15 Bible Verses You Need for Back to School

Here are 15 Bible Verses for when your child goes back to school. Or for teachers in the new school year. Use these verses to speak over your child or classroom.

The start of the school year can be both exciting and scary. 

Whether you’re a parent seeing your baby off to kindergarten or their junior year or a student nervous about what the first day will bring, rest assured God has you covered. Although “back-to-school” isn’t specifically in the Bible, God has a lot to teach us when our kids are in school.

Once school begins, our children spend the majority of their awake time with their classmates and teachers. 

The following Bible verses are perfect to fit into your prayers for the new school year. Or perhaps just repeating or memorizing a few of these Bible verses to comfort you throughout your day. 

These Bible verses cover when your child needs help, when they’re feeling scared at school, verses for confidence, and how to treat others.

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15 Scriptures for kids and Teachers when its “Back to School” time

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Bible Verses When you need help at school

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ~Matthew 11:28

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ~James 1:5 

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Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life. ~Proverbs 4:13 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths ~Proverbs 3:5-6 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:6-7 

Verses for How to treat Others with Grace at School

“Let all that you do be done in love.” ~1 Corinthians 16:14 

“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” ~Luke 6:31 

Bible Verses for Young People

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. ~1 Timothy 4:12

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How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. ~Psalm 119:9-11

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Verses of How to act at school (and everywhere else)

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” ~1 Corinthians 10:13 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” ~Galatians 5:22-23

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“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” ~Hebrews 13:5

Verses for When Scared at School

“In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” ~Psalm 56:11

So do not fear, for I am with you. ~Isaiah 41:10

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“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~Joshua 1:9

15 Bible Verses You Need for Back to School