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A school--often a BoardingSchool (or at least a really fancy private school)--typically housing students of high school age (but sometimes younger) but of a size and structure resembling a college/university. Although a story may only follow a few characters, backgrounds and wide angle shots clearly show that the student body is quite large. In {{anime}} and {{manga}}, this often goes hand in hand with being a OneGenderSchool.

May or may not be an AcademyOfAdventure of some sort.

Not necessarily related to the many [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_High_School University High Schools]] in RealLife, or [[ElevatorSchool high schools that are attached to and part of universities]] for that matter.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
%%* Fuuka Gakuen in ''Anime/MaiHiME''.
%%* Cross Academy in ''Manga/VampireKnight''.
* Ohtori Academy from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. The Movie combines this with Bizarrchitecture and NoOSHACompliance, with perpetually moving stairs that lead nowhere and a general design that would look more at home in MassEffect.
* Zashono Academy in ''Eiken'' has upwards of fifty thousand students and resembles a small town. It's justified somewhat in that it encompasses virtually every level of education, and has a club for just about everything you can think of.
* [[ExtranormalInstitute Mahora Academy]] in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is this trope taken UpToEleven, generally being presented as the size of a '''small city'''.
** [[GreatBigLibraryOfEverything The library building]] takes up a whole island and is so large that a [[ClubPresident school club]] is dedicated to exploring it. It should then be noted that standard equipment for this club includes rock-climbing harnesses and cables because the library features shelves hundreds of feet high, secret crawlspaces (lined with books, no less), and ''waterfalls'', which miraculously don't cause water damage to the books hidden behind them. (AWizardDidIt of course.)
** The annual SchoolFestival is comparable in scope only to an amusement park (by which we mean Disneyland/Universal Studios level) with elements of a mardi gras, and has such features as a Ferris wheel, parades complete with giant balloons, giraffes, and elephants, a [[TournamentArc fighting tournament]], several hot air balloons, a few blimps, parades, fireworks, concerts, HumongousMecha, and ''a full-scale replica of l'Arc de Triomphe'' which wasn't there the week before and isn't there the week after.
** TheWorldTree is on campus, and is referred to as such.
** The previous designs for the school went even further, with one of them being a massive, Tower of Babylon-style school building.
** The Academy contains an elementary, middle and high school, each split by gender, along with a university. If one assumes 12 grades along with WordOfGod's confirmation of 18 classes per grade with an average of 30 students each, then doubles this amount to account for the gender split, that makes for roughly 12,960 students...''not'' counting the preschool, university, and staff.
*** It goe seven further- there're schools from kindergarten to university, split by gender or not, split by religion or not. In fact, this a city dedicated to education (and magic) with everything to live here. There is only an administrator instead of a mayor.
** It's mentioned in one of the anime that Mahora has about '''30 THOUSAND''' students. Yes, students, as in "does not count any of the staff".
* Seiren Gakuen from ''Manga/OniisamaE'' is a very famou all-girls educational complex which covers from primary school to university. Students that get in in junior high or highschool, like Nanako or Tomoko, are ''very'' uncommon.
* The Lillian Girls' School in ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''.
** Except that Lillian's doesn't appear to have high school dorms, and also has a University.
* ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'' (also an example of an ElevatorSchool).
* [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Ouran Academy]] is so over the top that it's played for laughs.
* Duel Academia in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', which is located on a private island large enough for one student to become lost in the woods within school grounds for several weeks. There is also a volcano. Explained by [[Main/Fiction500 Seto Kaiba]] backing it.
* Rikkyoin High School in ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' (both versions).
* Nagi's school in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to Nagi's school. At one point, she says it's even larger than [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Vana'diel]]. The school even has a train service running through it which Nagi explicity states is because it is so incredibly large.
* The city-like Creator/{{CLAMP}} academy in the SharedUniverse of a few of their manga.
* Horitsuba Gakuen in the ''[[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle Tsubasa]]''[=/=]''Manga/XxxHolic'' {{omake}} and drama [=CDs=].
* Kamizono Academy (an ElevatorSchool) in ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}''. To emphasize the point, the main cast spent the ''entire'' first episode wandering around the campus, lost. Even Tatsuki, who has been a student there for ten whole years.
* ''Manga/Classi9'' is set in Melite, a huge music school with several rehearsal rooms for operas or symphonies, a large library, classrooms, dorms, etc.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'s'' Ojou High School is practically a ''cathedral''. In fact, the school's primarily there to [[ElevatorSchool shuttle its students into Ojou University]], on the same grounds.
* Academy City in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. One-third the size of Tokyo and about '''80% of the 2.3 million occupants are students''', some with powers. Could be an aversion in that there are actually many different schools in the city, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin but life within the city seems to center on either schooling or research]]. Its technology and scientific knowledge are roughly twenty years ahead of the rest of the world, and it's a global political power despite just being a single city.
* ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'' whose schools, as pictured above, boast helicopters, horse ranches, and their own church. The presence of the church not being ironic at all given the context...
* Hakureiryou High in ''Manga/LadiesVersusButlers'', which not only caters to rich girls but even has its own hot spring that no one used or mentioned until the psuedo-HotSpringsEpisode.
* ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'' has several schools all over the world under the name Genetics, in which their purpose is to train [[BattleCouple Battle Couples]] to defend humanity from monsters from another dimension. Though it's been explicitly stated that all Genetics are military bases, it's still set up as a high school boarding school, complete with top-quality dorms, cafeterias, classrooms, and so on. [[ThereAreNoTherapists (The only things missing are the counselors).]]
* The titular Stella Academy in ''[[Manga/TokureiSochiDantaiStellaJogakuinKoutoukaC3Bu Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C3-Bu]]''. Among other things, it has its own sprawling airsoft range where the girls practise their skills.
* There are freaking catacombs in [[Manga/HayateXBlade Tenchi Academy]]
* The Alice Academy in ''Manga/AliceAcademy''.
* Constantin Magical Academy in ''LightNovel/DemonKingDaimao'' has its own catacombs, and the student council president has her own ''mansion''.
* St. Marguerite Academy in ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}''. Only its library is a tower. With a garden on its rooftop!
* Seiyo Academy from ''Manga/ShugoChara''. Complete with a AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil whose members have a garden/tearoom to themselves where normal students need to be invited and are excluded from the dress code.
* True Cross Academy from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' is ''colossal''. The center of the academy is either one giant building, or a small mountain re-purposed as the location for most of the academy's buildings. And then it has a city spread around it. And the academy isn't even full. The main character and his brother have an old dorm to themselves, and there are thousand yard long hallways leading to classrooms meant to hold some 30 students easy that barely have 10, if 10, students. That's the special classes. The regular classes are full, but the place is still huge. It isn't clear if the school has more than just a high school in it as well. If it does, it might very well be up there with Mahora Academy above...
* Ashford Academy in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', which educates both middle and high school students, like in the British School system, which makes sense, given the series' diverge from history.
* ''Anime/MarginalPrince'' takes place at St. Alphonso Academy, combining Middle and High School years, which is huge and located in the middle of a laurel forest that is almost as big as the whole island it is located on (called St. Alphonso Island, of course). The main bulding's entrance looks more like a church or castle than anything and inside, the hall presents a collection of paintings and other fine decorations museums would be envious of. The students live in big houses with only a handful of people per house and have their personal butler (one per house). All in all, the school is full of history and prestige. It's kind of justified, as it's a place for the boys of rich and famous families to study at, students need to fulfill certain requirements to enter the school (mostly money or a good name) and the fees they have to pay are probably tremendous.
* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', T.A. Academy is the school attended by Rei Hino/Sailor Mars. It's a private, all-girls Catholic elementary, junior high, and high school that was apparently established by missionaries. Although we don't see much of it, what we do see is very impressive; for one, its dining hall looks like a five-star restaurant.
* Seiran Academy in ''Manga/AnoKoNiKisuToShirayuriWo'' is an all-girls BoardingSchool mixing middle-school, high-school and university. Not that much is seen of the school itself yet, but it has at least an archery and a rose garden.
* From ''Manga/HellsKitchen'', the Shokusen cooking school is huge. It has farms in the middle of a city in JAPAN, for goodness sake! And apparently its own bioengineering division... in a HIGH school.


[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters in ''ComicBook/XMen'' and various spin-offs has been this at various points, [[DependingOnTheWriter depending mostly on the writing staff]]. The Institute's cover is long since blown, but it's still supposed to be a school.

* In ''Film/TheCrimsonRivers'', the ficitonal University of Guernon, one of the oldest such institutions in continental Europe, lies in a remote valley in the French Alps, and has its own hospital (the only one in the area, with maternity ward and a morgue), a sports stadium, a sizeable library, a direct link to the mountains (including a helicopter, a cableway, at least one snowmobile, and a whole mountain rescue section), and the university's dean parctically holds governance of the whole countryside. In fact Guernon are so big, old and remote that they even have [[spoiler:their own eugenics programme and inbreeding traditions]].
* ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'', filmed at an actual example of such an institution.
* ''Film/{{Rushmore}}'', the eponymous school of Wes Anderson's film.
* The public, non-boarding high school from ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou''. Exteriors showed Tacoma's Stadium High -- a RealLife public school that happens to look like a castle.
* St. Matthew's from ''Film/SchoolTies'' qualifies.
* Canterlot High in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', though this is debatable, since we don't see much besides the school. More and more areas of the school appear with each subsequent instalment, though the one that appears the most is the cafeteria.

* Hogwarts in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. It helps that it's apparently the only wizarding school in all of Great Britain.
* A plot point in ''Literature/LemonadeMouth'', where the principal's focus is on funding elaborate new facilities.
* Some portions of Creator/JohnIrving's novels are set in fictional versions of his prep school: Phillips Exeter Academy in ''Literature/AWidowForOneYear''; Steering School in ''Literature/TheWorldAccordingToGarp''.
* H.I.V.E (The Higher Institute Of Villainous Education) in the ''Literature/HIVESeries'' is built inside a volcano, and therefore contains a mountains worth of facilities, such as a hanger, swimming pool, library, greenhouses, tech labs, hologram arenas, docks etc.
* St. Vladimir's in ''Literature/VampireAcademy''. Justified in that academies like St. Vladimir's are designed to house and protect its students their whole adolescent lives. Rose, for example, was pretty much raised by the Academy.
** And Amberwood Prep in the spin-off series ''Literature/{{Bloodlines}}''.
* ''Literature/TheHeartsWeSold'': Brannigan is a highly expensive, exclusive boarding school. The protagonist's desperation to pay her tuition is what kick-starts the plot.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The Elite Way School in ''Series/{{Rebelde}}'', a Mexican ''[[SoapOpera telenovela]]''. ''Rebelde'', in turn, was based on Argentinian telenovela ''RebeldeWay''. The Elite Way School didn't make much sense there, either. The real location of the Mexican version is actually a Golf club!!!
* Despite the episode always taking place in the school during school hours, the students of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' spend a disproportionately large amount of time in extracurricular clubs, the cafeteria, the outside lunch area, the janitor's closet, the hallways... ''anywhere'' but class, giving the impression of having as much free time as most college students. (Subverted to some extent by the occasional teacher asking to see hall passes, which are produced as though from {{Hammerspace}}, with an appropriate sound effect.)
* Pacific Coast Academy in ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'' takes this to a literal extreme -- exterior scenes are shot on location at Pepperdine University.
* Tower Prep in ''Series/TowerPrep''.
* Chilton, the alma mater of Rory Gilmore in ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' is a co-ed, day school example. It's based on the real Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT, but Greystone Mansion, where the school is shot, is significantly larger than the grounds of Choate.
* Xavier Academy in ''Series/MrD'', and by extension Citadel High School in Halifax, NS where it's filmed.
* Dalton Academy in ''Series/{{Glee}}'', the all boys school and home of the Warblers, certainly has a grand interior, although the exterior has not yet been seen.
* Surprisingly averted in ''Series/UnnaturalHistory''
* The fictional West Beverly Hills High from the original ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''. Filmed at Torrance High School.
* Greendale Community College of ''Series/{{Community}}'' fame is partially this and partially an inversion. It's ostensibly a small two-year (later four-year) community college. When it serves the plot for it to have features more typically associated with a high school, such as lockers, it does. And when it serves the plot for it to have features more typically associated with a four-year college, such as a competitive (in the sense that they participate in competition, not the sense that they [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits actually stand a chance at winning]]) football team, an elaborate dining hall, and dorm halls, it has those.
* Medenham Hall in ''Series/{{Hex}}'' is supposedly a school, but has an elaborate campus, pupils who all seem to be in their late teens, and a complete lack of supervision outside classes, that makes it seem more like a university.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' ''Illuminati University'' is a large, sprawling campus, which includes nine separate colleges, a large library, a museum, two separate power plants (one of which is a gigantic sunflower), a stadium, multiple dorms, a Frat/Sorority Row, and a Botany building placed within a giant tree. Due to numerous reasons ranging from restructurization to shifts in reality, the exact layout and number of buildings on the campus is susceptible to change, to the annoyance of the faculty and student body.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The mercenary organization [=SeeD=] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has schools in the form of the "Garden" [[MilitaryMashupMachine military academies that turned into flying battleships]]. Even before liftoff, the school interior is bigger than the Vatican.
* Justice High School from ''VideoGame/RivalSchools''.[[note]]Which is where the game gets it's Japanese title from ("Shiritsu Justice Gakuen", or "Justice Private Academy", or simply "Justice Academy").[[/note]] Billed as the most exclusive school in Japan, it's the seat of future leaders and diplomats. ..But mostly supervillains.
** Also Gorin High, billed as THE school for future sportsmen and sportswomen. It has sections for junior high, highschool (attended by Roberto, Shouma, Natsu and Momo) AND university (attended by Shouma's older brother and Nagare).
* Bullworth Academy in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' fits this trope to a tee, and is also an ElevatorSchool.
* Yamaku High School in ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is absurdly large and well furnished, though this is {{handwave}}d in the game with the school having ''very'' good funding. The size can be justified, however, since it's a school for physically disabled students and some of them would need a good amount of room to move around.
* Maritsu Evil Academy in ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' takes it UpToEleven. People who have gone looking for the Home-Ec classrooms have never been heard from again, and the seniors are considered a myth, due to no one ever being able to pinpoint the location of their classrooms. It helps that it's strongly implied that the school's campus is ''the entire world''.
* St. Louis High in ''VisualNovel/StormLover'', with its incredibly high admission rates and incredible library that is visited even by students outside the school.
* Leafmore High School in ''VideoGame/ObsCure''. Its facilities include both the ordinary (a library, a gymnasium, dormitories) and the not-so-ordinary (a theater, a botanical garden), but where it ''really'' comes through is in its Art Nouveau architecture, with a vast central courtyard and all manner of creepy statues. It looks as if the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 Spencer estate]] were used as a school. Then you get into [[SchoolForScheming the secret tunnels beneath the place]] that house a MadScientist's laboratory. [[https://www.deviantart.com/art/ObsCure-Leafmore-Highschool-386778089 Here]] is a fan-drawn map of the campus.
* Hope's Peak Academy, the setting of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', is one of these; a school that recruits only the most talented students it can find. However, by the time of the games, the academy has been hijacked by a psychopath who forces its students into a [[DeadlyGame murderous game]], while hiding behind the persona of a [[KillerTeddyBear psychotic robot teddy bear]].
* All the schools in ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' are this. Admittedly, they double as dojos for the nation's resident demon-slayers (some of whom moonlight as elite mercenaries) but...Gessen's common room has a freakin' ''pond''! And entirely aesthetic wrought-iron fences!

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', to the point where wide angle shots of the student body (or anyone outside Annie's class) are noticeably absent, though other students do apparently exist... somewhere. Notable facilities include animal cages big enough for dragons and a full monorail system, and at least two "Holodecks".
** And an aerial view reveals that it rivals [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Mahora Academy]] in area.
** Both Justified and Lampshaded: Gunnerkrigg Court's real purpose is just one of the [[KudzuPlot dozens of unanswered questions]]. Lampshaded [[http://gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=89 here]].
--> '''Tom:''' My school had one of these. No wait, they had a bike rack.
* Apparently ''Webcomic/OverlordAcademy'' [[http://overlordacademy.comicgenesis.com/d/20100211.html actually is this]].
* Poseidon Academy in ''Webcomic/{{Pandect}}''.

* SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Seven dorms, a physical education building with a large annex, three swimming pools, two full-sized indoor gymnasiums, a cafeteria that's inside a ''geodesic dome'' big enough to seat maybe six hundred, several large school buildings, an astronomy tower, a university-sized library that has ''really'' restricted sections, a church, a massive campus store, and miles and miles of underground areas, including: a power plant, three combat arenas and a holographic simulation center, dozens and dozens of public and private labs for the devisers and gadgeteers, you name it. It's so big it has its own building for the security teams.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''[='s=] elite Beacon Academy looks about the same size as a city. This can be chalked up to RuleOfCool, like everything else in the series. Later seasons elaborated on this a bit: the Academies tend to be very stable and well-protected, so communities pop up around them naturally. Shade Academy is the closest thing Vacuo has to leadership, while Atlas Academy actually became the national capital of what used to be the nation of Mantle.
* The [[Pantheon/TropesPantheon TV Tropes Pantheon]] {{Pantheon/Academy}}, since it has characters from all sorts of works, and of all sorts of ages.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' did this with a ''middle school'', with X Middle School being a sprawling institution that functions very much like a small city. Also not a boarding school. One episode identifies it as "one of the largest middle schools in the United States."
** Highlights include the corn maze, multiple composting piles for the garden club, an ice rink ''and'' Olympic sized pool, RC car track, convention hall, pier, boat dock, and more club rooms than you can shake a stick at (pottery club with giant kiln, cooking club bigger than most residential kitchens, and a Safety Patrol will full forensic abilities). Mostly PlayedForLaughs.
** It's so big that the hallways are wide enough to allow (and the school large enough to justify) the principal to drive around(or rather, ''be'' driven around, by her own personal YesMan no less) in her own personal vehicle in doors, with at least a meter or two to either side for student traffic. It also bears mentioning that there are lockers along the wall. Meaning that all the main corridors are big enough to have roughly 3-4 feet of locker counting both walls, room for roughly 4-5 middle school students walk comfortably, and STILL accommodate her own personal enlarged golf cart.
* Whether or not Kadic Academy of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' is this is debatable. It has a pretty small student body, but it does have a whole lot of buildings and land...
** Considering the extremely tight historical connections between Kadic, [[spoiler:the factory, the power plant, and the Hermitage]], the school's environs most ''definitely'' count.
* Beverly High in ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'', mildly justified as it ''is'' set in Beverly Hills.
* Acme Looniversity, from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''.
* Super posh Morningwood Academy from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is one of these.
* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' (having been built for the royalty of ''many'' different countries) has its own stables, dragon-racing arena, a six-story library, greenhouse, and not-[=IP=]ads personally assigned to every student.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Many private prep schools and boarding schools are like this.
** Adelaide has [[http://www.rostrevor.sa.edu.au/flexipage.aspx?PageId=101 Rostrevor College]], which, despite its name, is an R-12 boys' day and boarding school. Apparently, it used to own part of a national park.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oundle_School Oundle School]] in Northamptonshire, England is rather like this, along with many other private English schools. Its various buildings take up much of the town centre, and it has at least one 'outpost' in a nearby village. [[http://oscar-radio.org/ And it has its own radio station.]]
** Nearby [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uppingham_School Uppingham]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakham_School Oakham]] schools in Rutland, England are similar in amount of students and number of boarding houses.
** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eton_College Eton College]], easily one of the most prestigious, expensive, and exclusive of British private boarding schools, is fairly private about its extensive and ancient facilities.
** Even though the page picture's caption is a joke, the [[http://www.madeira.org/ Madeira School]], a private girls' school in [=McLean=], Virginia, actually does keep horses on its ludicrously huge campus and offer horseback riding as part of its curriculum.
** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_Academy Phillips Academy]] in Andover, Massachusetts is situated on roughly 500 acres (2 sq km). In addition to a host of academic, athletic, and dormitory facilities, the school has several lakes, two museums, and a large wooded area.
** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranbrook_Schools Cranbrook Schools]] in Bloomfield, Michigan sit on a 319 acre campus littered with famous sculptures. Amusingly, the schools are K-12 and graduate level, but no college.
** Victoria College, Alexandria (in [[UsefulNotes/ModernEgypt Egypt]]) was intended to be a sort of Middle Eastern Eton, and as such has about as elaborate a campus as a high school can have in the middle of a major city.
** France has the Dumont-D'Urville High School in Toulon on the French Riviera : opened before the boom of urban sprawl in France in 1957, it owns eleven hectares of land with a swimming pool (integrated INTO the school !), offers 8 different curricula, has several CPGE (special post-high school classes for the elite) two gymnasiums and a soccer stadium. It is also in part a boarding school with dormitories for a few dozens students of the CPGE.
* Some high schools share their campus with actual universities, meaning they also share buildings and occasionally teachers.
** In Adelaide, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Grove_High_School Golden Grove High School]], Gleeson Christian College, and Pedare Christian College all back on to one another at a central point. That central point happens to be Golden Grove Performing Arts and Recreation Centre. In the foreseeable future, these three schools might, with a few boundary changes (the local shopping centre and a nearby apartment complex), become an ElaborateUniversityHigh.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_High_School Alvin High School]] in Alvin, Texas took over a community college campus when the college moved to new grounds.
* The Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Connecticut consists of seven different buildings in which classes are typically held (Tirrel, Cranston, Shattuck, Bradlaw, Frank, Converse, and parts of Latham), most of which have three floors, as well as a very large library (Latham), a building reserved for administrative offices (Alice House), Alumni House, and a museum (The Slater Museum), which holds one of the finest collections of Classical statue-casts in the US. The school is public and state-funded but not controlled by the local school district, and provides education for over 2500 students.
* Davis Senior High in Davis, UsefulNotes/{{California}} has barns, restaurants, and a fully-equipped auto shop on campus, among other things, and can proudly boast classes and experiences most people don't even get even in college.
* Plymouth-Canton Educational Park in Canton, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} consisting of three high schools on one campus, has a restaurant, an auto-shop, a radio station, a forest containing an artesian well, and a stream running crossing the entire campus. It formerly had a barn as well, before it was moved off-campus.
* Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts just completed a $200 million (yes, you read that right) renovation.
* Many high schools in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity have open campuses. Often, there is a (relatively) modest school building that is located right next to stores, parks, cafes, etc. that the students all have access to during the day. Sometimes, gym and other classes may be held in different parts of the city.
* Newer high schools in suburban parts of UsefulNotes/{{California}} tend to consist of many detached single-story buildings, spread out over a large area. It's quite common for a large high school to take up just as much land as a small college, to the point that it's very easy to confuse the two when viewed from a distance.
* Schools in the North Texas area fit this trope very well. If you Google images of Hockaday School for Girls, or Plano East Senior High school, you will find that they are all giant open campuses with nice courtyards/ponds.
* While it's only one part of the school, high school football stadiums in many Southern states (especially [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]]) can put many minor league fields to shame. Allen High School in the [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] suburb of Allen, for instance, has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Stadium_(Allen,_Texas) Eagle Stadium]], which cost $60 million, seats 18,000 people, and has a 38-foot Jumbotron... and, just eighteen months after its opening, had to be closed for renovations for over a year when giant cracks were discovered in the concrete, with later inspection revealing [[NoOSHACompliance massive structural faults]]. Not to be outdone, voters in the UsefulNotes/{{Houston}} suburb of Katy authorized [[http://www.click2houston.com/news/katy-isd-releases-renderings-showing-58-million-football-stadium/34536342 $58 million]] to build a 12,000-seat stadium for their Tigers. In case you couldn't gather, high school football is SeriousBusiness in Texas, and (to a ''slightly'' less manic degree) in much of the South.