The default image used for all schools on Notebook.ai, but you can replace it with your own uploads.

Creating Schools on Notebook.ai

From Hogwarts to Walkerville to Brakebills, schools educate every new generation in our worlds.

Creating schools on Notebook.ai is easy.

To get started, just click Schools under the "Worldbuilding" header in the site sidebar. You'll be able to see or edit all of your existing school pages and create new ones at any time.

searchable Search your schools

If you've got a lot of schools, you can quickly get around to the right one with Notebook.ai's full-text search. It searches your entire notebook for anything you wrote about that school.

You can also filter your schools by tag, whether you've favorited that page, and which universe it's in.

lock Private by default

Your ideas are valuable. Every school you create in Notebook.ai is owned by you, completely private by default, and only accessible to you.

But of course, you also have full control over that privacy and can share any school page you want, however you want, whenever you want.

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School notebook pages require an active Premium subscription to create, but users on free plans can view and edit their existing school pages at any time.

Notebook.ai is your personal worldbuilding notebook; any page you create is yours forever and you'll never lose access to any part of it for any reason — even if you downgrade to a free account in the future.

Get a head start with a rich school template

Templates on Notebook.ai are what help our unique worldbuilding system better understand your world.

You can fill out as little or as much as you'd like on every new school. You'll see progress indicators every time you edit it to show where you can make progress on, and our system will intelligently generate questions for you around the site that will automatically save your answers to the proper place on your school page.

Templates are also fully customizable across every school in your notebook.

You can browse the default template for schools here; click any category to see its questions.

  • info Overview

    Name

    What is this school named?


    Description

    How would you describe this school?


    Type of school

    What kind of school is this school?


    Nicknames

    What other names is this school known as?


    Universe

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this school.


    Tags

    This field lets you add clickable tags to your schools.


  • security Identity

    Motto

    What is this school's motto?


    Mascot

    What is this school's mascot?


    Colors

    What are this school's school colors?


    Crest

    What does this school's school crest look like?


    Uniforms

    What uniforms are worn at this school?


    Houses

    What houses or dormitories are available to students at this school?


    Purpose

    What is the stated reason this school exists?


    Reputation

    What is this school's reputation?


  • color_lens Classes

    Subjects

    What subjects are available to learn at this school?


    Class offerings

    What classes are offered at this school?


    Core curriculum

    What classes are mandatory for all students at this school?


    School specialties

    What subjects is this school known for?


    Tuition

    How much does it cost to attend this school?


    Other costs

    Besides tuition, what other costs are there to attend this school?


    Grading system

    How are students graded at this school?


    Schedule

    What is the typical day schedule at this school?


  • supervisor_account Staff

    Headmaster

    Who is the headmaster or principal at this school?


    Teachers

    Who are the teachers at this school?


    Administrators

    Who are the administrators at this school?


    Other employees

    Who else does this school employ?


    Funding source

    Where does this school receive its funds from?


  • assignment_ind Students

    Acceptance criteria

    How hard is it for students to be accepted into this school? What do they need to do?


    Demographics

    What kinds of students attend this school?


    Grade levels

    What grade levels does this school teach?


    Student ages

    What age are students at this school?


    Current students

    Who currently attends this school?


    Past students

    Who has attended this school in the past?


    Famous students

    Who are this school's famous alumni?


  • rowing Extracurriculars

    Sports

    What sports are played at this school?


    Clubs

    What clubs are available to students at this school?


    Activities

    What recreational activities are common at this school?


    Traditions

    What traditions does this school have?


  • history History

    Date founded

    When was this school founded?


    Founding story

    What is this school's founding story?


    Founded by

    Who started this school?


  • photo_library Gallery

    This category lets you upload images to this school's notebook page.


    It's great if you have sketches or artwork for your school, but also works well for collecting visual inspiration, too!

  • edit Notes

    Notes

    Write as little or as much as you want!


    Private Notes

    Write as little or as much as you want!
    Private notes are always visible to only you, even if content is made public and shared.


photo_library Upload images to your school

Schools and other worldbuilding pages all come with a dedicated area to upload and showcase your own uploaded images.

All users start out with 50MB of image storage space available for their notebook (usually around 250-500 images), but Premium users receive an extra 10GB (10,000MB) of storage space for plenty of wiggle room when decking your school out with all kinds of images.

The images you upload replace any default images the site uses, which makes your notebook truly feel yours when you see all of your fancy schools!

vpn_lock Focus on schools from a single universe

Building entire fictional worlds is hard, and it gets even harder when you've got ideas spanning multiple universes or worlds.

Focusing on a single universe at a time is a good example of how Notebook.ai tries to stay out of your way as a worldbuilding tool, while also presenting your ideas front-and-center for you to work on without distractions.

After you've created a couple universes, you can select any one at any time to filter your entire notebook to just schools and other pages that exist within that universe, letting you focus on just what's important right then.

group_add Invite others to collaborate

Notebook.ai lets you add an unlimited number of collaborators to your universes. Each one has full access to work alongside you on your schools and other pages within that universe.

If you have a Premium subscription active, your collaborators can also share all of your Premium perks while working in your universe, too!

brightness_4 Work in light or dark mode

Protect your eyes at night by choosing between light and dark themes at the click of a button, available across the entire website.

An example of a writing prompt generated for user's fictional race

school Build your school piece by piece with personalized writing prompts

Once you've started creating a school or two, you'll start noticing our worldbuilding tool asking you personalized questions about those schools around the site.

Whenever you write an answer to any of these prompts, they'll automatically be saved to the relevant field on your school notebook page and you won't be asked the same question again.



Our users have created
3,002
schools on Notebook.ai!


of which,
50
were created in the past 30 days!

favorite We're here to stay. :)

Notebook.ai has been around since 2016 and we're still growing. We're dedicated to making the best writing tool for authors out there — so we'll be around (and improving) for a very long time.

description Smoothly transition from worldbuilding into plotting and writing

Every account on Notebook.ai comes with unlimited document storage for you to bring your fictional worlds to life.

There are a variety of writing tools for you to use, building on top of the foundation you lay from a world of schools and other notebook pages. Each one offers new ways to enrich your world and write better stories within them.

Some ways you can use the writing tools in Notebook.ai with your worlds are listed here:

  • timeline Start working on a timeline and add your schools to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your schools to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked schools from the Notebook.ai editor without ever leaving your document.
  • layers Group your notebook pages together in new ways by adding them to Collections.
  • ballot Share your schools to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • school See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your school is linked to.