50 Poems About The End of The School Year

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As the end of the school year quickly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about everything that makes this time of year so special. For teachers, these moments may be bittersweet.

While there is joy in wrapping up another successful and rewarding semester, it can also bring sadness as we bid farewell to our students and favourite activities after weeks spent together.

To help put into words those complex emotions that accompany the end of term, why not turn to poetry?

From expressing gratitude for newfound knowledge to revelling in busy summer days just around the corner – poems that capture all facets of ending one school year and embarking upon a new one will strike a chord with any educator.

Ahead you will find some perfectly poetic reads that will inspire awe and appreciation at what has passed — but more importantly — anticipation for all that lies ahead!

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About School  here.

Poems About The End of The School Year

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Five Free Verse Poems About The End Of The School Year

1. The Final Bell

In the heart of the afternoon,
The bell tolls, a resonant song,
Echoing through empty hallways,
Signaling the end, yet the beginning of a journey.

Bags packed with dog-eared textbooks,
Memories held within each page,
Laughter fades into the echoes,
As the school year draws to its close.

Standing on the brink of summer,
We peer into the abyss of freedom,
Bittersweet goodbyes hang heavy,
Yet, hope for the future blossoms.

2. Summer’s Dawn

The last day arrives, dressed in sunlight,
School ties loosened, hearts alight,
In the classrooms, silence settles,
As we bid farewell to algebra and kettles.

Through the school gates, we spill,
Into the arms of summer's thrill,
Leaving behind a year of learning,
For beach days and campfires burning.

3. Unwritten Pages

The final chapter of this academic book,
Closes with a lingering look,
At chalk-dusted desks and worn-out chairs,
Of friendships formed and shared cares.

Yet, as one book closes, another opens,
Bright and untouched, full of hopes unspoken,
The end of the school year, not an end,
But a pause, before new adventures ascend.

4. Lessons Learned

The school bell tolls a final time,
In its melody, a nostalgic chime,
Empty lockers, silent halls,
Whispers of our echoing calls.

Lessons learned, not just from books,
But from every shared smile and look,
The school year ends, leaving a trace,
Of growth, of change, in its place.

5. Farewell to Familiarity

Stepping out of the familiar,
Into the embrace of the summer ether,
Leaving behind the comfort of routine,
For the unknown, unseen.

The end of the school year, a threshold crossed,
A mixture of excitement, and of loss,
But as one door closes, another will open,
And we step through, hearts hoping.

Five Acrostic Poems About The End of The School Year

1. S.U.M.M.E.R.

Sunny days ahead, full of light,
Underneath the clear blue sky so bright.
Making memories that will always last,
Many adventures, we’ll have a blast.
End of school year, we cheer with delight,
Ready for summer, from morning till night.

By Dan Higgins 2024

2. S.C.H.O.O.L.

So many lessons learned, both big and small,
Closing another year, standing tall.
Homework, tests, all now in the past,
Over the summer, we’ll have a blast.
Opening doors to fun and play,
Leaving school behind for a sunny day.

By Dan Higgins 2024

3. T.E.A.C.H.E.R.S.

To all the teachers who’ve helped us grow,
Educating us more than we’ll ever know.
As the school year ends, we say goodbye,
Cherishing the lessons that will never die.
Here’s to you, for all your hard work,
End of the year, a new journey to embark.
Remembering all the wisdom you share,
Summer awaits, but your impact is everywhere.

By Dan Higgins 2024

4. F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Friends we’ve made throughout the year,
Remembering laughter, joy and cheer.
Inside the school walls, bonds were formed,
End of the year, friendships warmed.
Never forgetting the fun we had,
During the summer, no time for sad.
School’s out, but our friendships remain,
In our hearts, they’ll always sustain.

By Dan Higgins 2024

5. L.E.A.R.N.I.N.G.

Lessons learned, knowledge gained,
End of the school year, so much attained.
As we close this chapter, and move ahead,
Remembering all the words that were said.
No more homework, no more tests,
Into the summer, we invest.
New adventures await us each day,
Goodbye school, hello to play.

By Dan Higgins 2024

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About High School here.

Haiku Poem

Five Haiku Poems About The End Of The School Year

Goodbye to Lessons

School bell's final ring,
Books closed, summer on the wing,
End is a new beginning.

The Last Day

Last day's sunlight glow,
Through school gates, we all flow,
Summer's freedom to bestow.

Farewell School Year

Year ends with a sigh,
In the classroom, a goodbye,
Towards summer, we fly.

Summer Beckons

Lessons learned, year ends,
Summer around the corner bends,
A new journey ascends.

Onward to Summer

School doors close behind,
Summer's promise in our mind,
New adventures to find.

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About Middle School here.

Five Rhyming Poems About The End of The School Year

1. The Final Bell

The final bell rings, it’s time to cheer, End of school year, we hold so dear. Books are closed, lockers are clear, Time for summer fun is nearly here.

No more homework, no more test, Just long days of endless rest. Beach and sunshine, what we love best, The end of school year, it’s simply the best.

2. Summer Beckons

Summer beckons, school is out, Time for fun, time to shout. No more studies, no more doubt, Freedom is what it’s all about.

Classrooms empty, halls so quiet, No more lessons, no more riot. School’s out for summer, don’t deny it, It’s time for fun, you should try it.

3. Farewell School Year

Farewell school year, we won’t miss you, Hello summer, we’ve been waiting too. No more pencils, no more queue, Just endless skies of azure blue.

Goodbye teachers, goodbye class, Hello beach with cool sea grass. School year ends, it happened so fast, But memories made will surely last.

4. Hello, Sweet Summer

Hello sweet summer, we welcome you, Goodbye school, we’re finally through. No more lessons, no more review, Just endless days with nothing to do.

School year ends, summer takes flight, Days are long, filled with light. No more homework, oh what a delight, Hello, sweet summer, you’re a beautiful sight.

5. End of an Era

End of school, end of an era, No more algebra, no more terror. Hello summer, you’re much fairer, With your sunshine and your clear weather.

Goodbye textbooks, goodbye notes, Hello beaches, hello boats. School year’s over, let’s all gloat, Summer’s here, that’s all she wrote.

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Five Limerick Poems About The End Of The School Year

The Final Bell

There once was a bell that did ring,
Signaling the end of spring,
School's out, they cheer,
Summer's finally here,
Oh, the joy that last school day will bring!

A Summer’s Tale

With the end of school, we're in delight,
No more homework to do at night,
Summer's here, let's cheer,
Full of joy and devoid of fear,
For we are basking in freedom's light.

Farewell, Classroom!

We wave goodbye to the classroom,
And hello to the sun's warm bloom,
No more tests or grades,
Just cool lemonades,
And nights beneath the moon's soft gloom.

School’s Out

School's out, hear the children's cheer,
The best sound you'll hear all year,
Books closed, lockers empty,
Hearts full, worries plenty,
But for now, it's summer we hold dear.

The Promise of Summer

With the school year done, we take flight,
Into the summer, oh so bright,
Time to play, time to rest,
These are the days we love best,
In the warm and comforting light.

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About Kindergarten here.

Tanka

Five Tanka Poems About The End Of The School Year

Last Day’s Song

Bell tolls, school year ends,
Echoes through the vacant halls,
Laughter fades, hearts mend,
Summer whispers, adventure calls,
A chapter closes, another begins.

Farewell to Learning

Books closed, lockers bare,
No more lessons, no more care,
Summer's scent in air,
Excitement that we all share,
For a season beyond compare.

The Promise of Freedom

School gates open wide,
Into summer we stride,
With freedom as our guide,
And countless joys beside,
The world is ours, far and wide.

A Season of Change

From learning to leisure,
We find a different pleasure,
In the sun's warm treasure,
And moments we'll forever measure,
Summer, a joy beyond measure.

Embrace the Unknown

School year ends, hearts leap,
Into summer's promise, we seep,
New memories to keep,
As into the unknown, we creep,
With hopes and dreams piled in a heap.

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About School Holidays here.

Sonnet

Five Sonnet Poems About The End Of The School Year

The Final Ring

The bell tolls, a resonant song of the end,
Echoing through empty halls, round the bend.
Bags packed with textbooks, worn and used,
Filled with knowledge, our minds infused.

Standing on the brink of summer's sweet call,
We bid the school year goodbye, once and for all.
Yet in the silence, a promise does bloom,
Of sunny days free from the classroom's gloom.

So, here's to the end, and to beginnings anew,
To the adventures that await, and dreams to pursue.
As one chapter closes, another unfurls,
In the endless book of life's precious pearls.

Farewell to the Halls

Farewell to the halls, to lessons learned,
To the pages of textbooks diligently turned.
Summer beckons us forth, into its embrace,
Promising freedom, a slower pace.

No more tests, no more grades to fear,
Just the open sky, crystal clear.
A time for rest, for joy, for play,
For basking in the light of day.

So here's to endings, and to fresh starts,
To the rhythm of young, eager hearts.
May the end of the school year be but a door,
To a summer filled with delights galore.

Summer’s Dawn

The dawn of summer breaks, bright and clear,
Marking the end of another school year.
With it comes the promise of days spent in the sun,
Of laughter and fun, of battles won.

No more early mornings, no more late nights,
Just endless days beneath the sky's heights.
A time for adventure, for exploration,
For the simple joy of vacation.

So here's to the end, and to what lies ahead,
To the promise of summer, to the days we've longed and pled.
May the end of the school year bring joy untold,
And a summer filled with memories to hold.

Lessons Past

Lessons learned, wisdom gained, we stand tall,
At the end of the school year, answering summer's call.
No more studying, no more strain,
Just the promise of sunshine after rain.

School's out, and with it comes a sigh,
A release, a cheer, a joyful cry.
For now is the time for us to rest,
To enjoy the days we love the best.

So here's to the end, and to new beginnings,
To the melody that summer sings.
May the end of the school year bring delight,
And a summer filled with pure sunlight.

The Closing Chapter

The school year ends, the final page is turned,
Lessons have been taught, knowledge has been learned.
Now comes the time for us to part,
With memories etched upon our heart.

Summer awaits with open arms,
Promising days filled with charms.
No more homework, no more tests,
Just endless days of well-earned rest.

So here's to endings, and to fresh starts,
To the rhythm of young, eager hearts.
May the end of the school year be a path,
Leading us to summer's joyous aftermath.

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About School Rules here.

School poems

Five Ode Poems About The End of The School Year

1. Ode to the Final Bell

The ring of the final bell, so sweet,
Echoes through the empty halls, a beat.
Books closed, lockers shut tight,
The end of the school year is in sight.

The chalkboard erases its last word,
The silence in classrooms now heard.
Goodbye to the lessons, hello to the sun,
The joy of summer has just begun.

By Dan Higgins 2024

2. Ode to the Last Day

To the last day, we say goodbye,
No more pencils, no more dry eye.
We leave behind our desks, our chairs,
And step into the sunlight, without cares.

We’ll miss the teachers, the friends we’ve made,
But look forward to the plans we’ve laid.
For summer’s here, and with it comes fun,
A break from schoolwork, under the sun.

By Dan Higgins 2024

3. Ode to the Summer Break

Summer break, you’re finally here,
We’ve waited for you, year after year.
No more homework, no more tests,
Just days of leisure, at our behest.

We’ll swim in pools, and climb up trees,
Do whatever we please.
Oh, summer break, you’re our best friend,
We wish you would never end.

By Dan Higgins 2024

4. Ode to the Closing Chapter

The closing chapter of this school year,
Brings both excitement and a tear.
We’ve learned so much, grown so tall,
Ready to face the world, standing tall.

We’ll remember this year, as we move ahead,
Carry its lessons wherever we tread.
So here’s to the end, and to the new start,
We’ll keep this school year close to our heart.

By Dan Higgins 2024

5. Ode to the Unwritten Summer

To the unwritten summer, we raise a cheer,
After the end of another school year.
The possibilities are endless, the days are long,
Filled with laughter, sunshine, and song.

We’ll make memories, have adventures galore,
Each day bringing something more.
So here’s to the summer, bright and clear,
Following the end of the school year.

By Dan Higgins 2024

Five Villanelle Poems About The End Of The School Year

The Final Ring

The final ring, the closing door,
We've learned so much, yet yearn for more.
This school year's end, we can't ignore.

In every class, knowledge did pour,
Through every test, each challenge bore,
The final ring, the closing door.

With summer's call, our spirits soar,
Yet part of us will miss this shore,
This school year's end, we can't ignore.

To teachers who made learning not a chore,
Our gratitude forever stored,
The final ring, the closing door.

We leave behind the classroom's roar,
Ahead, new adventures to explore.
This school year's end, we can't ignore.

So here's to memories we adore,
To friendships that will evermore,
The final ring, the closing door,
This school year's end, we can't ignore.

Echoes of Laughter

Echoes of laughter, whispers in hall,
End of school year, we've given our all.
Summer beckons, hear its call.

Lessons learned, both big and small,
From autumn leaves to spring's enthral,
Echoes of laughter, whispers in hall.

No more the daily roll call,
Free as a bird, we stand tall,
Summer beckons, hear its call.

Schoolyard games, soccer ball,
Golden moments, we recall,
Echoes of laughter, whispers in hall.

Teachers, classmates, one and all,
In our hearts, you'll never fall.
Summer beckons, hear its call.

So we bid farewell, walking tall,
Ready for life's protocol,
Echoes of laughter, whispers in hall,
Summer beckons, hear its call.

Lessons Etched in Time

Lessons etched in time, now we depart,
From every subject, every art,
School year's end, a brand new start.

Knowledge gained, played its part,
In shaping us, right from the start,
Lessons etched in time, now we depart.

From science lab to music's heart,
Each class has given us a head start,
School year's end, a brand new start.

Friends made, a crucial part,
Of this journey, from which we part,
Lessons etched in time, now we depart.

So here's to a future bright and smart,
As we follow our own chart,
Lessons etched in time, now we depart,
School year's end, a brand new start.

Summer’s Dawn

Summer's dawn, school year's end,
Goodbye to teacher, farewell friend,
New beginnings, around the bend.

A year of growth, minds to tend,
Now it's time to ascend,
Summer's dawn, school year's end.

Books closed, messages send,
Thanks to those who did commend,
New beginnings, around the bend.

Memories made, time well spend,
In our hearts, they'll never end,
Summer's dawn, school year's end.

So we step out, rules to bend,
In life's book, the next chapter penned,
Summer's dawn, school year's end,
New beginnings, around the bend.

The Last Turn of the Page

The last turn of the page, the final bell,
A year of learning, we did excel,
School year's end, we bid farewell.

Every subject, a different spell,
Cast by teachers who taught so well,
The last turn of the page, the final bell.

With summer's arrival, a compelling tell,
Of freedom's song, in which we'll dwell,
School year's end, we bid farewell.

From math equations to stories to tell,
Each class, a stepping stone that fell,
The last turn of the page, the final bell.

So here's to us, we've done so well,
With heads held high, we'll surely quell,
The last turn of the page, the final bell,
School year's end, we bid farewell.

Five Elegys About The End of The School Year

1. Elegy to the School Year

Oh school year, you have reached your end, And we mourn the parting of a friend. Though at times, you made us bend, Your lessons, we’ll forever commend.

2. Farewell to the Classroom

Oh classroom walls, now standing bare, Echoes of laughter still hang in the air. Farewell dear friend, it’s only fair, To remember the times that we did share.

3. An Ode to Learning

School year’s end, we lament, The loss of days that were well spent. In pursuit of knowledge, time we lent, An ode to learning, with love, we sent.

4. Elegy for the Lost Routine

Goodbye school bells, goodbye routine, Goodbye hallways, once so clean. End of school year, a sight unseen, A moment paused, in time’s vast screen.

5. Goodbye to School Days

Goodbye school days, we bid adieu, To mornings early, and friendships true. End of school year, we’re feeling blue, For the memories made, we owe to you.

The end of the school year brings with it a variety of emotions. Whether you’re celebrating special moments or reflecting on things that have passed, some poems capture many of those feelings.

We hope that this selection has inspired you to celebrate your own victories and accomplished tasks from this school year.

Take some time to reflect on your experiences, marveling in the strength and determination that have brought you through another challenging but rewarding school year.

Life never stands still, and so we invite you to join us as we move onto a new and exciting chapter. Read our other articles for additional tips and advice on transitioning into summertime!

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