A dream about school can carry a lot of interpretations. School represents a good part of your childhood; in fact, it comprises most of your youth.
Your feelings, concerns, and general vibration during that time in your life can be a good gauge of how to interpret your dream about school.
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- What does a school represent in a dream?
- Common Situations in Which You Dream About School
What does a school represent in a dream?
Dreaming about school can be interpreted via how school is viewed in society and how your experience was of school as well.
You can look back on certain experiences, key moments that defined the way you conduct yourself and the way you view life. Here are possible symbolisms for your dream about school.
Symbolic of anxiety
There was understandably a lot of anxiety during the period of schooling. There were a lot of demands from authority – teachers, superintendents, principals, and even parents.
There were also a lot of expectations even from one’s peer group. A child going through schooling typically goes through a lot of pressure.
A dream about school could represent the normal anxiety one faces when exposed to all these different social groups demanding something off of him.
Symbolic of needing to conform
There are a lot of rules that are set in school – both direct and unstated. The whole structure has a handbook that every person – whether educator, student, or staff – has to abide by.
In the classroom, the teacher has her own set of rules. Even with peer groups, there are unsaid rules for conformity.
Often, dreaming about school could symbolize a need to conform to other people’s rules and regulations once again in your waking life.
You may be experiencing a lot of strictness regarding this in your life right now, reminiscent of how you were always subjected to the same thing when you were in school.
In the same manner, being in school meant having a lot of authority figures dictating how you should act and behave in general.
There may be an authority figure in your life right now who is registering himself very strongly, and the pressure is being made alive in your dreams.
Symbolic of structure
The school is a place where a lot of structure is created, implemented, and perpetuated. Maybe you are feeling this in your waking life right now.
In a way, it may be a certain rigidity that you are being exposed to, and it is possible that you are feeling resistance towards it.
On the other hand, it may just be a subjective observation of your current experience. You are simply stating the fact that structure is more present in your life right now – there may be a lot of rules, policies, and other similar directives – but it is possible that you are okay with it or even actually enjoying it.
Symbolic of caring about how other people think
Because there were a lot of people you had to please, or standards you had to adhere to when you were in school, dreaming about it may mean that in your waking life right now, it is highly important to you what other people think of you, your actions, and your decisions.
You may be especially sensitive to how they will react to what you do or say. This may be what is causing you to dream about school.
Symbolic of an important project
There were a lot of these during the time you were in school. Now, you may be going through the same thing, and your dream is drawing a parallelism between the two.
It may be a good thing that you are going through this ordeal in your professional life. The likening to school may mean that you are enjoying the details that are part and parcel of the whole project, and you are excited how it will come to life.
Symbolic of care
You were also taught to be very careful in school – careful how you dress, what you do, what you say, and even how you say it.
This dream about school may be symbolic of the meticulous care you have to imbue in whatever it is that you are doing right now, and how important it is to be accurate to the minute details.
Symbolic of learning
There was a lot of learning that occurred in school – and this is being seen by your subconscious in a good light. Your dream about school may mean that you are learning a lot right now, and you are actually enjoying the process.
It may be reminding you of how you used to learn a lot in school and how it was actually rewarding to be part of the whole experience.
Common Situations in Which You Dream About School
Dream of walking in a hallway
If in your dream, you are walking in a hallway, transferring from one class to another, this may be symbolic of you going through some sort of transition in your life.
You may be switching jobs, moving houses, or maybe even changing your peer groups. This may also apply to romantic relationships. This dream can symbolize any sort of change that you are going through right now.
Dream of taking a test in a classroom
This kind of dream is symbolic of how you feel like you need to adhere to certain standards to be deemed worthy, to pass and be eligible for the next level, and to feel safe in that fact.
You may be facing similar situations in your waking life, and maybe you are fearful or anxious of the results of your decisions or the things that you are doing.
This dream is symbolic of being able to adhere to certain standards that other people have set for you – standards that you may not necessarily agree with, or even choose to rebel against.
You may be worried about the repercussions of this – namely, that someone will get mad at you or scold you, as this dream suggests. However, you may have deeper motivations as to why you choose the path that you are on right now.
Dream of hiding in a classroom
This dream may represent something about your peers or how you feel about them. Being able to hide in a classroom means it is empty – and it can therefore be inferred that people are outside taking a recess or lunch break, or are at an assembly.
Hiding away from where majority of the people are means you are feeling isolated or disconnected from them, and you would rather not be with them.
It may also mean that you take comfort in the structure and predictability of the classroom, and you somehow thrive in the rigidity that it represents. This is quite the opposite of what is expected of children, so there is some struggle in you regarding this.
Dream of cheating on a test
This dream may mean a lot of things. For one, it can indicate a desire in you to rebel against the rules that are being set for you.
You know that it is wrong, but you may be choosing to do it anyway for convenience. Another thing this may symbolize is you want to take the easy way out in certain challenges you are facing – and you are seeking relief via illegitimate or frowned upon means.
You may be prioritizing the results in the endeavors you are involved in, instead of enjoying the process and living in the moment of it.
Dream of being the top in class
This dream can represent the achievement of your goals. Being an honor student and getting praise for your cleverness is always a gratifying experience.
Being awarded as the number one in your class is a very prestigious for you, and you may be vying for something similar in your waking life.
You may be aiming to be the top in your chosen field, to be recognized as the best among your colleagues or the team that you are working with.
Dream of being in preschool
This dream represents a lot of light and fun memories – the times when you were just a carefree toddler and you were having all the fun that life could possibly give. You were soaking it up and enjoying every single second of it.
This dream may be reminding you to loosen up a bit, to trust the people around you more, and really have more fun in whatever it is you are doing, even if it may seem like it is such a structured experience that is of huge importance and consequence.
Dream of being in university
Being in a big school in your dream may represent the more complex challenges you are facing right now.
You may feel like there is a lot more at stake, and you need to balance your studies with other important things such as your extra-curriculars, and your social life.
This may be representative of your life situation now, and how there are more facets of your personality that are being brought out to the fore by the day to day encounters.
There are lots of things that a dream about school can mean for you. You should be able to see the specific situation and connect it with how you are currently feeling in your waking life in order to make a more accurate interpretation.
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