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How to Use the Target School Supplies List to Make Shopping Simple

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Sick of trying to figure out which of your kids needs what for their classes? You need a brilliant, auto-generated Target school supplies list for back to school this year.

Target back to school just got a whole lot simpler with Target School List Assist — a digital tool that acts as your virtual shopper and adds all of your child’s supplies to your shopping cart with just one mouse click.

You may have heard of Target School List Assist before — it has been around since 2014, after all — but they’ve slowly turned this tool into a can’t-miss feature for back to school.

We’ll tell you how to find school supplies lists with Target School List Assist, and you’ll use all that extra time to — I don’t know — enjoy the rest of your summer?

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Use Target School List Assist to find your child’s specific school supplies list.

A woman shopping for school supplies at Target near a sign that says "School list. Check.

No more trying to find a buried email, uncover a paper list, or navigate a tricky school website to find your kid’s school list. Whether your student attends a public grade school or a private high school, chances are, Target knows what they’ll need to bring on the first day.

Target saves every teacher and parent a day of frustrating school shopping by doing the work for you in under a minute.

Here’s how it works:

  • Visit the Target School List Assist page at
  • Enter your school name or zip code in the search bar
  • Select your school from a list
  • Select your child’s upcoming grade level


Once you submit your info, you can add the entire school supplies list to your cart.

A screenshot showing the Target website's School List Assist sidebar with items selected and a yellow arrow pointing to a button with a yellow box around it that says "Add all 6 to cart

Target School List Assist has a massive database of school supplies lists specific to individual teachers and grade levels. Once the school supplies list appears, you can add everything to your shopping cart or choose to unselect individual items.

For some supplies like notebooks or folders, it’ll let you choose the brand and style you want. Just click “specific type” and make your choice from the list that pops up.



Want to add something extra to your school supplies list? School List Assist makes it easy.

A graphic showing one screenshot of the Target School List assist sidebar with a yellow box around the Add Items button and an arrow pointing to another screenshot with "markers" typed into the search bar, generating results for markers at Target.

You can add more things to your cart — not just the supply list items. You can search through all of Target’s inventory through the Smart List Assist search bar without having to navigate from the tool.

You can multi-select as many items as you want, so you can conveniently add multiple things with the click of a button.

TIP: Save money on your school supplies list from Target this year with our must-read guide.


You can get all of these purchases via in-store pickup or Target Drive-Up (or just have it shipped to you).

A person standing next to a Target cart, reaching into the open trunk of a vehicle parked in the Drive Up parking spot outside of Target.

We love Target, but think about all the time you’ll save not wandering around the store with a supply list in-hand, trying to track down everything! (And think about all the money you’ll save not getting distracted by other Target deals.)

Your super-fast purchase of school supplies with School List Assist is accompanied by a simple drive to the Target parking lot, where someone will load the items into your car for no extra fee. We love Target Drive-Up and have lots to say about it!

Or if you’re not in a hurry, you could have the items shipped to your home.




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