Spiritually it is often considered that life itself is a school. It is an arena for learning and experiencing so that we can maximize our best potential; life is a testing-ground for the reality that comes afterwards. The school or classroom will often appear in dreams when we are relearning how to deal with our own personalities idiosyncrasies. Such images will often appear at times when we are attempting to get rid of old outmoded ideas and concepts. Also, when we are learning different ways of dealing with authority and with feelings of inadequacy, our feelings about school will surface. School is an important part of everyone's life. In situations where we are learning new abilities or skills, the image of a school will often surface in dreams. It is also the place where we experience associations that do not belong to the family, and can in dreams, therefore, suggest new ways of learning about relationships. School may also be indicative of how we learn about competitiveness and belonging to groups. Consult the entries for Education, Teacher and University for further information.