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30th Jan '16 10:09:50 AM AdelePotter
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* The main character attends one of these in ''Literature/TheMothDiaries'', full of emotional repression and tension, though pre-story she made it work, finding a [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship best friend to confide in]], a group of girls to hang out with, and generally keeping her head down and pushing through. It helps that we get the sense that the school's better than her situation at home. Then the plot kicks off when [[MysteriousWaif Ernessa]] shows up and takes an interest in the main character's best friend, and [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane vaguely supernatural events]] start happening, and things ''really'' go to hell in a handcart.
19th Jan '16 3:55:36 PM LemonsAreLikeCandy13
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* The Franchise/{{Batman}} storyline ''Gothic'' pits the Caped Crusader against a mobster and child-killer who long ago made a DealWithTheDevil. Batman connects Mr. Whisper with the headmaster[[note]]It was a Brithis-style school in the US, hence the job title[[/note]] at his own childhood boarding school
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* The Franchise/{{Batman}} storyline ''Gothic'' pits the Caped Crusader against a mobster and child-killer who long ago made a DealWithTheDevil. Batman connects Mr. Whisper with the headmaster[[note]]It was a Brithis-style British-style school in the US, hence the job title[[/note]] at his own childhood boarding school
12th Jan '16 3:31:01 AM Dravencour
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Not to be confused with your usual BoardingSchool trope, the Boarding School of {{Horror}}s is a place where your nightmares come true. There are no midnight feasts or jolly hockey sticks here. Presided over by cane-wielding {{Sadist Teacher}}s, you will be [[CorporalPunishment beaten]] or locked up for the slightest misdemeanor -- and that's if you're lucky. If summoned to the headmaster's office, don't expect to come out alive. Then there is the matter of your fellow students. At best, you'll have your head flushed down the toilet; at worst, you face years of unspeakable bullying. In a British school, you may be enslaved to the prefects thanks to the "fagging" system. And the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil will only add to complications as they promote this form of cruelty as presumably girls or guys they like are sent to be lowly concubines within their ranks and is above the law with the Prefect acting as their muscle as they choose whom to beat up or torture.
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Not to be confused with your usual BoardingSchool trope, the Boarding School of {{Horror}}s is a place where your nightmares come true. There are no midnight feasts or jolly hockey sticks here. Presided over by cane-wielding {{Sadist Teacher}}s, you will be [[CorporalPunishment beaten]] or locked up for the slightest misdemeanor -- and that's if you're lucky. If summoned to the headmaster's office, don't expect to come out alive.alive or in one piece. Then there is the matter of your fellow students. At best, you'll have your head flushed down the toilet; at worst, you face years of unspeakable bullying. In a British school, you may be enslaved to the prefects thanks to the "fagging" system. And the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil will only add to complications as they promote this form of cruelty as presumably girls or guys they like are sent to be lowly concubines within their ranks and is above the law with the Prefect acting as their muscle as they choose whom to beat up or torture.
9th Jan '16 5:37:50 PM jewishenjolras
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* In ''RhymesForYoungGhouls'', the residential school for First Nations peoples is horrific, complete with beatings, solitary confinement, and implied molestation.
5th Jan '16 10:31:24 PM PaulA
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* Drearcliff Grange in Creator/KimNewman's Literature/DiogenesClub story "Kentish Glory: The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School" combines this with SuperheroSchool for a {{Deconstruction}} of Girls' School stories such as ''The Silent Three''. The main character is warned that the prefects can punish her for having a red mark on her face by slapping her (and can continue to do so as long as she continues to have red marks on her face), and will already have ritually burnt the doll in her luggage at the stake (as it turns out they haven't, they're waiting to torture it in front of her). But then ''that'' gets deconstructed, when we're told that after three weeks she no longer sees the school as either good or bad; it's simply how things are.
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* Drearcliff Grange in Creator/KimNewman's Literature/DiogenesClub story "Kentish Glory: The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School" ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'' combines this with SuperheroSchool for a {{Deconstruction}} of Girls' School stories such as ''The Silent Three''. The main character is warned that the prefects can punish her for having a red mark on her face by slapping her (and can continue to do so as long as she continues to have red marks on her face), and will already have ritually burnt the doll in her luggage at the stake (as it turns out they haven't, they're waiting to torture it in front of her). But then ''that'' gets deconstructed, when we're told that after three weeks she no longer sees the school as either good or bad; it's simply how things are.
4th Jan '16 2:53:10 PM nombretomado
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* One of the characters in ''SpringAwakening'' is sent to such a school.
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* One of the characters in ''SpringAwakening'' ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'' is sent to such a school.
14th Dec '15 10:34:35 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* The school in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Brightly Burning]]'' isn't a boarding school, but otherwise matches this trope. An elite group of "sixth form" students can get away with anything, including severely beating a younger boy for not stealing on their behalf.
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* The school in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Brightly Burning]]'' isn't a boarding school, but otherwise matches this trope. An elite group of "sixth form" students can get away with anything, including severely beating a younger boy for not stealing on their behalf. At least until they manage to cause a TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening to the lead character (the one who would go on to be called Lavan '''[[PlayingWithFire Firestorm]]''') and got most of themselves killed. The incident was so big that it got the ''[[TheGoodKing King]]'' himself aware of things. Considering what Valdemar is built on (it's basically what America is ''supposed'' to be at heart, enforced thanks to the Companions) no one is pleased at all and a very swift and permanent reform is forced on the school, with plenty of people and rich families who knew what was really going on punished as well.
6th Nov '15 3:47:27 AM morane
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6th Nov '15 3:46:09 AM morane
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[[Other]] * There has been a saying in UK: ''When lower class boys turn bad, they are sent to borstal. When upper class boys turn bad, they are sent to boarding school.'' This implies that at least ''some'' UK boarding schools and institutions for juvenile delinquents are NotSoDifferent. [[/Other]]
4th Nov '15 9:26:13 PM badalamentink
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* The School of Webcomic/StrangeSchool definitely qualifies. They kidnap children from Earth, outfit them with robot bodies in a factory, then force them to go through school lessons without sleep, and when graduation comes, they're killed off by the Principal.
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