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18th Feb '18 7:03:46 PM MrDeath
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* Horrifically subverted in ''Literature/TheFifthSeason. The Fulcrum only ''looks'' like a school. It's actual purpose is to abuse young earthquake-controlling orogenes into perfect weapons for the corrupt Empire that runs it. "Grits" are beaten for the slightest infractions, and if they screw up too much they're [[spoiler: lobotomized and worked to death]].

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* Horrifically subverted in ''Literature/TheFifthSeason.''Literature/TheFifthSeason''. The Fulcrum only ''looks'' like a school. It's actual purpose is to abuse young earthquake-controlling orogenes into perfect weapons for the corrupt Empire that runs it. "Grits" are beaten for the slightest infractions, and if they screw up too much they're [[spoiler: lobotomized and worked to death]].
13th Feb '18 1:34:52 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* The [[http://www.greyschool.com/ Grey School of Wizardry]] and [[http://www.witchschool.com/ the Witch School]] claim to be actual schools of magic. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch_School We're]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_School_of_Wizardry not]] making this up.
* Several Left-Hand Path organizations like Dragon Rouge, the Temple of Seth and the Church of Satan offer online and mail-based courses of magick.
* Several Occult and Esoteric orders and lodges are known among the Occultist community as "schools". Of them, Creator/AleisterCrowley was probably one of the most prolific founder as he founded several Ceremonial Magick schools.
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12th Feb '18 4:32:07 PM nombretomado
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* Masahiro goes to an unnamed [[{{Onmyodo}} onmyouji]] school in ''Manga/ShonenOnmyouji''. It seems to function as a magic school in his world as they have practical magic exams.

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* Masahiro goes to an unnamed [[{{Onmyodo}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}} onmyouji]] school in ''Manga/ShonenOnmyouji''. It seems to function as a magic school in his world as they have practical magic exams.
11th Feb '18 4:27:34 PM fruitstripegum
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* One episode of ''[[Series/SesameStreet Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures]]'' takes place at a wizarding school. The students all wear robes, but they only get their wizarding hats after they've completed the school.
2nd Feb '18 11:31:32 AM _ballerina_
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* Alfea school for Fairies, Cloudtower school for witches, and Red Fountain for wizards (though none of the students from Red Fountain have shown any magic) in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''.

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* in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', much of the action revolves around the three schools in Magix, including Alfea College for Fairies and Cloudtower School for Witches, all-girl magical schools.
** The third, Redfountain School for Specialists, is (depending on the translation and season) called a
school for Fairies, Cloudtower 'heroes', 'wizards', and 'magicians'. However, no Redfountain student seems to have magical powers, and when an actual wizard character is introduced, the Specialists are not referenced to be wizards as well. Redfountain appears to be a school for witches, and Red Fountain for wizards (though none of the students from Red Fountain have shown any magic) in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''.'BadassNormal's.
31st Dec '17 4:14:34 PM fruitstripegum
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* The Royal Academy of Magical Study in ''Literature/JourneyToChaos''.
29th Dec '17 4:47:56 AM nighttrainfm
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* There are plenty of these in the world of ''Franchise/DragonAge'', with the [[DeconstructedTrope twist]] that they also function as prisons to keep mages carefully supervised and away from the general population. As such the academic politics are even more fierce than normal, with the ever present idea of 'fireballing the guards' proving an attractive idea for many. As mentioned in ''Literature/TheCalling'', the living arrangements and the rigorous schedules in the Circles tend to get the students to adopt cavalier attitudes towards sex. Young Duncan discovers this, to his delight, when an attractive female mage propositions him. He's not about to say no.

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* There are plenty ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** The Chantry-instituted [[MutantDraftBoard Circles
of these in the world of ''Franchise/DragonAge'', Magi]], with the [[DeconstructedTrope twist]] that they also function as prisons to keep mages carefully supervised and away from the general population. As such the academic politics are even more fierce than normal, with the ever present idea of 'fireballing the guards' proving an attractive idea for many. As mentioned in ''Literature/TheCalling'', the living arrangements and the rigorous schedules in the Circles tend to get the students to adopt cavalier attitudes towards sex. Young Duncan discovers this, to his delight, when an attractive female mage propositions him. He's not about to say no.no.
** The rebel mages eventually reform the College of Enchanters as a more traditional example, either at the end of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' or its last piece of story DLC.
17th Dec '17 11:20:08 PM DarkHunter
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* The [[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Mage Association]] is both this and a MagicalSociety. It's split into three competing 'Great Branches', further subdivided into various 'Departments' led by professors, and the like. It also has its own military force which can be brought to bear against either vampires, or TheChurch, if the prologue to ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} 2'' is anything to go by.

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* ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'': Played with. The [[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Mage Association]] is Mage's Association headquarters at the Clock Tower functions as both this a wizarding ''university'' and as a governing board over MagicalSociety. It's split into three competing 'Great Branches', further subdivided into various 'Departments' led by professors, Two other academies are mentioned, the Atlas Academy in Egypt, and the like. It also Wandering Sea which moves around Scandinavian waters, all under the umbrella of the Mage's Association. Mages are expected to take care of their children's magical education themselves, and to self-study when they're not at one of the academies. The Association has its own military force which can be brought to bear against either vampires, or TheChurch, if paramilitary force, the prologue Enforcers, whose job it is to ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} 2'' is anything to go by.keep the various mages of the world in line with the Association's rules, as well as do some vampire hunting on the side.
26th Nov '17 12:08:30 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0'' has Akademia, a combination wizarding school and military academy for Rubrum, where Class Zero resides.
16th Oct '17 2:34:04 PM aethy
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* In ''Literature/MotherOfLearning'', the protagonist and many other characters attend the Cyorian Magical Academy. Feels like a Harry Potter-style boarding school, but seems more focused on practical things.
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