For other uses, see Principal (disambiguation).

The Principal's Keys are items that the Player can obtain in one of the Faculty Rooms in Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning. The keys seem to belong to the Principal of the Thing.


The Principal's Keys appear to be a low-quality photo image of two grey, metal keys hooked onto a key ring.

Mechanics / Uses

Principals keys in a faculty room

The principal's keys as seen in one of the Faculty Rooms.

The keys can be used to get out of detention early, with a one-time use. However, if the Principal of the Thing sees the Player in the hallways while the detention timer is still ticking, he will send them back to the Principal's Office. The Player can no longer use the Principal's Keys after they have escaped detention, and the Player cannot escape detention without them.

The keys can also be used on any (non-yellow) door in the school, though it simply opens them, consuming itself in the process. There is no benefit to doing this, and usually happens by accident.


  • In the earliest version, the Principal's Keys were originally called just "Keys".
  • In version V1.1 and earlier, The item is floating instead of being on the table.
  • The Player can also escape detention by entering the detention room themselves then waiting to walk through the door. However, if the Player escapes and Princpal of the Thing sees the Player escaping, he says "No escaping detention in the halls." and sent the Player to detention again.



Inventory Items

Alarm ClockBaldi Anti Hearing and Disorienting TapeBSODAEnergy Flavored Zesty BarPrincipal's KeysQuarterSafety ScissorsWD-NoSqueeYellow Door Lock

Main Collectibles