses to go.” – Bill Watterson

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“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“High school is about finding who you are, because that’s more important than trying to be someone else.” – Nick Jonas

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

“Work hard, nap hard.” – Demi Lovato

“I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.” – Jenny Han

“You’re off to great to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

“We all learn by experience but some of us have to go to summer school.” – Peter De Vries

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes

“In school one learns to ask stupid questions of life.” – Marty Rubin

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“What I remember most about high school are the memories I created with my friends.” – J. J. Watt

“Middle school has many complex tunnels, some are underground.” – Alexandra Contreras-Montesano

“Describing her first day back in grade school after a long absence, a teacher said, It was like trying to hold 35 corks underwater at the same time.” – Mark Twain

“One day, I’ll fly away.” – Randy Crawford

“Teaching middle school is an adventure not a job.” – Angela K. Bennett

“High school is neither a democracy nor a dictatorship – nor, contrary to popular belief, an anarchic state. High school is a divine-right monarchy. And when the queen goes on vacation, things change.” – John Green

So that is it for our list of Back to School Quotes and Sayings. We hope you found the perfect one!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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