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8th Mar '17 6:17:26 PM nombretomado
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* Oakhurst Academy of the ''Literature/ShadowGrail'' series by MercedesLackey and Rosemary Edghill.

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* Oakhurst Academy of the ''Literature/ShadowGrail'' series by MercedesLackey Creator/MercedesLackey and Rosemary Edghill.
15th Feb '17 7:10:45 PM Fireblood
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* Diana Wynne Jones' ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'', which predates Harry Potter by a year, has a Wizards' University. In ''Literature/TheYearOfTheGriffin'' which is set in the same universe, Elda the griffin goes there.

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* Diana Wynne Jones' ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'', explores this trope, like most standard fantasy ones. It's called the "Invisible College", described as being like an {{Oxbridge}} university. Within, if anything with magic [[MurphysLaw can go wrong, it will]]. Students should be prepared for every type of magical accident possible. Note this was written before ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', which predates Harry Potter by a year, has a Wizards' University. codified the "wizarding school as UK boarding school" trope. In ''Literature/TheYearOfTheGriffin'' ''[[Literature/DarkLordOfDerkholm Year Of The Griffin]]'' which is set in the same a very similar universe, Elda the griffin goes there.to Wizards University.
1st Feb '17 2:35:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* Several Occult and Esoteric orders and lodges are known among the Occultist community as "schools". Of them, AleisterCrowley was probably one of the most prolific founder as he founded several Ceremonial Magick schools.

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* Several Occult and Esoteric orders and lodges are known among the Occultist community as "schools". Of them, AleisterCrowley Creator/AleisterCrowley was probably one of the most prolific founder as he founded several Ceremonial Magick schools.
11th Jan '17 6:09:36 PM Luppercus
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* Several Occult and Esoteric orders and lodges are known among the Occultist community as "schools". Of them, AleisterCrowley was probably one of the most prolific founder as he founded several Ceremonial Magick schools.
4th Jan '17 10:29:57 PM Luppercus
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* 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.
3rd Jan '17 7:38:47 PM Luppercus
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* Wizarding schools exist in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' universe. Gargamel failed it, for his mother's disappointment. In another episode, "The Littlest Witch", an all-female witch school is shown.
22nd Dec '16 11:21:29 AM TheKaizerreich
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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 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 etc, ''and the muggles don't notice''.notice''. Though that's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that there is a truly ''massive'' magic field set up specifically to hold up the Mascerade by changing people's perception - yes, this RobotGirl might just be a normal girl who likes the look, the ElegantGothicLolita vampire is just really, really smart, the {{Ninja}} girl is a cosplayer and really good at sports, and so on. There's a limit though and once the class has found out that one of their members is a CuteGhostGirl, the spell steadily starts loosing its effect, culminating in several of them following their teacher to a magic world and becoming rather famous there.
18th Dec '16 8:49:44 PM ClockClockClock
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* Toadblatt's in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', which is a parody of Hogwarts.

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* Toadblatt's School of Sorcery in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', which is a parody of Hogwarts.
13th Dec '16 1:21:41 PM SantosLHalper
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* These websites; http://www.greyschool.com/ and http://www.witchschool.com/ claim to be actual schools of magic.


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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.
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6th Dec '16 8:52:10 AM ChronoLegion
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* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, with its Hogwarts, is the TropeCodifier, and undoubtedly the most famous example. It has this as its CharacteristicTrope (particularly in the first book), though the main plot eventually centers upon defeating [[BigBad Voldemort]]. Other [[WizardingSchool Wizarding Schools]] from other countries are mentioned by name in the series, such as Durmstrang in Bulgaria and Beauxbatons in France. Due to PopCulturalOsmosis, many later examples of this trope either reference it or seem to.

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* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, with its Hogwarts, is the TropeCodifier, and undoubtedly the most famous example. It has this as its CharacteristicTrope (particularly in the first book), though the main plot eventually centers upon defeating [[BigBad Voldemort]]. Other [[WizardingSchool Wizarding Schools]] from other countries are mentioned by name in the series, such as Durmstrang in Bulgaria and Beauxbatons in France. Due to PopCulturalOsmosis, many later examples of this trope either reference it or seem to. Later material also adds Ilvermorny in Massachusetts, Castelobruxo in Brazil, Mahoutokoro in Japan, Uagadou in Uganda, and Koldovstoretz in Russia.
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