Browse photos

People

Subjects

Holidays & Special Events

Historic Events

Military

Wars & Conflicts

Year

Photograph Types

Places

Old School & Class photos

Old school and class photos from past decades

The first public school in the United States was founded in New England in the early 17th century. But the history of education is much longer than that, ranging back to pre-history when elders taught the skills needed for living to the young of their society.

This collection of old photos shared by the community is of school & class photos ranging from universities to grade schools to Sunday Schools, dating back to the mid 18th century, showing students, teachers, and the schools themselves.

Search these photos
Taken at Wilson Elementary School, Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA in .
A photo of Mildred I Kolves with her Kindergarten class of 1964/65.
People in this photo:
· Posted by Nancy Gates on May 9, 2013
Taken in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA.
HIGH SCHOOL PICTURE OF EDNA WICKENBERG
People in this photo:
· Posted by Barbaraa Hargrove on Apr 19, 2013
Taken at School, Grundy, Grundy County, TN United States of America in .
This was a picture taken of the school age children of Joe & Martha Phipps in... more
· Posted by Linda Steele on Nov 5, 2012
Taken at La Cygne Rural High School, La Cygne, KS United States of America in .
Charles Van Vlack ~ La Cygne Rural High School, La Cygne, Kansas, USA. 1947
People in this photo:
· Posted by Jennifer Rudd on Sep 10, 2012
Taken at Halsted St., Steger, Cook County, IL United States of America in .
St. Liborius School and Church, Steger, IL was completed about 1906. Steger... more
· Posted by John Klawitter on Sep 4, 2012
Taken at Marion High School, Marion, IN USA in .
Elizabeth Jensen ~ 1942 Easter Queen of Marion High School in Marion Indiana,... more
People in this photo:
· Posted by Jennifer Rudd on Aug 19, 2012
Taken in USA.
A school photo of Esther Olivo Padilla.
People in this photo:
· Posted by Valentina Padilla on Aug 17, 2012
Taken at Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA USA.
A photo from the yearbook at Bellarmine College Preparatory shows some of the... more
· Posted by Daniel Pinna on Aug 13, 2012
Taken at Columbiana School, Columbiana, Columbiana County, OH USA in .
Miss Lulu Bierman's second (?) grade classroom, Columbiana School, Ohio circa... more
People in this photo:
· Posted by Anne Rupert on Jul 27, 2012
Taken at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, KY USA in .
Hospital Mascots ~ Cynda Fidler and Johnny Sharp. Photograph from the Good... more
People in this photo:
· Posted by Jennifer Rudd on Jun 5, 2012
Taken in USA in .
This is written on the back: (1) Zelma and me (2 ) ( X) sister Reenea (?) Old... more
· Posted by Undine Sien on Jun 1, 2012
Taken at The Summit Rostrum, Cincinnati, OH USA in .
Dorothy Pachoud, Photograph taken in 1930 for The Summit Rostrum yearbook,... more
People in this photo:
· Posted by Jennifer Rudd on Jan 25, 2012
Taken at New Bedford High School, New Bedford, Bristol County, MA in .
A photo of Bette Lynn (Gula) Davis from the yearbook, New Bedford High School... more
People in this photo:
· Posted by Rhondalee Cotter on Jul 22
A photo of Clarence Shedlock with his class.
People in this photo:
· Posted by David Shedlock on Jul 15
A Graduation picture of Leota Grace (Spradling) Everett.
People in this photo:
· Posted by Heather Everett on Jul 15
Taken at Sacred Heart Catholic School, Bellows Falls, Windham County, VT in .
Christine Olds with the Graduates of her Kindergarten Class.
People in this photo:
· Posted by Mackenzie Barrett on Jul 9
Taken in New Hampton, Chickasaw County, IA on .
A photo of Arnold Emil Drewelow's Certificate of completion of the 8th grade
People in this photo:
· Posted by Michelle While on Jun 16
Taken in .
A photo of Nolan "Peanut" Campbell - 1957 class picture
People in this photo:
· Posted by Tiffany Campbell on Jun 16
Taken in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, TX on .
A photo of Alice Boiles - graduation from High school? or college
People in this photo:
· Posted by Alice Wells on Jun 12
Taken in .
This is Oscar Schubert Jr's senior year picture in 1936
People in this photo:
· Posted by Sebastian Schubert on Jun 12
A photo of Lowell L Ripple
People in this photo:
· Posted by Charles Lessig on Jun 9
Taken in Eagleville, Modoc County, CA in .
A photo of Bill Doss, back row third from right, Eagleville School... more
People in this photo:
· Posted by Jan Doss on May 30
Taken in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK.
A class photo from Irving Junior High School, Oklahoma City, 1923
· Posted by Trisha Brickell on May 8
Taken in Cedarville, Modoc County, CA in .
A photo of Mary Lorene Molly Tisserand Class of 1926. Cedarville, CA Molly... more
· Posted by Jan Doss on May 7
Taken in Cedarville, Modoc County, CA in .
A photo of Mary Lorene Molly Tisserand and the High School Band. Molly is... more
People in this photo:
· Posted by Jan Doss on May 7
Taken in .
A photo of the Class Officers, Harrisburg Illinois High School. L to R:... more
· Posted by Bonnie Schwarz on May 7
Taken at Hastings School, Hastings, Jefferson County, OK in .
A photo of Hastings School Rm 1, Comanche Co OK, circa 1911. 2nd row from the... more
People in this photo:
· Posted by Dana Christian on May 4
Taken at Edwin & Lucile Giles Carter home, Lawton, Comanche County, OK in .
A photo of Lorene Mona Carter on graduation from Lawton High School, Lawton,... more
· Posted by Dana Christian on May 4
Taken at Oneida College, Clinton, Oneida County, NY in .
A photo of Rachel Easingwood and the class of 1916 (approx.) graduating from... more
People in this photo:
· Posted by Brittany Christenson on May 3
Taken at Boeing School of Aeronautics, Oakland, Alameda County, CA in .
A photo of Boeing School of Aeronautics Graduation Class 25 in April 1943.... more
People in this photo:
· Posted by Wilson Stevens on Apr 14
Taken in Cedarville, Modoc County, CA in .
A photo of Catherine "Katie" (Fritz) Chandler and her classmates
· Posted by Jan Doss on Mar 29