It’s a new school year and giving a warm welcome to students is more important than ever! Decorating classroom doors is one way to do that. Whether you’re using a theme or decorating with student names in calligraphy, there are so many ways to make it personal. Check out our favorite classroom doors below for inspiration!

Note: Some schools and districts can’t decorate doors due to the fire marshal code. If that’s the case, check out these great bulletin boards!

1. Join the Among Us Craze

Among Us decor for back to school door

A fun way to stay relevant.

Source: Brianna C.

2. There Are Learners Among Us

Among Us decor for back to school door

Don’t be sus.

Source: @teachinginparadise

3. Amazing Things Happen Here

Amazing Things Happen Here door decor back to school

Yes they do!

Source: @mrs.mcginnis_class

4. The Place to Bee

Door decor with bees and flowers

Buzz buzz!

Source: @clutterfreeclassroom

5. We Are a Sharp Bunch

We Are A Sharp Bunch door decor

So colorful!

Source: Morgan J.

6. You Are …

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Inspiration and motivation as we head into the school year.

Source: @miss_richardson_tx

7. Meme of the Week

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Because it’s important to stay relevant!

Source: @teachingalatteinfirst

8. Inspiring Black Youth

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What a beautiful door for back to school!

Source: @begborrowedandallthefeels

9. I Am Enough

Still of I Am Enough classroom door

Based on the New York Times bestseller by the same name!

Source: @blackeducatorsconnect

10. Don’t Just Grow, Bloom

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We love the message of this door! For Spring and always.

Source: @sra.davilamadwid

11. The World Needs You

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This is ready for a door, and it’s also dog approved.

Source: @clutterfreeclassroom

12. Positive Energy

Still of positive energy classroom door idea

These are good reminders to give kids every single day.

Source: @natalielynnkindergarten

13. Beautiful Butterflies

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This really takes a standard classroom door to the next level. Those 3-D butterflies really make it gorgeous.

Source: @clutterfreeclassroom’s butterflies

14. Promote Sustainability

Still of sustainability classroom door idea

The best part is the way this teacher reused old newspaper to transform the door. Very cool!

Source: @secondnatureteaching

15. Throwback to the ’80s

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These are not on doors, but they definitely could be. Look at that Donkey Kong!

Source: @lonestarclassroom

16. Bilingual Message

Still of teacher with back to school door

It’s a positive message and a wonderful way to display your incoming students’ names. You can put up any message that you want!

Source: @maestra_migos

17. Stick Together

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Cacti are everywhere these days, and this door doesn’t disappoint!

Source: @adventures_in2nd

18. When Sharpness Counts

Door decoration of a large pencil and the words "what a sharp bunch!" -- classroom doors

When it comes to classroom doors, you can never ever go wrong with pencils.

Source: Indulgy

19. Celebrate Sports

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For all you sporty teachers out there, this is perfect for you.

Source: @mrseskander

20. Learning and Growing

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It’s such a colorful design, and we love the rule incorporated, too.

Source: @kindershenanigans

21. Love for Pete

Still of Pete the Cat classroom door

He will always be a favorite! This design really works well because it’s big, bright, and friendly.


22. Hello, My Name Is …

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So simple, yet so smart.


23. Llama Fan

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You have to recognize a good llama pun. This one is great!

Source: @mrshugosclassyclass

24. Arrgh You Ready?

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You can change out the pirate’s clothing throughout the year, or even make it seasonal!

Source: @sarah.eb72

25. Chalk It Up

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Why yes, that is a chalkboard door, and the message can change daily if you want.

Source: @ewhitmyre

26. Art Inspiration

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You don’t have to teach art to have this door. It’s so simple, yet so genius.


27. Math + Kindness = Great Door

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It’s a clever spin on kindness.

Source: @teachwithchar

28. Spread Even More Kindness

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This one gets the students involved, too!

Source: @strongermindsinschool

29. Let the Games Begin

With a door like that, it is going to be an amazing year.

Source: @teachingthird

30. Spread Your Wings

This would be a great spot for those first-day pictures.

Source: @theprintedsociety

31. Be a Pineapple

This is a good message to send.

Source: @carolineandconfetti

32. Take the First Step

One of the most beautiful classroom doors we’ve ever seen.

Source: @dallascsw

33. Growing is Learning

Door decoration with smiling clouds raining onto flowers, with the text "When we Learn we Grow"

Source: Michelle Dupois Education

Super cute and includes student names!

34. Who Doesn’t Love a Minion?

Door decoration of a minion saying "be ambitious, anything less is despicable."


We love the idea of turning your door into a minion! And you can switch out “Be Ambitious” for the value that you want students to develop this year, e.g., “Be Respectful,” “Be Diligent,” or “Be a Reader.”

35. We’re on the Road to Success!

 Door decoration of a road with cards saying "road to success"


Personalize this door by adding signs along the road with important school-year moments, such as the fall book fair, field trips, and other special days.

36. S’more Learning

 Door decoration of a fire pit with smores, saying "Back for s'more learning"


With Styrofoam peanut “marshmallows,” this is a tactile way to welcome students to class.

37. Hopping Back to School

Door decoration of a frog


Nothing more than strategically cut butcher paper; all this jolly door needs is a lily pad painted on the floor.

38. Welcome to the Nest

Door decoration of a tree with birds, saying "welcome to Mrs. Holbomb's nest"

Source: Door Decoration

Personalize this cozy door by having students decorate their own bird, write their name, and add one fact that makes them unique.

39. 3, 2, 1 …

 Door decoration of a rocket blasting off, saying "we're off to a good start!"

Source: Unknown

Blast off! This door invites students into a world of new learning.

40. Back-to-School Supplies

Door decoration of a life-size box of crayons, saying "Mrs. Jessica's crayons"

Source: Mrs. Jessica

Everyone loves a crisp new crayon, and this door portrays all your students as vibrant colors in a Crayola pack.

41. Give ‘Em Something to “Taco” About

Door decoration of tacos with students names on them, and words saying "That's what I'm taco'n about"

Source: Learn Spanish

Grab some tan paper circles, red and green string, and the right border, and this tasty welcome is ready to go.

42. Just Popped by to Say Hello

 Door decoration of a bowl of popcorn spilling and the words "look who's popping in" -- classroom doors


Your students will love to see what’s poppin’ up in your grade! Trim yellow sticky notes to make the kernel shapes!

43. Up, up and Away

Door decoration of the UP movie house with the balloons labelled with the students names, and a phrase saying "UP and away in 4th grade" -- classroom doors

Source: Idea Stand

This Up-themed door will spark students’ imagination about all the places you’ll visit in books and lessons this year.

44. Welcome the New Bunch

Door decoration of a basket of apples, each apple labelled with the student's names -- classroom doors


Apples are a back-to-school classic, and this door is a bushel of fun.

45. We Love Reading!

Door decoration of a book and the words "Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are" -- classroom doors

Source: Glitter and Glue

Pick your favorite quote about reading and go. You can never go wrong with with book classroom doors!

46. Autumn Back-to-School Theme

Door decoration of an owl on a tree over a pumpkin patch -- classroom doors

Source: Mrs. Hutchinson

This fall theme will keep your door fresh through October.

47. Inspired by Eric Carle

 Door decoration of dots and the words "welcome very hungry learners!" -- classroom doors


Welcome students back to school with a nod to this favorite children’s book author.

48. Stick Together

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It’s a great way to build community right away.

Source: @elementarywithmissb

49. A told B …

Door decoration of monkeys falling from a coconut tree, with the words "chicka chicka boom boom! Welcome to our classroom!" -- classroom doors

Source: Rainbows Within Reach

Chicka chicka boom boom, welcome to your new room. Students will love this take on the read-aloud favorite.

50. Aim High

Door decoration of arms outstretched towards the stars, and the words "Our aims for this school year..." -- classroom doors

Source: Unknown

Have students trace their arms on colored paper and fill your door with student goals for the school year. Save these goals for reflection in June.

51. Look Whooo’s Here

Door decoration of owls labelled with names of students and the words "look whooo's in our room!" -- classroom doors


Simply put, this door is a hoot!

52. Home, Sweet Classroom

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Super sweet and reminds us of home!

Source: @atouchofclassteaching

53. In a Snap

Door decoration of many photographs and the words "oh snap!" -- classroom doors


We love Instagram-inspired classroom doors! Fill it with summer photos or clips from experiences that students can expect in your class (the covers of novels you’ll read, photos of the field trip to the zoo, students reading outside in the spring … ).

54. Bold and Beautiful

Classroom Door with students names and a banner -- classroom doors


A pack of bold-colored paper against black butcher paper makes this door stand out.

55. What a Treat

Door decoration of a popsicle and the words "first grade... it's oh so sweet!" -- classroom doors


This Popsicle-themed, glitter-covered door is the perfect sweet start to the year.

56. Into the Deep

Door decoration of an undersea scene with the words "welcome to Mrs Beer's ocean reef" -- classroom doors


Dive into the deep with this ocean-themed door.

57. Under the Sea

Door decoration of a whale "eating" the doorframe. -- classroom doors


This is a doorway your students will never forget! And we want to see how it will be decorated for Shark Week.

58. Find the Power

Door decoration of words "superheroes in training" and an image of Superman's logo -- classroom doors

Source: Ms. Stewart

Pick your favorite superhero to do a door like this. We’re sure your students would like any hero you choose.

59. Inspiration from Butterflies

Door decoration of butterflies and the words "learning gives you wings to fly!" -- classroom doors

Source: Unknown

You could even name each butterfly after a student!

60. Write It Out

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What a wonderful way to display your students’ names! The design is simple and perfect.

Source: @teacherjdot

61. 3-D and Crayons?!

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We’re so in love with this door, which features 3-D crayons that are coloring the door itself. What a clever design.

Source: @artistically_kymm

62. Everyone Is Incredible

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Being incredible is a great theme in general, and with the recent release of the second movie, your students will actually understand the reference!


63. Celebrate Math

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We love it when teachers are proud of their subject and display it proudly.

Source: @misscraftymathteacher

64. Ready to Fly

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What a great, positive message for students. Help them fly this year!

Source: @melodyteachingadventures

65. Camping Themed

Tree with animals for camping door theme

Love the great outdoors!

Source: Catie H.

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Plus, check out some of our favorite back-to-school bulletin boards.

65 Awesome Classroom Doors for Back to School