This is a collection of the best education WordPress themes designed for university, college, school and other education websites. WordPress is an ideal platform for building an education website because its free and open source, has a huge community around it, and there are heaps of great themes and plugins available.
The premium and free education WordPress themes below have designs suited for education websites, and some include specific features required in an education or school website such as custom post types for course and events pages, staff member pages, galleries, blogs and more. A few also have responsive designs so will work and look good on all screen sizes and mobile devices.
The education WordPress themes below will help you get a professional looking website up quickly, easily and cheaply for your school, college, university or other education institution.
[Updated: 8 August, 2014]
Education Pro WordPress Theme
Education Pro is a premium education WordPress theme that runs of the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. The theme is ideal for elementary schools, high schools, colleges, universities and other education institutions. Its mobile friendly with a responsive design and has a custom homepage with featured slider and sections for other information and news. Some of the other key features of the theme include: education themed icons, 5 colour styles, 6 layout options, custom backgrounds and menus, HTML5 markup, landing page template, theme options and all the other great features and benefits of the core Genesis Framework.
Elementary WordPress Theme
Elementary is a premium education theme for WordPress designed specifically for universities, colleges, schools, technical institutes, and other education institutions. The premium theme from Academia Themes has a modern and professional design and is mobile friendly with a responsive layout. It has a number of education specific features built in including custom page templates to display course directories and details, staff directories, testimonials, upcoming events, and photo galleries. Some of the other features include: video support, easy customisation options and unlimited colour variations, WPML multi-language support, right to left language support, a completely customisable widgetized homepage, theme options and more.
Lectura WordPress Theme
Lectura is a modern WordPress education theme from Academia Themes with a responsive design, 2 column layout, video support, unlimited colour variations and easy customization options. Education specific features including custom page templates to display course directories and details, staff directories, testimonials, and photo galleries. Some of the other features in the theme include: a mobile responsive layout, RTL and multi-language support, custom widgets, theme options and more.
Erudito Education WordPress Theme
Erudito is a modern and solid WordPress theme designed for education and business websites. The premium theme from WPZOOM is ideal for a university, college, school and other education websites, but also will look great for any type of business website. It has a mobile responsive layout so it works great on any screen size or mobile device. The theme also has 12 colour schemes, a dynamic homepage builder so you can build your own layout with custom widgets, a featured content slider, and an advanced WPZOOM framework and options panel to easily customize every detail of your theme to best suit your needs.
Education WordPress Theme
A WordPress theme designed for schools, colleges and other education institutions. The premium child theme for the StudioPress Genesis Theme Framework features a custom homepage to effectively convey important information and direct visitors to the information they are looking for. The theme has a mobile responsive design and features include 6 colour styles, 6 layout options, custom background and menus, theme options and more.
Principal WordPress Theme
The versatile Principal WordPress theme from Academia Themes has a classic two column layout and responsive design, 8 built in colour styles, unlimited colour styles, customisation options, RTL and multi-language support, custom widgets, theme options and more. Some of the education specific features include: custom page templates to display course directories and details, staff directories, testimonials, and photo galleries.
Foundation WordPress Theme
Foundation is a premium education WordPress theme from Academia Themes specifically designed for universities, schools, colleges, technical institutes, and other academic institutions and non-profit organizations. The theme has a modern flat design with a three column layout. It’s also 100% responsive ensuring it works and displays perfectly on all computers, tablets and mobile devices. The Foundation theme has numerous education website specific features including custom page templates to display course directories and details, staff directories, testimonials, and photo galleries. The theme also includes numerous custom widgets, a blog section, right to left language and multi-language support, automatic image resizing, 4 built in colour styles and unlimited colour customisation options, theme options and more.
Education Academy WordPress Theme
Education Academy is a commercial WordPress theme from Templatic designed for education websites. The theme has a clean design and is suitable for faculties, universities, colleges and high schools. It has a completely widgetized homepage and comes with several built-in post types for courses, staff members, facilities and galleries. Other features include unlimited colour scheme options with a backend colour picker, multiple layout options, and a mobile responsive design.
Graduate WordPress Education Theme
Graduate is a premium WordPress theme from Gabfire designed for schools, universities, colleges and other education or academic institutions. The theme includes a custom layout with a large featured slider and several information content boxes, gallery template, multiple category page layouts, advanced options panel, 5 colour scheme options and more.
EduPress Education WordPress Theme
EduPress is a versatile premium WordPress education theme from WPZOOM designed for universities, colleges, schools, etc. The easy to customise CMS theme includes a featured slider for images or video, 7 custom widgets, easy logo input, custom post / page layouts, an options panel to easily customise the theme and more.
Universidad WordPress Theme
A flexible CMS premium WordPress theme from Viva Themes which could be used for business, organization or corporate sites, education institutions websites etc. The theme is easy to customise and features an attractive slider on the homepage, custom login panel, drop down menus, 6 different page templates & more.
Academica WordPress Theme
A non profit / education WordPress theme from WPZOOM with a modern layout and elegant design. It has a modern 3 column layout and features custom menus, WPZOOM options panel, featured posts slider and more.
Grand College WordPress Theme
Grand College is a clean and modern WordPress theme for School, University, College or even business websites. It has a course table built in, personnel post type, drag and drop page builder, options to change almost every elements colour easily via admin panel, unlimited sidebars, over 450 fonts, support for localization and more.
Lexington University WordPress Theme
Lexington is an easy to use, minimal style, education focused WordPress Theme. The theme has unlimited colour options in the backend to match any project, and custom homepage modules give you flexibility with the design. Other features include a large homepage slider, shortcodes, drop down menus, table styling, custom admin panel and more.
Academica Pro WordPress Theme
Academica Pro is a flexible and modern WordPress theme with a responsive design from WPZOOM ideal for education websites such as schools, universities and colleges. It will also work nicely for non profit organizations as well as any for-profit business website. Features include: a featured posts slider and a dynamic homepage builder, numerous custom page templates, shortcodes, responsive design, easy colour styling in the theme options pages, translation options, custom background and logo, menu management and more.
Campus WordPress Theme
Campus is a multi-purpose, mobile responsive WordPress theme that could be used for education websites. It has a drag and drop visual composer so you can create your own layouts (1, 2 3 or 4 columns) but to also drop in one of 50+ content modules – including image sliders, tabbed content, text blocks, pricing tables, buttons, notes, quotes, and more. Some of the other features include: dual sidebars, Google fonts, options panel, shortcodes, unlimited colours, multiple sliders, lightbox and more.
Blackboard WordPress Theme
The Blackboard WordPress theme from Academia Themes has a three column design and responsive layout, easy customisation options, unlimited colour variations, RTL and multi-language support, custom widgets, theme options and more. Some of the education features include: custom page templates to display course directories and details, staff directories, testimonials, and photo galleries.
School Fun WordPress Theme
School Fun is a school WordPress theme designed for educational institutions including kindergartens, elementary schools, junior high schools, senior high school, colleges, and universities. The premium theme from Cubic Themes has a professional design and comes in 3 colour scheme variations. Some of the other key features of the theme include: a mobile responsive design, a sticky navigation menu, a custom post type for events, a unique custom post for history so you can present the history of your intuition, event and breadcrumbs with Google rich snippets, and a custom team post type so you can showcase your staff, teachers, and lecturers of your school or your university in detail and in an interesting way.
Lekiton WordPress Theme
Lektion is a mobile responsive education WordPress Theme for education institution websites. The commercial premium theme from ColorLabs has a clean and simple design with a professional look that could be used for schools, colleges, universities, online education providers, and other education institutions. You can use Lektion to present all the information about your school / college and also offer and manage online courses for e-learning. The theme comes with a Course Manager and user dashboards for lecturers and students. Teachers can log in and add course material (text, videos, audio, uploaded files etc.) and students can also log in to download course material, ask questions and more. The theme has a mobile responsive design so students can access everything on their tablets, mobile phones and of course laptops and desktop computers.
Deborah PTA WordPress Theme
Deborah is a PTA WordPress theme designed specifically for local PTA and PTO groups who would like to use WordPress to create and manage their Parent Teacher Association website. The premium WordPress template from Web Savvy Marketing is a child theme for the excellent Genesis Framework (required and sold separately). It adheres to the national PTA guidelines for the logo, colours and fonts etc. and has a mobile responsive design so it will automatically adapt to work perfectly on phones and tablets. Some of the other key features include: options for event calendars, online store (powered by iThemes Exchange), newsletter subscription, and contact forms, HTML5 markup and schema support, multiple page layouts, news / blog section, event countdown clock, donation call to action and Facebook like buttons, and more.
University WordPress Theme
University is modern education WordPress theme for school, college or university websites. The premium theme from GavickPro has a mobile responsive layout and a clean, professional and unique design with some fancy parallax effects. The theme supports the BuddyPress plugin so teachers and students can connect and communicate easily. It has all the other important elements required in an education website including: a news and events widget (shows the event details, date, place, time etc), contact forms newsletters and necessary links, Twitter feed, special pages presenting teacher profiles, list of events, information “About us”, FAQs and fact sheets. The theme also comes with WPML plugin support for running a multi-language website.
If you can’t find a suitable theme from the list above its worth having a look at business and CMS style themes as they could easily be used for education websites. See the galleries of:
Business and CMS WordPress Themes
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