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For other uses, see School (disambiguation).
"If I see anyone breaking the school rules, I'll make sure justice is served! It tastes good and fills my tummy!"
— Principal of the Thing's description, Principal's Office

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School Rules are, as the name implies, the rules that Principal of the Thing enforces at the Schoolhouse and Super Schoolhouse. While it is not required to follow the rules, if the Principal catches the player breaking them except for the "No bullying" or the "No fourth wall breaks" rules, he will relentlessly pursue them, and when he catches them, he will put them in his office for detention. However, while a Faculty Nametag is in action or the player is in the playground or Principal's office, even if they break the rules, he will not scold them.

List of Rules

The School Rules are:

  1. No running - Running in any location.
  2. No entering faculty - Visiting in, exiting out, or remaining inside of the faculty rooms.
  3. No bullying - A punishment for It's a Bully only when Principal of the Thing sees the Bully asking an item to the player.
  4. No drinking - Using the BSODA.
  5. No escaping detention - Escaping the Principal's Office while the player is in detention. But, if they enter the Playground, then leave, he will not scold them for escaping detention.
  6. No fourth wall breaks - Breaking the fourth wall is likely about the game's whole program. However, the player cannot perform this except in Baldi's Basics - Field Trip demo: Camping by "breaking" the fourth "The demo ends here." wall. However, Principal of the Thing will not send the player to detention for it.
  7. Although unlisted in the rules poster, "looking" in any blue locker by opening or closing is prohibited.
  8. Another rule that is unlisted on the poster - Being in school after hours. This only applies in the Stealthy Challenge.


  • Although, Playtime gets sad if the player cuts her rope, it is not intended to violate the "No bullying" rule.[1]
Baldi's Basics Plus
  • Even though the player can technically drink water from the water fountain, it does not count as a violation of the "No drinking" rule, possibly because it is forbidden to drink any beverage except water.
Baldi's Basics Classic
  • Within the game's files, there are audio clips of Principal of the Thing saying "No stabbing people with pencils in the halls!" and "No looking in other people's lockers in the halls!" but both are not used.
    • The "No stabbing people with pencils in the halls!" quote was going to used when the Principal catches the scrapped "Pencil Boy" character stabbing the player with pencils.[2]
    • The quote for the Principal catching the player for interacting the lockers is later used since the Kickstarter exclusive demo, adding a new rule to the list. However, the School Rules poster is not updated.
  • In the earlier versions, there was a rule against eating in the halls by using the Energy flavored Zesty Bar, which was removed since update V1.3. This was most likely changed due to lack of sense.
  • There were usually four School Rules posters, but one from the long hallway at the school's right wing was removed in V1.4.
Baldi's Basics Classic Remastered
  • The poster's width is wider and the rules are numbered.



  1. "Getting sent to detention for cutting Playtime's jump rope is actually a huge misconception. I never intended for the player to get in trouble for doing that, and it's not a bug." - Kickstarter comment section
  2. "The "stabbing people with pencils in the halls" thing was actually going to do a character I would think I was gonna call him just like "Pencil Boy" or something. ... And basically what I was gonna be was this little kid who would basically come to you and start stabbing with pencils, and if the Principal saw, then he would get rid of him." - Livestream archive 48:31~48:56