Back To School: 50+ Vintage School Photos Of Your Favorite Celebrities

Published September 1, 2015
Updated February 7, 2020

School is back in session, so we've rounded up these hilarious celebrity yearbook photos well before their red carpet days.

The end of summer has arrived, and kids are packing up their Ninja Turtle lunch boxes (do they still have those?) and L.L. Bean embroidered backpacks and heading back to school. To celebrate the season, we’re throwing it back—waaaay back—with these celebrity school photos.

Everyone from the stars of The X-Files to late night comedians and popstars appears in the gallery below — you’ll probably recognize a few of them, but for others, you’ll have to squint to figure out who they are:

Tina Fey Celebrity Yearbook Photos
Tina Fey Celebrity Childhood Photo

Young Steve Carrell
Steve Carrell Tumblr

Conan Obrien As A Kid
Conan O’BrienTumblr

Vintage Celebrity Yearbook Photos
Meryl Streep

Kurt Cobain Yearbook Photo
Kurt Cobain

Diane Keaton Celebrity Yearbook Photos
Diane KeatonWhoSay

Kate Winslet
Kate WinsletVirgin Media

Young Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga

Katy Perry Funny Picture
Katy PerryBuzzfeed

Young Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande

Kelly Clarkson Celebrity Yearbook Photos
Kelly ClarksonPeople

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour HoffmanSnakkle

Photo Of A Young George Clooney
George Clooney

Celebrity Yearbook Photos Sigourney Weaver
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Bruno Mars Awesome Yearbook Photo
Bruno Mars

Tyra Banks As A Child
Tyra BanksFan Pop

Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg

Jason Sudeikis
Jason Sudeikis

Celebrity Yearbook Photos Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston

Bruce Willis Kid Photo
Bruce Willis

Very Young Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon

Young Tom Hanks Picture
Tom Hanks WhoSay

Tyler Swift Myspace Pictures

Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins

Dwayne Johnson Yearbook Photo
Dwayne Johnson poses for a high school yearbook photo.

Kelsey Grammar Yearbook Photo
Kelsey GrammarSnakkle

David Duchovny
David Duchovny

Ralph Fiennes
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Gillian Anderson School Yearbook Picture
Gillian AndersonSnakkle

Young Angelina Jolie
Angelina JolieMail Online

Danny Devito
Danny Devito

Emily and Zoey Deschanel
Emily and Zoey Deschanel

Catherine Zeta Jones As A Teenager
Catherine Zeta Jones

Young Jude Law
Jude Law

David Schwimmer Vintage Picture
David Schwimmer

Celebrity Yearbook Photos Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford

Iggy Azalea
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Jim Parsons
Jim ParsonsЛичности

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel

John Stamos As A Teenager
John Stamos

Celebrity Yearbook Photos
Julianne Hough

Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews

Kate Middleton Schoolbook Picture
Kate Middleton

Katie Holmes Yearbook Photo
Katie HolmesTumblr

Keanu Reeves Elementary School Photo
Keanu ReevesBlogspot

Meg Ryan
Meg RyanJust Find It 4 U

Paula Abdul
Paula AbdulSnakkle

Renee Zellweger Young Celebrity Photos
Renee Zellweger

Johnny Depp School Yearbook Photo
Johnny DeppBuzzFeed

Simon Baker When He Was Young
Simon BakerBlogspot

Winona Ryder Teenager
Winona RyderTumblr

Tom Selleck Yearbook Photo
Tom SelleckBuzzfeed

And if you enjoyed this look at celebrity yearbook photos, check out our other galleries of vintage celebrity couples and history's cool kids, the best of old school cool!

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