[[caption-width-right:250:[-It's not as bad as the time they dropped a cross down his shorts.-] ]]

In some works, the MonsterMash settles down and raises a family. And where do they send their children of the night? Why, to a monster school of course! While there may not be anything special about the school itself, all of its students are certainly special. When the teens literally are monsters, and WolfMan junior and CuteMonsterGirl need to learn what it is to be a proper nightmare, this is where they go. There's often a ReluctantMonster or FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire in the cast as the odd monster out, and sometimes it's the new monster on the block. Other times, it's a [[{{Muggles}} normal kid]] [[StrangerInAStrangeSchool sent there by mistake]]! It may be all monsters and supernatural creatures, and sometimes it's an exclusive boarding school for one species (almost invariably vampires!).

It may also extend to [[CuteWitch witches]], but only if the witches in question are a separate [[WitchSpecies species]] like Hags. Any fantastical creatures, such as Bigfoot, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]], Goblins, mermaids and [[TheFairFolk fairies]], as well as made-up monsters, may also be present, so it does not always follow the MonsterMash casting exactly. Preferably some form of [[TheUndead Undead]] should be the main focus, it's mainly anything you'd imagine living in {{Halloweentown}}. Oftentimes the school lessons are on being scary, while other schools may focus on staying off of the Van Helsing hitlist by maintaining the {{Masquerade}}. When it's in a world where monsters are commonplace, it's just a normal public school. If not, it's almost invariably a BoardingSchool, or a quite literal BoardingSchoolOfHorrors. Often an AcademyOfAdventure in this case. Conversely, it could be an AcademyOfEvil. A must if the setting is in MonsterTown.

Requirements are that the school is actually for (or at least appropriated by night by) [[OurMonstersAreDifferent monsters,]] [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier ghouls,]] [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts]] or other supernatural/fantasy non-human creatures. The lone monster enrolled at a normal [[{{Muggles}} human]] school is a FishOutOfWater and therefore does not count as an example, even if it is a [[WizardingSchool magic school.]]

Usually this institute has a suitably spooky name. If it is a generic school with no name mentioned, as long as it's a work involving a specialized school for the sort of students previously mentioned, it counts.

Subtrope of ExtranormalInstitute. Related to WizardingSchool, only it's for monsters. Not related to OneGenderSchool despite the similarity in name.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has Youkai Academy. The main character is a perfect example of the above-mentioned "[[{{Muggles}} normal kid]] [[StrangerInAStrangeSchool sent there by mistake]]". [[spoiler:[[EmergencyTransformation At first.]] And it turns out he wasn't the first human to have this happen. Nor was his being sent there actually a mistake.]]
* Svetlana Chmakova's ''{{Manga/Nightschool}}'' is a regular public school during the day and open to vampires, werewolves and [[WitchSpecies Weirns]] at night.
%%* ''Manga/VampireKnight'' has Cross Academy's "Night classes".
%%* ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'' also has a Youkai High school in it.
* ''Manga/TokimekiMononokeJogakkou'', a yuri about an [[OneGenderSchool all]] [[SchoolgirlLesbians girl's]] Monster School
%%* ''Manga/YoukaiGakuenki'' is about a Monster Elementary school.
* ''Manga/ChoujinGakuen'': The premise behind it is that the heroes are trying to start one so those of supernatural nature have a place to belong.
* ''Manga/HellsAngels'' is set in Hell and features Destiny Land, a huge academy for monsters of all sorts.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has the Monster Academy in Edolas, though it's not an actual monster school - it is an attraction in an amusement park with what appears to be robot monsters.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* British children's comics ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' had some strips with this premise, "Eddie Potter at Strange Hill School".
* ''ComicBook/WhizzerAndChips'' had a "Strange Hill" with a similar concept, but the teacher is a normal man with grotesque students. Another IPC comic MonsterFun had an inversion of that in the strip Creature Teacher with a monster as a teacher and with normal (for BritishComics) [[WackyHomeroom students]].
%%* ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' also had a couple of strips with this premise.
* ''Charm School: Magical Witch Girl Bunny'' has a love triangle among a witch, a vampire and a fairy at a school whose students are magical creatures.
* The ''ComicBook/{{Witch Girls|Tales}}'' universe has several [[WizardingSchool schools for young witches]], which overlap with this, due to both the application of WitchSpecies, and the occasional staff that are other creatures, or witches that are witch/Otherkin hybrids.
* IDW's aptly titled ''ComicBook/AllGhoulsSchool'' features Darkmoor Academy, a OneGenderSchool for female monsters (and the new TokenHuman student).
* The Spanish comic ''ComicBook/{{Minimonsters}}'' has Villa Susto's local school, apart that the entire town are monsters.

[[folder:Comic Strip]]
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' had one strip looking across a schoolroom at whose desks are seated all sorts of mutated freaks and grotesque creatures. The teacher's ThoughtBubble: "Miserable little monsters."

* ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is about an academy especially for vampires of all sorts]].
* ''Literature/MonsterSchool'', a book about a normal kid sent to a school for monsters by accident.
* ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'' teaches its "vampyres" how to behave in society.
%%* ''Literature/MonsterGoesToSchool'' by Virginia Mueller
* ''100 Monsters in My School'' by Bonnie Bader has [[{{Pun}} Frank N. Stein]] Elementary School and follows Jane Brain, the only human girl at a monster school.
%%* ''Literature/BadDayAtMonsterElementary'' by Mike Thaler
* ''Literature/FrankieSteinStartsSchool'' by Lola M. Schaefer has Miss Wart's Academy for Ghouls and Goblins.
* ''Literature/MostlyMonsterly'' by Paula Wiseman and Tammi Sauer is about a nice monster named Bernadette who gets teased for her niceness at a monster school.
* ''Literature/ThreeStarBilly'' by Pat Hutchins features a monster nursery school and a bad-tempered monster boy who gets gold stars for acting up, which makes him start to behave instead.
* ''Literature/ThePerfectMonster'' by Sally Grindley features another friendly monster, being tutored by the most gruesome monster in class.
* ''Literature/JeepersCreepersAMonstrousABC'' by Laura Leuck. Educational alphabet book that takes place at a monster school.
* ''LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}'': A novel about a boarding school for monsters having trouble keeping up {{Masquerade}}.
* ''Vampire School'' by Peter Bentley has two: St. Orlok's (for vampires) and Chaney Street Elementary (for werewolves).
* ''Literature/HexHall'' by Rachel Hawkins has Hex Hall, a school for witches, vampires, fairies, and the like.
* Dutch childrens book writer Tais Teng wrote a series of books about a witch girl who attends a special monster class within an otherwise normal elementary school. It has vampires, a mummy, a plant creature and a werewolf, just to name a few of the students. The teacher of said class however is an ordinary human.
* The ''Literature/FalconQuinn'' series, complete with [[spoiler: a rival school for monster hunters.]]
* Tom B. Stone's ''Literature/GraveyardSchool'' series has a book called Little School of Horrors, where a new boy realizes his classmates aren't human [[spoiler: and neither is he exactly.]]
* Duircean in ''Literature/StrangerAndStranger'' is a school for humans who have recently been snatched and turned into changeling fae.
* ''Lovecraft Middle School'' is about a seventh grader who lives with monsters under the guise of humans and a ghost of a young girl named Karina Ortiz.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' had a HalloweenEpisode in which Ned imagined himself and all the other characters as monsters going to an all monster school.

* The song [[http://thefump.com/fump.php?id=1161 "Amphibious Trigonometry"]] by the Gothsicles is about one of these.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* The setting for the Australian kids' TV puppet show ''Series/LilHorrors''.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/WanderingMonstersHighSchool'' is all about this PlayedForLaughs and/or for parody of well-known games such as TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons. As you can see in [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/caoimhe/wandering-monsters-high-school-rpg the author's article]], a good example of characters in this game is an ''iron golem'' cheerleader.

* In ''Theatre/AvenueQ'', Kate Monster's dream is to start the Monsterssori School, a special school for monster children only. Monsters in this universe are furry humanoids (similar to Cookie Monster, Grover or Oscar the Grouch from ''Series/SesameStreet'').

* Creator/{{Mattel}}'s aptly titled ''Toys/MonsterHigh''.
** Except for Monster High's one "normie"...

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' is set at the Evil Academy, where the students include succubi, cat girls, dragons, zombies, and ghosts, among many other things. They do accept human transfer students, assuming they're able to live through the screening process.
* The Academy of Evil from ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'': Although it accepted human students according to the game's story, only two humans are at the academy when the player visits, and both are cyborgs.
* ''VideoGame/LittleMonsterAtSchool'' was an educational CD-i story of the Mercer Mayer character.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
%%* ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Frightmoore_University/ Frightmoore University]]'': Its students are vampires, werewolves and other monsters.
%%* ''Webcomic/SchoolBites'': A vampire school called Shadow Academy.
* ''WebComic/EerieCuties'': While it may appear to be a normal school, on the outside, Charybdis Heights is actually a school for cryptids. And to ensure their safety, [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/sneezeweed it must remain a secret]] from the general public. Which is why Jeffry the groundskeeper [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/a_little_wuv tries to keep humans from snooping around.]] Though the more persistent ones, [[WebComic/MagickChicks like Tiffany]], present a problem....
* The currently-on-indefinite-hiatus ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Night_School/ Night School]]'' had Kojo Academy, where creatures of the night went to learn how NOT to be monsters in a modernizing fantasy world.
%%* Seems to be the setting of ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Even_Goblins_Wear_Tight_Pants/ Even Goblins Wear Tight Pants]]''.
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' has [=SAIA=], short for Succubus and Incubus Academy, which is exactly what it says on the tin. (Though the cubi race in that setting goes for the work-safe alternative of feeding on emotions in general, the specific class of emotions depending on the individual clan and the individual cubi.)
* ''[[http://www.squirrelworks.com/comix/fairviewhigh/home.html Fairview High]]'' which isn't so much an All Ghouls School as just monsters going to regular high school with the humans blissfully unaware of their existence.
* ''Webcomic/{{Monsterful}}'' has Addams High and features zombies, mummies, werewolves and vampires, and also some mythological creatures like a gorgon and an anthropomorphic female Loch Ness monster as professors.
* Delcastle High from ''[[http://tapsalteerie.smackjeeves.com/ Tapsal-Teerie]]'' is a school for children of the world's monsters, which teaches them to be the next generation of legends.
* ''Campus Creeps'' has "Nevergreen Hollow University", a [[http://campuscreeps.com/ college for monsters.]]
* Parodied in the ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' storyline "Homecoming of Elemental Awful", in which Vanessa decides the scariest possible setting for her Halloween RPG is [[http://somethingpositive.net/sp10112011.shtml high school]].
-->'''Vanessa,''' Come with me, mortals, to a place where magic and monsters reign, and the law of the land is that might makes right unless that's not cool this week.
* ''[[http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=137040/ Slime Times High]]'',the name of the monster school in this shojo inspired comic about a slug monster girl.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2507 SCP-2507 ("A Web Of Cliques")]]. The conversations of the spider-like members of SCP-2507 refer to events at "Brachypelma Elementary School", which they apparently used to attend. Presumably this is a school whose student body is made up entirely of SCP-2507 (note: Brachypelma is a genus containing several species of tarantula).
* A number of OC Role Playing groups/clubs exist based around the concept of an all-monster/supernatural school on Website/DeviantArt:
** [[http://halloweenacademy.deviantart.com/ Halloween Academy]] One of the larger groups focusing on this.
** [[http://elysian-academy.deviantart.com/ Elysian Academy]] A long-runner and quite a popular one.
** [[http://rip-academy.deviantart.com/ R.I.P Academy]]
** [[http://aowam.deviantart.com/ Academy of War and Magic]] Despite the title, the race descriptions are of werewolves and vampires and other sorts.
** [[http://heaven-hell-academy.deviantart.com/ Heaven-Hell Academy]] Demons and angels attend this one.
** [[http://nightowl-academy.deviantart.com/ Night Owl Academy]]
** [[http://hollowsmonstro.deviantart.com/ Hollows Monstro]]
** [[http://full-moon-bites.deviantart.com/ Full Moon Bites]]
** The Upcoming ''Grave Academy'', not yet ready, but fully announced, is a Forum-Based one. http://graveacademy.forumeiros.com/
%%* RolePlay/NewDawnAcademy, although it is originally a WizardingSchool.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool'' is about a boarding school for five female teen-age monsters; a vampire, a werewolf, a FrankensteinMonster, a mummy and a ghost.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaspersScareSchool'' features all kinds of monsters, both mythological, folklorist, and movie types.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' is about a high school for all types of monsters. The main cast includes among others a vampire, a werewolf, a FrankensteinMonster, a mummy, a Gorgon, a Zombie girl, a Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon, among others.
* ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' has different monsters attending school. All the monsters are invented for the show and not of the classic variety.
* The "Mini-Monsters" cartoons from ''WesternAnimation/TheComicStrip'' took place at a summer camp for monsters.
* ''WesternAnimation/SchoolForVampires''
* ''Toys/MonsterHigh'' is a Mattel CashCowFranchise with [[http://www.youtube.com/user/MonsterHigh#p/u Flash webisodes]] and CGI movies based around the toyline.
* ''Monstro City High'' is a cartoon [[http://monstrocityhigh.blogspot.com/ currently]] in the works.
* WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity. And its main rival, Fear Tech.
* French-Swedish series ''WesternAnimation/CreepSchool'', Europe's answer to ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh''; four normal human kids have to go to a school of ghouls and monsters lead by a vampire headmaster.