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Encyclopedia > Fictional seats of learning

While real schools and universities are often prominently featured in works of fiction, this is a list of schools and universities which are entirely fictional, even though some of them are modeled after real world institutions.

Relying on a fictional setting allows the authors to exaggerate certain aspects of school life for humorous or dramatic effect. In tales targeted at children and teens, the actual learning and teaching experience is usually downplayed to focus on social interaction, often taking place outside the classroom. Some fictional schools and universities teach subjects which are not ordinarily taught, such as witchcraft, circus arts, or even sexual behavior.


Public schools


Middle and junior high

High schools

Parochial schools

Private and boarding schools

Colleges and universities

See also:

Military academies

Professional schools


  • Dame Venting's School - Discworld
  • Emelius Browne's Correspondence College of Witchcraft - Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Frout Academy of Learning Through Play - Discworld
  • Great House of Roke Isle - Earthsea series
  • Lowood - Jane Eyre
  • Mrs. Puff's Boating School - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Pokémon Trainer's School - Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire video games
  • Quahog School of Performing Arts - Family Guy
  • Seki Cram School - Chobits
  • Spiteful Sisters of Seven-Handed Sek Charity School - Discworld
  • Derek Zoolander's Center For Kids Who Want To Learn To Read Good and Do Other Stuff Good Too - Zoolander

See also

External link

  • TV Acres: Schools (http://www.tvacres.com/schools.htm) - large index of schools from television

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Maximilien Robespierre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5124 words)
Here his learning was steeped in admiration of the idealized Roman Republic and in the rhetoric of Cicero, Cato, and other classic figures; his fellow pupils included Camille Desmoulins and Stanislas Fréron.
Robespierre took his seat on the Commune of Paris, which had overthrown Louis XVI, as a means to check the political ambitions of the Girondins.
The strongmen of the Commune were glad to have Robespierre's assistance – not because they cared for him or believed in him, but because of his popularity, his reputation for virtue (which had won for him the surname of "The Incorruptible"), and his influence over the Jacobin Club and its branches ubiquitous throughout France.
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