->''It's weird at my school\\
Weird at my school\\
Weird at my school\\
Weird at my school''
-->-- '''Music/ThePixies''', [[TitleOnlyChorus "Weird at My School"]]

A [[SchoolTropes school]] where adventure abounds, weirdness is everywhere, and anything that could happen, will happen. Teachers turning out to be villains, strange beings stalking the school grounds, random (or maybe [[FriendlyTarget not so random]]) students getting kidnapped while the UnlikelyHero has to chase after them... Never a dull day, no matter how boring the classes are.

The school is, simply put, a WeirdnessMagnet, perfect for the budding [[KidHero kid adventurer]] or hero in disguise as a teacher. A school like this will often be rivals to the local AcademyOfEvil.

Generally, this tends to happen to any school the [[DoomMagnet hero]] is enrolled in or teaching in, so it can be anything from a grade school to a college. See also CityOfAdventure and BuildingOfAdventure. Just like there, contrast NothingExcitingEverHappensHere. If the school explains its weirdness factor by having super powered students, monster students or magical classes, then it's either an ExtranormalInstitute (especially if it's a SuperheroSchool), an AllGhoulsSchool or a WizardingSchool, respectively.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'''s True Cross Academy is this, due to being also a base for the Knights of the True Cross aka [[DemonSlaying Exorcists]] and where the Japan Branch's cram school/training academy for budding exorcists is. Also, the Headmaster is a demon [[spoiler: more specifically one of the Demon Kings and second eldest Satanic son]] and our main (and titular) character is the [[HeroicBastard bastard]] [[HalfHumanHybrid Son]] of {{Satan}}, aka the resident living WeirdnessMagnet that amps up the weird to UpToEleven.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': At Mahora Academy, you need rock climbing gear to traverse the library, the SchoolFestival involves HumongousMecha and zeppelins, the majority of the staff (from what we've seen) are secretly wizards, the center of campus is the WorldTree, and if a student there isn't supernatural, paranormal, superscience, or otherwise out of the ordinary, it probably means they have motivational issues. Even the {{Muggles}} are bizarre or unusual in mundane ways- like being [[{{Fiction500}} the heir of a richer-than-an-entire-country family]], being able to do way more with a gymnastics ribbon than one should, etc.
* Academic Cities in ''LightNovel/ChromeShelledRegios'', which are giant walking cities run and populated entirely by students and specialized for education and providing for students' needs, like a giant university town. Combines this with CityOfAdventure.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''. This is the natural consequence of creating a school to teach monsters with poor self control how to maintain the {{Masquerade}}. Especially when you trick a [[{{Muggle}} human]] into going there.
* ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'': The main setting for the first arc of the series, Ishiyama High, is famous for housing the city's worst delinquents, with a delinquency rate of [[UpToEleven 120%]]. There are always fights, no one seems to ever attend actual class, and the entire building is smashed up and covered in graffiti. And this was ''before'' Oga "adopted" Baby Beel.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': Duel Academy. Doesn't help that it's on an island, and thus almost the only setting where any dueling takes place...
* ''Manga/AliceAcademy''. An "Alice" is someone with a strange or paranormal talent. Any kid who is identified as having an Alice is legally required to go to the Alice Academy, and cannot leave the campus until graduating from high school at the age of 20. The campus is immense and includes forests and a town. All teachers and administration are Alices, and other staff/residents include robots or mutant animals created by Alices. The buildings inlude three heavily guarded and mysterious school buildings and residence buildings for students and three buildings belonging the three enigmatic headmasters, all of which are guarded with supernatural means. Most of the adventures in the story are set in and somehow related to the buildings and their peculiarities.
* Two of the ''Eldoran'' series anime, ''[[Anime/ZettaiMutekiRaijinOh Zettai Muteki Raijin-oh]]'' and ''Anime/NekketsuSaikyoGosaurer'' have this. The latter turns into a group of Giant Robots and the former has them housed under them with both having fifth grade students pilot them.
* Raira Academy in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' had a reputation for this thanks to the antics of [[HairTriggerTemper Shizuo]] [[SuperStrength Heiwajima]] and [[ManipulativeBastard Izaya]] [[TheChessmaster Orihara]] -- Shinra can list off half a dozen {{Noodle Incident}}s at any given time. It was bad enough that, after their graduation, Raira had to merge with another school and rebuild their image from scratch. They succeeded...up until an ex-gang leader, the host of a HiveMind-controlling EvilWeapon, the head of the Dollars, the [[StalkerWithACrush stalker to end all stalkers]], and some kid [[ALoveToDismember in love with a severed head]] all end up enrolling in the same year. The real irony is that the school is actually ''less'' chaotic than it was six years back.
-->'''Teacher:''' But really... compared to the times when we had to teach Izaya-kun and Shizuo-kun, this school is way more peaceful nowadays. Back then we used to have filled gasoline drums rolling down the third floor of the school building...
* Every high school in ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' qualifies. One wonders how these institutions still attract students, considering all the mayhem that goes on there.
* ''Anime/OccultAcademy'' in its entirety.
* ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'' has Butei High, where the students are trained to be armed detectives. Naturally, this occurs.
* The Death Weapon Meister Academy in ''Manga/SoulEater''.
* A standard setting for most ''Anime/MaiHime'' series.
** Fuuka Academy in the original. In the anime, the girls' identities as [=HiME=] are kept secret from the public. In [[Manga/MaiHime the manga]], the identities and the abilities of the girls are well-known, and all of the battles that take place within the school (sometimes [[LetsYouAndHimFight between other students]]) are seen in full view of everyone, as is the resulting property damage.
** Garderobe Academy in ''Anime/MaiOtome'', a training ground for {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s where potential Otome candidates are expected to show poise, grace, and fighting prowess almost in equal measures.
** Hoshinomiya Fuuka Academy in ''LightNovel/MaiHimeDestiny'', where most of the main characters possess PsychicPowers to some degree.
* In ''Manga/MedakaBox'', there's ''[[WideOpenSandbox Sandbox Academy]]". Teachers are conspicuously absent save for the Principal. And many students have a power level on the tier of avatars of Myth/HinduMythology. The protagonist is often compared to a god, and she might as well be one.
* Exaggerated ([[RuleOfCool like]] [[RuleOfFunny everything]] [[UpToEleven else]]) in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' with Honnouji Academy. Students wear uniforms that turn them into superpowered soldiers, club presidents (from boxing to tennis) have their talents amplified dramatically and weaponized, the committee chairs can turn their uniforms into PoweredArmor and [[TankGoodness tanks]], the student council president is an EvilOverlord, battles resulting in explosions that [[BlownAcrossTheRoom send hundreds of people flying]] happen daily, and that's just the beginning of it, even weirder since the villains run the academy, yet the protagonist is studying at it anyway.
* Kuoh Academy in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' attracts all sorts of strange students, starting with two packs of devils and eventually including an angel, a fallen angel, and a Valkyrie, among others. It turns out that as well as being a legitimate place of education for humans, devils use it as a front to give themselves [[SafetyInMuggles a safe haven]] during daylight hours and a base of operations at night.
* Yuuei/U.A. High School serves this purpose in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. In normal circumstances it's a school that allows future superheroes to train their powers up. Since the series has started the students have fought off at least one supervillain attack and their sports festival is an even bigger event than the Olympics.
* Morobare High School in ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' has a surprisingly high density of strange students for a RomCom, including a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire, a four-inch tall alien in a MobileSuitHuman, a [[KidFromTheFuture Grandkid from the Future]], a FallenAngel, and that's all before we get into the principal, who's an [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient but young-looking]] demon the epitome of a {{Troll}}. And it's been like this for some time, since several of these characters' parents attended the same school a generation before and helped inspire TheSevenMysteries.
* Myoji Academy from ''Manga/AkumaNoRiddle'' is filled with more danger than adventure.
* On ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', the school on Melemele Island gets pretty interesting. It helps that [[CoolTeacher Professor Kukui]] is adventurous and wants his students to have plenty of first-hand experience with all aspects of Pokémon.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Lovecraft Academy from ''ComicBook/LockeAndKey''. The main cast attend the school, and before them, so did their Dad. Needless to say, the main 'big' mystery of the series revolves around what happened to their father and his friends during their school days.
* Franchise/SpiderMan went to both an Adventure High School and Adventure College, and generally continued to do so in every adaptation of the character. As a matter of fact, several of his most memorable villains and allies were either students (Harry Osborn, the second [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Green Goblin]]), introduced ''through'' students (for example, Molten Man), or as teachers/professors (for example, The Jackal), but even the everyday goings on of the school have a bit of adventure to them. Later on, he becomes a teacher at the same high school, which inevitably becomes an Adventure School again, even after he resigns.
** In particular, his college Empire State University, is a huge Adventure School that has since extended far beyond involving just Peter Parker. Just look at the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_State_University#Staff.2C_students.2C_and_faculty notable faculty/students list]], which involves ComicBook/XMen, villains of every kind, and the Human Torch! Things are rarely boring there.
* [[ComicBook/XMen The Xavier Institute]] is an example of both this and SuperheroSchool; its students are constantly involved in adventures and attacks by villains and such because its entire faculty and student body are mutants, and, in order to deal with the constant threat of danger, among other things, there's a jet, the Danger Room, etc and the faculty/senior students double as a SuperHero team on the grounds. The school's been leveled so many times by these threats, it's been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the cast.
** After the above school is destroyed, Wolverine opens the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. Its students include a brood, and one of the teachers is the time travelling child of the namesake Jean Grey. Homework is basically training for adventuring, e.g jetpacking and snow ball fights.
** Cyclops opens the New Xavier Institute. It is located at the old Weapon X Facility, the place that gave Wolverine his unbreakable skeleton and [[AbsurdlySharpBlade sharp-ass claws]], and the students regularly go out on missions with the teachers. Said teachers consist of: A mutant revolutionary who shoots lasers from his eyes, and is wanted for the murder of Charles Xavier, a mutant telepath who can turn her skin into diamond and wears {{Stripperific}} outfits, [[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} a mutant Nazi-survivor who can control magnetic fields]] and a [[HeroicComedicSociopath sociopathic]] mutant sorceress who regularly takes the students through limbo when teleporting and time travels.
* In ''Comicbook/StaticShock'', it's justified in that the [[SuperSerum chemical explosion]] that caused the "Bang Babies" happened at a popular local gang hangout near Virgil's school.
* This is the ''setting'' for ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}'', which is about an Adventure ''Elementary'' School filled with superpowered children. Despite their best efforts, they don't do that great a job of keeping the super powered danger away.
* Advanced Public School #001 (APS-001) in the ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' universe. In the "Tifanny & Charlotte" series, the title characters attend the school.
* ''Comicbook/GothamAcademy''. The staff include Kirk Langstrom and Hugo Strange, the headmaster has a costumed identity as The Custodian, and there are secret tunnels linking it to Arkham. The main character, Olive Silverlock, is descended from a long line of supervillains with some kind of link to the school.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The Artemis Kuroshi School, which is the titular school for ''FanFic/TheMysteriousSchool''. [[ExtranormalInstitute All of the people attending/teaching there have magic,]] including Dragon Slayer Magic (courtesy of [[Manga/FairyTail Natsu's]] random appearance).
* The Imperial Naval Academy in ''FanFic/TheOdyssey'' definitely qualifies as this. It's run by an incredibly ancient [[OldMaster Dragon-Blooded]] and designed to prepare the students for all of the threats they might encounter on the high seas. Under the new leadership, it's meritocratic, and death can be a consequence of failure.
* Both Furinkan and Hogwarts in ''FanFic/TopDog''. At Hogwarts, it's because it's a political football that is politically neutral in all disputes, and members of species and cultures that are furiously at war both attend; at Furinkan, it's more a function of poor faculty judgment in approving projects. (The tokamak in the physics building ended up blowing up, and the biology projects routinely escape and eat people.)
* The University of Wisconsin becomes the site of several battles in ''FanFic/PowerRangersGPX''. The other battles take place off-campus in Madison. Southern Illinois University in Carbondale serves a similar purpose in an AU fic.

* There's Mildwood University in ''Literature/TheImpairment'' which we see through the eyes of protagonist Kyle Griffin, a freshman suspect framed for the murder of his roommate at the hands of an extra-terrestrial. Said school features students overwhelmed with fear from a two year long string of similar murders, a fraternity of hostile young men, and blood thirsty aliens which, of course, only Kyle can seem to see and are connected to the one Kyle saw kill his roommate.
* Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing School for Young Ladies in Literature/TheFinishingSchoolSeries. The girls are taught espionage and assassination alongside manners and graces. It is located in an airship and the instructors number one vampire and one werewolf respectively.
* Louis Sachar's Literature/WaysideSchool.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Camp Half-Blood is a summer camp designed to protect the children of Greek Gods, and teach them battle skills - but if that doesn't count as a school, then every school Percy's been to counts, because monsters just can't get enough of his godly goodness.
* The titular academy in the ''Literature/HIVESeries'' is a school for supervillains. In the first book the school is attacked by a giant plant - a science experiment GoneHorriblyWrong.
* ''Literature/TheGam3'': The Game's players can pay to attend academies, which power level them until they can be competitive in the Game. The original and most prestigious is just called The Academy, and takes up an entire solar system.
* ''Literature/TheGallagherGirls'': Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a school for training teenage girls to be spies.
* [[Literature/TheSevenRealmsSeries The Seven Realms]] gives us Oden's Ford, a world-famous academy that teaches everything from magic, to the art of war, to how to be a proper lady. Most of book two takes place there. The Imagery is spectacular.
* Ariadnio in ''Literature/GreekNinja''.
* Brooklyn House and the larger House of Life in ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' count. You'd be hard pressed to not find magical activity at either.
* ''Literature/DivineBloodNovels'': Bravura Academy is more or less a normal boarding school that boasts both a college and high school campus. The high school level kids are already learning college level courses. While the school itself is focused on normal student hijinks it is the focus of several power groups. Bravura itself is sponsored by [[NGOSuperpower Avalon]] who also uses a front company security organization to test potential recruits. Then there's the students, which include an [[ChildSoldier Avalon soldier]], a [[PsychicPowers "Visionary"]], a ManicPixieDreamGirl, three [[HalfHumanHybrid demi-gods]], a Demoness, and a werewolf.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', the various Jedi and Sith academies all have shades of this. It is especailly notable in the Jedi Academy trilogy in which a Sith Lord appears.
* In ''[[Literature/RachelGriffin The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin]]'', Roanoke Academy for Sorcerous Arts. Day three has the heroine musing that she's made friends, gone flying, discovered a world-spanning conspiracy, prevented a murder, and already been to the infirmary twice (once for ending on the wrong side of a BalefulPolymorph spell, once to rescue a classmate being drained by an wraith), and [[TemptingFate "hoping"]] the rest of the year won't be so eventful.
* Saint Vladimir's Academy from ''Literature/VampireAcademy''. A school for Moroi vampires and dhampirs, taught by older Moroi vampires and dhampirs. Plenty of magic going on, political scheming and plots, and [[spoiler:battleground for a Strigoi invasion in ''Shadow Kiss'']].
* Creator/HPLovecraft's Miskatonic University probably counts, insofar as its faculty and student body seem to be almost unfairly magnetized to Unfortunate Incidents of an eldritch variety.
* ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'' is set in one of these. The school was deliberately established as an educational institution for "unusual" students (supernatural powers, criminal mastermind parents, etc.), so it's probably only to be expected. [[spoiler:Being built on weak spot in the wall between dimensions]] probably doesn't help.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Hogwarts, of course. Even without [[WeirdnessMagnet the protagonist]] there, it's still a WizardingSchool set in a haunted castle with a forest full of centaurs, giant spiders and who knows what else only a short walk away.
* Crossroads Academy in ''Literature/HereticalEdge'', where students are recruited and trained to use magic and fight monsters ([[spoiler:that aren't always as monstrous as the teachers claim]]). Sooner or later every student ends up dealing with extra-curricular threats and adventures. ''[[WeirdnessMagnet Especially]]'' in [[TheHero The Heroine]] Flick Chambers' case.
* Every bigger town has at least few of these in ''Literature/{{Atharon}}'' books, thanks to MMORPG -like setting. One of main characters Nick goes into one.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' the Hellmouth that made Sunnydale a CityOfAdventure was located right underneath the local high school, so Sunnydale High was this in a big way.
-->'''Xander:''' Something weird is going on. Isn't that our school motto?
* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Greendale Community College has all of the madcap, wacky adventures you could ever hope to find at ''any'' college.
* Beacon Hills High School in ''Series/TeenWolf''. It has five werewolves currently attending it, a werewolf hunter as its (former) principal, and at least a few teachers who are aware of or involved with the supernatural themselves. A lot of weird stuff happens there.
* Reefside High in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder''. A natural consequence of having TheDragon for a principal and a five-time Ranger / "[[FanNickname Jeebus]]" for a science teacher. And the second guy's substitute teacher was the good half of the BigBad himself.
* ''[[Series/BlackHoleHigh Strange Times At Blake Holsey High]]'' is set in one of these.
* Series/{{Smallville}} High was one of these, with plenty of students and teachers turning into insane monsters and/or dying horribly. Plus Franchise/{{Superman}} was also a student there...
* ''Series/UnnaturalHistory'': Smithson High is one especially since the "DOUM Room" has many undocumented artifacts of the [[LawyerFriendlyCameo National Museum Complex]].
* Amanogawa High School is an ElaborateUniversityHigh that features a secret CoolBase on the moon, a HumongousMecha, and the belt that allows you to transform into ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''. And that's ''before'' the [[{{Monster Of The Week}} Zodiarts]] show up.
* Whitechapel High School in ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire'' qualifies. Something extranormal happens [[OnceAnEpisode on a weekly basis]].
* WizTech in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''.
* Smart Brain High School in ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' is the battle ground of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Orphnochs]] and [[HenshinHero Kamen Rider Faiz]], effectively making it a canon HighSchoolAU of [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz the original show]]. What's worse is that Lucky Clover, the school's [[TheBully popular clique that rules with an iron fist]], are all Orphnochs too. [[spoiler: So is Faiz himself.]]
* The un-named boarding school in ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'', at least if you live in Anubis House.
* Coal Hill School in ''Series/DoctorWho'' and its spinoff Class - it has had three of the Doctor's companions (or four, depending on how you define 'companion') as teachers, at least three aliens as staff or students (Susan, Charlie and Ms Quill) and the Doctor himself as a caretaker. All this timey-wimey activity has made the school a hotspot for tears in time through which all manner of alien threats emerge.
* Cheiron's Academy from ''Series/YoungHercules'', where Herc, Iolaus, Jason, Lilith, and others learn to be heroes. The school is often a target due to Ares and other gods' hatred of Hercules. Other episodes show the school also happens to be near a Bacchae cave, deserts home to man-eating monsters, the Forge of Hephaestus, and Artemis's Sacred Grove. An episode of ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' revisited the place, where the now older heroes began instructing a new generation.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The GURPS setting IOU (Illuminati University; you're not cleared to know what the "O" stands for) is set in one of these.
* The Defender academy in ''TabletopGame/AgeOfAquarius''. The final exams are field missions that combine combat against actual foes and magic use. [[{{Expy}} No, it does not fly]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* While it's a summer camp and not a school, ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'''s Whispering Rock is an ordinary, mundane SummerCampy, if one mixed with a SuperheroSchool.
* PSP JRPG VideoGame/ClassOfHeroes.
* Maritsu Evil Academy from ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice''. The school's campus is so gigantic that it encompasses most of the world (And presumably will ''be'' the world eventually, due to its constant expansion). As such, traversing things like icy wastelands and lava-filled ruins to get to a class isn't out of the ordinary, making the "adventure" part of the trope's name quite literal in this case.
* Territoire for Windows by Creator/EasyGameStation. Main character Facil becomes StudentCouncilPresident and fights battles along with her "students" in this TRPG.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has the Gardens, such as Balamb and Galbadia, which are military academies.
* ''VideoGame/EscapeFromStMarys'' has time travelers, aliens, a random knight in shining armor, kung-fu battles, angry cannibals...
* Every ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' game has one so far. ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Megami Ibunroku Persona]]'' has Saint Hermelin High, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' has Seven Sisters High and Kasugayama High, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has Gekkoukan High, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has Yasogami High, and ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}'' has Shujin High.
* VideoGame/BoardGameOnline has a random event at the Academy of Adventure, where players can sacrifice their next turn in exchange for a permanent passive skill.
* ''Videogame/{{Bully}}'' has Bullworth Academy, which is filled with various cliques that are constantly at each other's throats as well as staff that range from dysfunctional to outright [[SadistTeacher corrupt]].
* ''Videogame/ValkyrieDriveBhikkhuni'' is set on an artificial island that also serves as boarding school for its inhabitants. The classes go from the normal topics to scheduled battles between the alumni set by their giant, robot teachers.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', Hope's Peak Academy definitely qualifies. Only students with super-talents are admitted (though those talents do not need to be productive.) Then they start killing each other.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Both high schools in Moperville from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' fits this description.
** Mostly because [[CityOfAdventure the whole town does]]. There's a snide mention that Moperville's newspaper is regarded with the same respect as a tabloid everywhere outside of the town.
** South fits the description more than north. [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2005-04-19 Physics teachers react to levitation with nothing more than a sigh]].
* Setting for the eponymous ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''.
* The comic ''[[http://www.rdinn.com/mads.php M.A. in Dragon Slaying]]'' is a tabletop adventure/comedy comic that features an adventurer's collegiate life.
* [[http://iofm.comicgenesis.com/ The Institute Of Metaphysics]].
* The school ''Webcomic/MSFHigh'' definitely applies.
* ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'s'' Mayview Middle School.
* The eponymous college in ''Webcomic/TalesOfGnosisCollege''.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the school aboard [[CoolAirship Castle Wulfenbach]]. It provides schooling and training for the future rulers of Europe and further afield (at least one from China, one from India and one from the Middle East), and the fact that a lot of them are [[MadScientist Sparks or the children of Sparks]] means that there are a ''lot'' of shenanigans. Their [[MamaBear carer]]/[[MagicalNanny teacher]]/[[ParentalSubstitute mother figure]] is SuperSoldier and DarkActionGirl Von Pinn, which doesn't improve things. [[EmperorScientist Baron Wulfenbach]] just generally seems resigned by it all.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Roleplay/MSFHighForum'': Exaggerated. Uncommon and rare occurrences are actually common, with common occurrences being a piece of rarity. Not so much in the [[CityOfAdventure city]] surrounding it, but still.
* Upcoming ''Grave Academy'', while being a monster school on a HauntedCastle on a Überwald 'verse, is also this.
* Famous Website/YouTube contributor Creator/FreddieWong directs the Website/YouTube series ''WebVideo/VideoGameHighSchool'', in which becoming a professional video game layer is a legitimate and lucrative career, and graduates from VGHS are assured a successful future. Students don't study physics, but physics engines; they don't play varsity football, but varsity FPS. If your class rank drops below zero, then you're expelled. NaiveNewcomer Brian. D gets lucky and earns admittance into the school by winning against VGHS's stop student, ArrogantKungFuGuy, The Law. [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome It's almost impossible to believe that the special effects are done by a bunch of college students.]]
* Both the [[SuperheroSchool Venture Institute]] and the [[SuperheroSchool Hyperion Academy]] in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''.
** The Shadow Academy, a [[SuperheroSchool Supervillain School]] from the same setting, also qualifies.
* School For Adventurers IS this trope.
* In TabletopGame/NewVindicators, this trope is present with the various [[SuperheroSchool Vindicator Academies]], which most main characters are enrolled in or alumni of.
* The [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] of the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''.
* [[WizardingSchool Memorial Academy]] in the ''Literature/ArcanaMagiUniverse''
* [[Roleplay/ElfenHigh2 Elfen High]] is one of these, though it seems to vary between everyone having sex and actual world saving.
* In ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', the second floor (the Floor of Test) serves as one of these, teaching new Regulars the basics of what they'll need in order to climb the tower.
* Silas University from ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries''. There's magic, vampires, and a crazy alchemy club, just to list a few things.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The titular school of the short-lived Canadian cartoon WesternAnimation/FlyingRhinoJuniorHigh. Let's see...the principal is a rhino, the janitor is a pig who used to be spy, a supervillain makes his lair in the school's basement, and the school is anything depending on the episode from a dinosaur-infested jungle to Ancient Rome. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Nobody bats an eye at these things.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': Timmy Turner's Dimmsdale Elementary not only always has the effects of Timmy's wishes to deal with, but the mad fairy obsessed Mr. Crocker to make things crazy as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' features a school where some of the students are in a global organization bent on guaranteeing freedom for children worldwide, teachers who oppose this group, corrupt members of the student council who try to ensure that snow days never occur, playgrounds with hidden paths to ''volcanoes'', etc. The secret temple that leads to the Fountain of Youth, kindergarteners that are practically wild animals, Wild West situations... the list goes on and on.
* Hamilton Hill High School is this in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''is perhaps an unintended example (in-universe, of course). Aside from Terry "Batman" [=McGinnis=] and Max "RecklessSidekick" Gibson, this school has a [[{{Expy}} Flash Thompson-esque]] JerkJock, a LovableAlphaBitch who seems to attract trouble, a student who dated a sexy psycho robot, a student whose step-father had a short career as a villain, a student whose thought-to-have-been-dead birth father tried to kill her adopted father, an avid gamer who almost helps a villain kill someone, no less than four students who are villains, a coach who attacked Batman in an attempt to protect his [[SuperSerum Venom]]-using students, ''and'' a guidance counselor who moonlit as a super villain until he turned to supervillainy fulltime when he was fired from his job at the school.
* Casper High in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' qualifies. It's a wonder the teachers could get any teaching done with ghosts constantly fighting in it.
* All three schools in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': Alfea (school for fairies) has many secret; Cloudtower turned out to be housing three delinquent teenage witches who never seemed to go to class (and the school was the usual occupying hideout for the seasons evil villain); Redfountain is a school for young heroes and the headmaster is a wizard, but none of the boys have magic.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': While nothing ''too'' out-of-the-ordinary happens, Third Street School usually has something crazy going on every episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'''s Midtown High is where Spider-man and four other hero's attend high school, the school is constantly attacked by dozens of super villains and protected by SHIELD's security system, and its principal is an undercover SHIELD agent.
* Justified in ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' with the Kadic College: [[BigBad XANA]] targets almost exclusively said college because the Lyoko-Warriors usually are here. Ironically, none of the events that happen remain in the memory because the Lyoko-Warriors possess their own personnal ResetButton.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}'''s A. Nigma High School. Let's see: a weird snake/dragon/lizard monster thing called a Tazelwurm (who also happens to be the school's mascot) crawling around in the vents, secret passageways literally ''everywhere'', an eye-patched cyborg principal, a [[spoiler:mysterious {{pyramid|Power}}]] under the school, most of the teachers being [[spoiler:clones of famous people]], vacuum-wielding [[HazmatSuit hazmat]] janitors, mysteries, conspiracies... there's quite a lot of adventure to be had.
* ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'' is the latest in a long line of ninjas chosen to protect Norrisville High. That might sound a bit silly, if it weren't for the constant mix of KillerRobot attacks and miserable students becoming AxCrazy mutant horrors, courtesy of an immortal EvilSorceror [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoned below school grounds]].
* The Berk Dragon Training Academy in ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' is an institution commissioned by Stoick the Vast and granted to his son Hiccup to learn about dragons, record their studies for the tribe and better acclimate dragons into their lives after Hiccup made peace with them in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. Whenever there is [[MonsterOfTheWeek a dragon attack]] or an invasion from an enemy group (the Outcasts, Berserkers, Dragon Hunters, etc.) the team either tries making peace or chases them off on dragon back. The academy is composed of Hiccup, his dragon Toothless and the other dragon riders that helped defeat the Red Death, later expanding the number of members when a new team was needed.