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1st Jul '16 10:25:16 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Innsmouth Academy in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''. On [[Masquerade the surface]], it's merely an elite East Coast prep school. In actuality, it is an [[TheIlluminati Illuminati]]-run academy that teaches such things as applied necromancy, arcane geometry, parapsychology, and cryptozoology, with most of its students being either gifted psychics, the children of Illuminati members, or both. Lore entries reveal that a good chunk of the faculty's work is dedicated to covering up all the supernatural activity that seeps into the nearby town of Kingsmouth, Maine. Of course, by the time you get there the place is overrun with insane {{familiar}}s and pissed-off spectral faculty and alumni, with only the headmaster, one teacher, and one student still holding out, having placed protective wards around the administrative office.

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* Innsmouth Academy in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''. On [[Masquerade [[{{Masquerade}} the surface]], it's merely an elite East Coast prep school. In actuality, it is an [[TheIlluminati Illuminati]]-run academy that teaches such things as applied necromancy, arcane geometry, parapsychology, and cryptozoology, with most of its students being either gifted psychics, the children of Illuminati members, or both. Lore entries reveal that a good chunk of the faculty's work is dedicated to covering up all the supernatural activity that seeps into the nearby town of Kingsmouth, Maine. Of course, by the time you get there the place is overrun with insane {{familiar}}s and pissed-off spectral faculty and alumni, with only the headmaster, one teacher, and one student still holding out, having placed protective wards around the administrative office.
1st Jul '16 10:24:56 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Innsmouth Academy in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' is an Illuminati-run university that teaches such things as applied necromancy, arcane geometry, parapsychology, and cryptozoology. Of course by the time you get there the place is overrun with insane familiars and pissed off spectral alumni.
* The Tower of the Magi in {{Avernum}} is essentially a magical university combining the instruction of magic with high powered research.

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* Innsmouth Academy in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''. On [[Masquerade the surface]], it's merely an elite East Coast prep school. In actuality, it is an Illuminati-run university [[TheIlluminati Illuminati]]-run academy that teaches such things as applied necromancy, arcane geometry, parapsychology, and cryptozoology. cryptozoology, with most of its students being either gifted psychics, the children of Illuminati members, or both. Lore entries reveal that a good chunk of the faculty's work is dedicated to covering up all the supernatural activity that seeps into the nearby town of Kingsmouth, Maine. Of course course, by the time you get there the place is overrun with insane familiars {{familiar}}s and pissed off pissed-off spectral alumni.
faculty and alumni, with only the headmaster, one teacher, and one student still holding out, having placed protective wards around the administrative office.
* The Tower of the Magi in {{Avernum}} ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' is essentially a magical university combining the instruction of magic with high powered research.
30th Jun '16 1:52:26 AM LondonKdS
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A subtrope of ExtranormalInstitute. Compare with SuperheroSchool and NinjaSchool. Sometimes comes combined with a MagicalSociety.

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A subtrope of ExtranormalInstitute. Compare with AllGhoulsSchool, SuperheroSchool and NinjaSchool. Sometimes comes combined with a MagicalSociety.
28th Jun '16 11:10:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* The University in Patrick Rothfuss' ''TheNameOfTheWind'', published in 2007, fits into this trope. It is the only school where you can learn the world's particular brand of sympathetic magic and is a boarding school set in a town that is based entirely around The University.

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* The University in Patrick Rothfuss' ''TheNameOfTheWind'', ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'', published in 2007, fits into this trope. It is the only school where you can learn the world's particular brand of sympathetic magic and is a boarding school set in a town that is based entirely around The University.
27th Jun '16 12:02:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/11/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'' has the Academy of Onmyōdō in Japan. By the time he's summoned to Halkaginia, Saito has already graduated. There are probably similar schools elsewhere on Earth, considering the repeated mentions of foreign magic systems.
25th Jun '16 8:57:46 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' has a variant: the protagonist, Ms. Price, gets lessons in the mail from the "Correspondence College of Witchcraft." Also different is the fact that the college is [[NotSoPhonyPsychic supposed to be a scam]], as its founder is a con artist who just copies things from an old book he found.

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* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' has a variant: the protagonist, Ms. Price, gets lessons in the mail from the "Correspondence College "[[CorrespondenceCourse Correspondence College]] of Witchcraft." Also different is the fact that the college is [[NotSoPhonyPsychic supposed to be a scam]], as its founder is a con artist who just copies things from an old book he found.
25th Jun '16 3:43:22 PM StFan
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* Mahora Academy from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''--and specifically Negi's class--pretty much has the FantasyKitchenSink. [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Robots]], mages, [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires vampires]], demons, {{ninja}}, ghosts, etc. They're still expected to keep up the {{Masquerade}}, though--the trope is played with a bit in that it doubles as a regular school, and has several {{Muggles}}. (They do it well enough that, at least at the start of the series, the muggles in the class have only twigged onto the RobotGirl--because she is ''obviously'' robotic--and even then some of them think it might be makeup or a gag.) That's just the class, of course--the school itself has a WorldTree, a library closer to an RPG dungeon than a school resource, a staff composed exclusively of mages, etc. ''And the muggles don't notice''.

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* Mahora Academy from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''--and ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' -- and specifically Negi's class--pretty class -- pretty much has the FantasyKitchenSink. [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Robots]], mages, [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires vampires]], demons, {{ninja}}, ghosts, etc. They're still expected to keep up the {{Masquerade}}, though--the trope is played with a bit in that it doubles as a regular school, and has several {{Muggles}}. (They do it well enough that, at least at the start of the series, the muggles in the class have only twigged onto the RobotGirl--because she is ''obviously'' robotic--and even then some of them think it might be makeup or a gag.) That's just the class, of course--the school itself has a WorldTree, a library closer to an RPG dungeon than a school resource, a staff composed exclusively of mages, etc. ''And the muggles don't notice''.



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* ''BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' has a variant: the protagonist, Ms. Price, gets lessons in the mail from the "Correspondence College of Witchcraft." Also different is the fact that the college is [[NotSoPhonyPsychic supposed to be a scam]], as its founder is a con artist who just copies things from an old book he found.

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* ''BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' has a variant: the protagonist, Ms. Price, gets lessons in the mail from the "Correspondence College of Witchcraft." Also different is the fact that the college is [[NotSoPhonyPsychic supposed to be a scam]], as its founder is a con artist who just copies things from an old book he found.



* ''The Folklore of Franchise/{{Discworld}}'' sees a forerunner of this trope in a first-century A.D. Roman account of the schooling of Celtic druids in remote groves and caves for twenty years on end, but notes that it only really flowered with the advent of universities proper during the middle ages. As soon as there were universities rumours started about there being an evil counterpart, a "black school", where black magic was taught. Frequently actual institutions of learning -- in foreign countries, and often associated with a different faith were suspected of being "black schools". Some examples from legend can also be found under "Literature".

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* ''The Folklore of Franchise/{{Discworld}}'' sees a forerunner of this trope in a first-century A.D. Roman account of the schooling of Celtic druids in remote groves and caves for twenty years on end, but notes that it only really flowered with the advent of universities proper during the middle ages. As soon as there were universities rumours universities, rumors started about there being an evil counterpart, a "black school", where black magic was taught. Frequently actual institutions of learning -- in foreign countries, and often associated with a different faith were suspected of being "black schools". Some examples from legend can also be found under "Literature".



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* ''FanFic/GraveAcademy's'' eponymous academy is one of these, the students are monsters, but they also teach things like: Medieval Torture, Divination and Mad Sciences.
* Memorial Academy in the ''ArcanaMagiUniverse'', featured prominently in ''ArcanaMagiMemorial''.

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* ''FanFic/GraveAcademy's'' ''Fanfic/GraveAcademy's'' eponymous academy is one of these, the students are monsters, but they also teach things like: Medieval Torture, Divination and Mad Sciences.
* Memorial Academy in the ''ArcanaMagiUniverse'', ''Literature/ArcanaMagiUniverse'', featured prominently in ''ArcanaMagiMemorial''.''Literature/ArcanaMagiMemorial''.



* The Mystic Arts Department of [[WhateleyUniverse Whateley Academy]] is an example. It shares a building with the Psychic Arts Department, but even the Psychic Arts teachers can't find the Mystic Arts offices.
* The Bay12 RP RolePlay/NewDawnAcademy takes place in one.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': The Mystic Arts Department of [[WhateleyUniverse Whateley Academy]] Academy is an example. It shares a building with the Psychic Arts Department, but even the Psychic Arts teachers can't find the Mystic Arts offices.
* The Bay12 RP RolePlay/NewDawnAcademy ''RolePlay/NewDawnAcademy'' takes place in one.



* The Milkweed Academy for Wizards (a parody of [[Literature/HarryPotter Hogwarts]]), Kyle's former school in FanboyAndChumChum.

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* The Milkweed Academy for Wizards (a parody of [[Literature/HarryPotter Hogwarts]]), Kyle's former school in FanboyAndChumChum.''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''.



* The WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck episode, "Hot Spells" takes place at Morgana's old alma mater, "The Eldritch Academy of Enchantment". The plot involved TheDevil (disguised as a janitor) trying to trick Gosalyn into taking a shortcut with a forbidden spellbook. Because of the episode involved highly around witchcraft and The Devil, it was removed from syndication.

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* The WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck episode, ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Hot Spells" takes place at Morgana's old alma mater, "The Eldritch Academy of Enchantment". The plot involved TheDevil (disguised as a janitor) trying to trick Gosalyn into taking a shortcut with a forbidden spellbook. Because of the episode involved highly around witchcraft and The Devil, it was removed from syndication.



16th Jun '16 11:22:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''UltimateBookOfSpells'' concerns three kids who are best friends and go to a magic school and who fight against an evil Wizard. One of them is a redhaired boy who is the least magically apt, and one of their teachers can turn herself into a cat... sound familiar?

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* ''UltimateBookOfSpells'' ''WesternAnimation/UltimateBookOfSpells'' concerns three kids who are best friends and go to a magic school and who fight against an evil Wizard. One of them is a redhaired boy who is the least magically apt, and one of their teachers can turn herself into a cat... sound familiar?
13th Jun '16 1:52:36 AM ClockClockClock
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* The WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck episode, "Hot Spells" takes place at Morgana's old alma mater, "The Eldritch Academy of Enchantment". The plot involved TheDevil (disguised as a janitor) trying to trick Gosalyn into taking a shortcut with a forbidden spellbook. Because of the episode involved highly around witchcraft and The Devil, it was removed from syndication.
7th Jun '16 4:57:55 PM tropower
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* The ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' franchise's premise is that humans attend magic schools with the titular pets as partners. The anime is famous for mostly ditching this and doing whatever the hell it wants; the only season that uses the premise is [[Anime/JewelpetTwinkle the second one]].

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* The ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' franchise's premise is that humans attend magic schools with the titular pets as partners. The anime is famous for mostly ditching this and doing whatever the hell it wants; the only season that uses the premise is [[Anime/JewelpetTwinkle the second one]].
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