Going to school is not a favorite activity of most of pupils. Most of us have welcomed the fact of never needing to go to school anymore, but the memories of these days remained.
School is also fun when it comes to socializing, but the school routine and learning obligations can often be killjoys.
The incredible thing is that memories of school are so strong that people continue dreaming about school long after their final day spent there.
Dreams about going back to school are very common. Having in mind that these dreams usually don’t have much to do with our daily events, dreams about going to school again usually have important meaning for the dreamer.
Most people don’t enjoy having these dreams and consider them a very unpleasant experience.
Many people experience anxiety or even panic during such a dream. These dreams often tend to have a common subject, such as taking or failing an exam or getting lost in school, etc.
Our school years are very important part of our growing up and shaping our personalities and identities, which is why they make such a significant part of our lives. In school, we learned most of the important lessons to prepare us for the real world.
A dream about going back to high school is often related to our persona experience in regards to the period of our life when we went to high school. There we learned many valuable lessons and gained our first major experiences.
This period of life is different for every individual, and some of us remember it in a good light, but some don’t have good memories about their years spent in high school. Many people have been bullied in school, and they carry these scars throughout their life. That is why these dreams for them usually relate to some traumatic experiences.
Dreams about going back to school can reveal our desire to go back to these times when we were still under the custody and protection of our parents and our only worries were our school choirs.
If this dream felt uncomfortable, it is important to find the reasons why your subconscious decided to put you in such a dream in your real life so you can deal with them. The cause will likely be in something that causes you anxiety and pressure.
Most people feel relieved after waking up and realizing that being at school was a dream, and that they actually didn’t go back there.
Dreams about Going Back to School – Meaning and Symbolism
Dreaming about going back to school and getting lost – If you dreamed of going back to school after many years and getting lost in the school building, the dream has a great significance for you. It usually indicates that something is missing in your life in reality.
Maybe you have lost something in reality or you have lost the right direction in life, so you need to get a hold of yourself and rediscover your focus again.
Dreaming about going back to school and not being able to find a classroom – If you dreamed of being back to school and not being able to find the right classroom, such dream scenario could be a sign that you are not fulfilling your goals, because of some obstacles you are encountering.
It could also mean that you aren’t meeting your goals because you don’t know which actions to take and you seem confused.
Dreaming about going back to school and being late for class – If you dreamed of being back at school again, but arriving late to class, the dream is a sign of potentially losing control over some part of your life. The dream could refer to your private or professional life.
It is wise to try to discover the areas of your life where you feel the biggest pressure and try to establish a plan and stronger control over these areas.
Dreaming about going back to school and missing an exam or missing a class – If you dreamed about being back to school again, and missing an exam or missing a class, the dream is a sign of some missed opportunity.
The dream could be revealing your feelings of regret for missing some great opportunity, like a job offer or a relationship.
If possible, try to make amend to this situation because it is certain that is bothering you from within.
Dreaming about going back to school and not knowing where you should go – If you dreamed of being back to school again, but you didn’t know where to go, the dream is a sign of wasted potential and time.
Maybe the dream is a message to become more organized and detailed in your everyday life, otherwise, you will continue wasting your potential.
Dreaming about going back to school to take an exam – If you dreamed about being back to school and taking an exam, or failing an exam, the dream is a sign of stress you are currently undergoing in reality. The exam you were taking or failed represents some stress or worries you have in reality.
The situation you are undergoing currently provokes a similar emotional state like the one you experience during an exam or after failing an exam.
It is advisable to find the area of your life where you fell stress and worries and deal with the issues you are encountering there.
If you didn’t have enough time to finish your exam in your dream, this dream is a clear sign that you feel under pressure in some life situation. If you arrived unprepared for the exam, the dream usually indicates some situation in your real life where you don’t feel prepared enough.
Dreaming about going back to school and going to a class you have never attended or you don’t know which class it is – If you dreamed about going back to school and finding yourself in a class you have never attended or you don’t know which class it is, the dream reveals your sense of confusion and lack of focus in some real life situation, probably related to work.
Maybe you are still new at your job and you feel lost and like you don’t know what you are doing.
Dreaming about going back to school and seeing some old school friends – If you dreamed about being back at school and seeing some old school friends there, the dream is usually a sign of your nostalgic feelings for the past. You probably miss your friends and the good times you had together when you were in school, and this dream reveals your desire to relive these times again.
It could also indicate your desire to see these friends again. These dreams are often dreamed by people who are going through some difficult times in their lives and reveal their desire to go back to the care-free times of their childhood and school days.
In some cases, through this dream our subconscious is messaging us to find time and take a break from a stressful daily schedule.
Maybe you should find the time to organize a meet-up with some old friends from school.
Dreaming about going back to school and not being able to open your locker – If you dreamed about being back to school and not being able to open up your locker and being late to class, the dream usually reveals your anxiety and stress about not being able to finish something in time and being late for some important event.
It could also indicate some unpredicted impediments preventing you to finish some tasks in time and feeling stressed about it.
Dreaming about going back to school and realizing that you missed a course – If you dreamed about being back in school and realized that you missed an entire course in the semester, the dream usually reveals feeling embarrassed or stupid because of some circumstances you are experiencing or some event that happened in your life recently.
Dreaming about going back to school and listening to a teacher talking something or teaching you something – If you dreamed about being back in school and listening to a teacher talking or lecturing something, the dream could carry an important message for you, which is why it’s important to try to remember what she was teaching you about and interpret her words according to your actual situation.
Your subconscious could be sending you a message regarding some issues you have, and you don’t know how to deal with it and resolve.
Dreaming about going back to school and failing to make it on time to class – If you dreamed about being back in school and not being able to get to class on time, the dream usually reveals some real-life circumstances.
Maybe you feel that you don’t have enough time to do something important and you subconsciously imagine the scenarios of actually being late and ruining the outcome of something. Maybe you have a deadline and you are afraid of not meeting it.
Sometimes the dream is related to some personal issues and pressures you feel as if you are running out of time to successfully accomplish something that is personally important to you or as if you are falling behind of some other people.
This dream is a sign that you need to release the accumulated stress and take things easy.
You can always ask for an extension or organize yourself and your priorities better so you can make it on time. It is important not to panic and believe that everything will work out perfectly.
Dreaming about going back to school and forgetting to do your homework – If you dreamed you were back in school again, but you forgot to do your homework, the dream reveals feelings of embarrassment because you failed to do something or failed someone’s expectations.