Teachers get to shop for a lot of cool stuff—school supplies, bulletin board kits, classroom decorations, and even furniture. We don’t support teachers feeling obligated to spend their own money on classroom supplies, but if you’re looking for some new places to spend your classroom’s budget, check out some of these popular teacher supply stores. Browse their options, from alphabet charts to zoo animal decorations plus a little bit of everything in between!
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Why Teachers Love It: This teacher supply store is probably best loved for their creative bulletin board sets and posters. They make it easy to decorate your classroom, no matter what your style. They’ve also got a huge selection of leveled readers to help you build your library, plus notepads, folders, nameplates, and other classroom must-haves.
Why Teachers Love It: Speaking of one-stop shopping, schools can get everything from janitorial supplies to art materials at this comprehensive site. Classroom furniture, decorations, and instructional aids—it’s all here. Don’t miss the Closeouts section, where you can score lots of great deals.
Why Teachers Love It: Whatever you need for your classroom, you’re likely to find at this megastore. They guarantee their low prices and make it easy for teachers and schools to manage their orders. Bookmark this site because you’ll likely visit it again and again.
Why Teachers Love It: This is another one of those teacher stores that offers just about anything you can imagine. They’re happy to work with purchase orders, so teachers don’t need to worry about paying up front and asking for reimbursement. You can build a wish list or even compare items to decide which is right for you, and they ship quickly too.
Why Teachers Love It: Not all teacher supply stores offer free shipping, but this one does (on qualifying purchases over $99). They work with a huge array of publishers and school suppliers, so the selection here is terrific. We especially love their huge collection of incentives and motivators.
Why Teachers Love It: While their online store is fantastic, one nice thing about Lakeshore is their physical retail spaces. There are dozens of them across the country, so you can go and browse in person. Online shopping is easy too, and teachers who join the free Lakeshore Rewards program earn points toward Lakeshore Bucks, plus free shipping on orders over $79 and more.
Why Teachers Love It: If you’ve ever spotted something especially clever in a fellow teacher’s classroom and asked where they got it, chances are it came from Learning Resources. This company is always producing innovative new products that make teachers’ lives a little easier (and more fun!). Be sure to check out their blog for lots of free ideas too.
Why Teachers Love It: This isn’t specifically a teacher store, but educators have been relying on their supplies for years. Browse the huge selection of learning and classroom supplies, or use some of their fun party supplies for classroom incentives or decorations. This is a terrific place to find treasure box supplies, and they frequently offer free shipping deals.
Why Teachers Love It: Want unique and really helpful classroom supplies? Start here. This teacher store teams up with innovators like Steve Spangler Science to offer the kinds of products that make teachers say “Oh, I need that!” Teachers can also create a “Wishing Well” list so others can see and fill their classroom needs and wants.
Why Teachers Love It: School Specialty works directly with districts to offer contract pricing, so participating schools can earn lower prices on items every day. Anyone can shop here, though, and will find education supplies for every kind of classroom (including lots of phys. ed supplies). We particularly like the ability to shop by learning model, such as Inclusive/Adapted, STEM-STEAM, and Makerspace.
Why Teachers Love It: This shop is perhaps best known for their Better Than Paper bulletin board rolls. These come in lots of terrific designs and last much longer than traditional paper rolls. They also offer terrific bulletin board kits and a large selection of free printable teacher resources.
Why Teachers Love It: Find the teacher stuff you need at great prices here. You can shop online or order a paper catalog to browse during free moments and pass around the teacher break room. Be sure to check out their Classroom Themes section if you are in the market for some new decor.
Why Teachers Love It: In addition to providing a big catalog of top teacher merch, this company also makes free educational apps and games. Plus, they offer free printable worksheets, activity pages, and samples of curriculum materials. This is a one-stop shopping site worth checking out.
Why Teachers Love It: Kids go through school supplies at an alarming rate (what happens to all the pencils?). Buy what you need to keep them stocked at truly amazing prices from this site. The more you buy, the more you save.
More Places for Teacher Supplies
While these companies don’t specialize in teaching and classroom supplies per se, many educators turn to them regularly for a variety of products. Here are some of the top places to try:
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