Back to school photos can be a great way to track your child’s growth and mark major landmarks as they move through school. Making pictures to match such a special occasion can take a little extra effort, but it’s well worth it.

I’ll give you 10 school-themed photo frames for you to use for free on your child’s back to school pictures: 5 different designs, each in both square and 16:9 aspect ratios, the most common dimensions for social media sharing. All you have to do is open the template, upload or take your back to school picture, and download the photo. Let’s get started!

1 & 2. Chalkboard Frame

A square photo frame with a chalkboard design and "Back to School 2021" displayed.
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The first frame is simple and open, featuring a wood chalkboard frame with chalkboard accessories in the corner. For a more mature, older student, this is a good back to school photo frame option.

A 16:9 photo frame with a chalkboard design and "Back to School 2021" displayed.
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3 & 4. School Supplies Frame

A square photo frame featuring many school supply icons around the edge.
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This photo frame is full of dozens of different school-related icons around the border, from calculators and compasses to books and backpacks. Use it for any student entering the new year, from kindergarten to college.

A 16:9 photo frame featuring many school supply icons around the edge.
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5 & 6. Fall Foliage Frame

A square photo frame featuring autumn leaves and displaying "Back to School Fall 2021."
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This frame focuses on the nature associated with the back-to-school season, rather than the school setting itself. Use this template to de-emphasize schoolwork by showing what goes on outside the classroom.

A 16:9 photo frame featuring autumn leaves and displaying "Back to School Fall 2021."
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7 & 8. Ruler Frame

A square photo frame featuring a border made from rulers and a Back to School sticker.
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This photo frame feels like elementary school, featuring bright colors, an energetic back to school sticker, and vibrant ruler icons along the top and bottom.

A 16:9 photo frame featuring a border made from rulers and a Back to School sticker.
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9 & 10. Writing Instruments Frame

A square photo frame featuring writing utensils around the border and displaying "Back to School 2021."
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Students write, draw, and paint through all their years of school – this back to school photo frame uses four types of writing or drawing utensils to get down to business.

A 16:9 photo frame featuring writing utensils around the border and displaying "Back to School 2021."
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I hope these festive frames help you make the most of priceless moments in your or your child's life! For more tips and tutorials on creating great digital content in 2021, check out the Kapwing YouTube channel, or read through some related articles on templates for school:

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