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  • Basic Trope: A primary or secondary school where students live, in addition to attending classes.
  • Straight: The students at Troperia High School live in dorms on campus.
  • Exaggerated: Even the teachers and other staff live on campus, in their own dorms, with their spouses.
    • The school is an Elaborate University High, with many different buildings and amenities to students, including a fitness center, swimming pool, an art building (with its own gallery), a health center with access to state-of-the-art medical equipment and doctors (as opposed to just one nurse) 24 hours a day, a bowling alley, and several different cafes.
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  • Downplayed: Some students live in dorms at Troperia, but some do not.
  • Justified: Truth in Television.
  • Inverted: Students at Troperia High School attend classes at the school, but return to normal homes each day.
  • Subverted: Although other students live on campus, Alice commutes.
    • Troperia is a college or university, not a High School, and therefore it's expected that most (if not all) students will live on campus.
  • Double Subverted: Only because her parents cannot afford the "room and board" fees charged by Troperia High to live on campus. In fact, Alice is only there because she was part of the Gifted and Talented program in Junior High, and received a full scholarship to pay for tuition. (But only tuition; Alice's family is expected to pay for other costs associated with attending the school, such as uniforms, textbooks, school supplies, electronics, and (were Alice living on campus) room and board.)
    • It's an Elevator School.
      • Or alternatively, it's only a community college; most of the students are part-time.
  • Parodied: Troperia is a heavy-handed parody of Hogwarts
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  • Averted: No students, faculty, or staff reside at Troperia High.
  • Enforced: This solves the problem of parents.
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  • Exploited: An institution presents itself as one of these, or as a rehabilitation center for Delinquents or "troubled youth," but it's a Boarding School of Horrors, or a cover for a child trafficking ring.
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