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WordPress is an incredibly powerful content management system that can organize limitless amounts of information. That’s why higher education institutions are turning to premium WordPress themes for their web content. Today, I’m compiling a list of the best WordPress education themes out there. These are WordPress themes for colleges, technical schools, and other higher education facilities, but these templates can also be used for extracurricular programs and any schools who want a professional website. First, we’ll show you the higher education WordPress templates for colleges, universities and tech schools — and then WordPress themes suitable for high schools, preschools, kindergartens, and day cares near the bottom of the list. These are a few features you might consider in your search:

  • Well organized content on the front page for navigating to departments, etc.
  • A course listing and description database
  • Online courses compatibility (a WordPress learning management system for e-courses)

Best WordPress Education Themes 2014

1. EDU

The EDU WordPress Theme is an awesome WordPress theme suitable for College, Courses, Tutorial sites and Educational. EDU is easy to customize with the SmoothThemes Framework, stToolKit plugin that include a Drag & Drop Page Builder, shortcodes, custom widget, fonts selector to help you easily customize your theme without any coding.

EDU WordPress theme

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2. Student Activities

Student Activities is a premium WordPress theme well suited to just about any educational facility. The theme could also be used any schools who want to put an emphasis on student extracurricular activities or programs of study. The theme comes with all stock photos shown.

Student Activities WordPress Theme Extracurricular Activities

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3. School of Philosophy

The School of Philosophy WordPress theme is a great premium template for a specific area of study, such as a specialized school or a college major or department.

College Department or Major WordPress Theme

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4. Flat University

The Flat University WordPress theme comes in a modern, flat design. It’s based on the Cherry Framework and has several specialized areas of functionality.

Flat University WordPress Theme Education

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5. Foreign Language School

The Foreign Language School theme is a perfect theme for a popular market all over the world: language schools or programs. Promote your language school or online classes or downloadable program with this modern, professional theme.

Foreign Language School WordPress Theme ESL

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6. Tutoring

The “Tutoring” WordPress theme is one of the most absolutely gorgeous WordPress education themes, organizing a great deal of content on the homepage and everywhere. This theme is suited to all kinds of educational endeavors, including universities/colleges, tutoring programs, primary and secondary school.

Tutoring WordPress Theme

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7. Education

The Education WordPress theme is a flat, modern theme that is highly rated by previous customers. It’s attractive easy to customize. I think this one would be great for a highly focused training program.

Education WordPress Themes

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8. Academica Pro

Academica Pro is a modern, flexible and responsive WordPress theme with numerous custom page templates. Great for education websites, such as universities, schools, colleges, but will also fit just any business-oriented website.

Academica Pro WordPress Theme for Univerities Academics

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9. EduPress

EduPress is a beautifully organized WordPress theme for universities, colleges, schools, etc. Enhanced with 7 custom WPZOOM widgets, this theme is flexible, versatile and easy to customize.

EduPress WP Theme

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10. Social University

Social University (aka Academica) is a free WordPress education theme from WPZoom.

Free WordPress Education Theme College University

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11. University WordPress Theme

This one’s very highly rated by customers. University is an extremely powerful WordPress University theme that comes with several different demo layouts. Check it out to see them for yourself!

University WordPress Theme

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12. Campus

The Campus Premium Multipurpose WordPress Theme is a fantastic new theme for education, schools, and businesses. Using our new Super Skeleton 2 Framework, more than six months in the works, we’ve re-coded our entire “Super Skeleton” framework from the ground up to take advantage of the best, smoothest, quickest features that WordPress offers.

Campus WordPress Theme

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13. Universe

Universe is a straightforward and clean University or College WordPress theme. It comes with several separate post types that have you covered whether you are creating a page for a course, an event, or gallery.

Universe WordPress College  Theme

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14. Statfort

Statfort is one of the interesting WordPress education themes that can be used not only for traditional colleges and universities but also for online courses. It doubles as a learning management system!

Statfort Learning Management System WordPress LMS

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15. Grand College

Grand College is a best-selling education WordPress theme with more than 3,000 customers. It’s also highly rated. This theme is suitable to colleges, universities, and higher education businesses or nonprofits.

Grand College WordPress Theme

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16. ParkCollege

ParkCollege is a premium education WordPress theme with a complete course manager for creating detailed, searchable course listings. The homepage is easy to customize with its drag and drop editor, and it supports video as well. The theme is highly rated by customers.

ParkCollege WordPress  College Template

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17. Buntington

Buntington uses a drag and drop homepage builder that makes it easy for anyone to customize. It has compatibility for events, galleries, course listings and more, meeting the demanding needs of a higher education website.

Buntington WordPress Theme

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18. Lexington

The Lexington theme is a minimalist university WordPress theme. It includes a custom lightbox gallery and is easily customized with unlimited color options.

Lexington WordPress Template College University

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19. Carry Hill

The Carry Hill elementary school WordPress theme is an absolutely charming premium theme for grade school websites. It’s fully responsive and comes with a drag and drop page builder, which makes it easy to customize. This theme has received almost 5 stars in consistent positive ratings from customers.

Carry Hill WordPress Theme for Elementary School, Preschool, Daycare, Kindergarten

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20. School District

The School District theme is a mobile-ready, professional, premium WordPress theme for schools. It’s perfect for elementary, middle or high schools, although the sky’s the limit! It has a modern flat design and is up to current trends.

WordPress School Theme

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21. Magicreche

Magicreche is an adorably bold and fun, yet professional WordPress preschool theme. What a perfect way to showcase any preschool, kindergarten, or daycare servicel!

Magicreche WordPress Theme for Preschool Kindergarten

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22. University

This sleek university theme (University, here) uses brilliant Parallax effects for a modern and stunning education website. Packed with features, it includes BuddyPress integration so students and faculty can communicate.

Education University WordPress Theme from Gavick Pro GavickPro

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23. School

School is, as the name would imply, the perfect theme for schools, classes, daycare, and other educational programs that features a light, appealing design, and custom post types fit for education.

School WordPress Theme DayCare MyThemeShop


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WordPress Education Themes Conclusion

A great WordPress education theme will have a number of important features. It will organize information well so the site can display information about major areas of study, departments, and classes. In fact, many of these themes have course listing features with sophisticated search options. Still others have built-in systems for taking e-courses online (LMS, or WordPress learning management systems). Take a look through this list and tell us which ones are your favorites! We will continue to add more to this list in the future.

Allie is a lover of web design and blogging, and admits she's always been addicted to WordPress theme shopping. Find her best-of WordPress collections here, or read the blog here. Follow SmashThemes on Google+ here.