This work deals with themes related to the culture of school institutions and daily functioning: school traditions, organizational climate, power participation and sharing, community concept. This is a theoretical exploration that does not aim to exhaust the literature on the subject. Sociology of Education is the field of study this paper belongs to. It aims to help clarifying significant concepts related to studies about school, by raising points for reflection and offering subsidies to analyze empirical research developed in the area of education. Important to note that school culture and its daily functioning is a challenging theme to researchers, but brings valuable contributions to school and to academic studies.
School culture; School form and traditions; Organizational climate; Participation and power sharing; Community concept