School is now in session even in those post–Labor Day straggler counties, so what better way to celebrate the start of the new academic year than to take a look at some of the best and worst schools in movies. From bastions of magical and superhero education to frightening campuses more likely to inflict heartache, humiliation or worse than offer a quality learning experience, here's a look back at movie schools.

The Best:
In Theaters on November 3rd, 1976

A telekinetic social misfit (Sissy Spacek) wreaks havoc at the prom. Read More

The Breakfast Club
Based on 11 critics

A teen wrestler (Emilio Estevez), rebel (Judd Nelson), brain, beauty (Molly Ringwald) and shy girl. Read More

Based on 34 critics

A teenage loner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) investigates his ex-girlfriend's death. Read More

Sky High
Based on 29 critics

Two superheroes (Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston) send their reluctant son to a training school. Read More

Based on 19 critics

Quirky teen lovers (Winona Ryder, Christian Slater) topple trio of too-cool Heathers. Read More

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Based on 37 critics

Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) teaches a group of students to defend Hogwarts from Voldemort's minions. Read More

High School Musical
Not Yet Rated2006
In Theaters on January 1st, 2006

Students conspire against two teenage singers (Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens). Read More

Based on 26 critics

Students at New York's High School of Performing Arts pursue their dreams. Read More

Based on 15 critics

1950s good girl (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser (John Travolta) try to be like each other. Read More