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St Trinnean's Academy for Young Ladies was one of the real-life inspirations for the fictional girls' school of St Trinian's
The squalid Dotheboys Hall in Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby was inspired by a real school in Bowes.[1]

This is a list of fictional schools as portrayed in various media.


Main articles: School and university in literature, School story, and Campus novel




Main article: List of television series about school


Magic schools

A magic school is an institution for learning magic, appearing in works of fantasy depicting worlds in which magic exists and in which there is an organized society of magicians or wizards who pass on their knowledge systematically. It may also be a school that is magically protected or a Faculty of Magic in a university which also teaches other subjects. More loosely, also a place where a single wizard teaches an apprentice can count as a magic school.


In a series

Dungeons and Dragons

See also: Magic of Dungeons & Dragons § Magic system

Harry Potter series

See also: Fictional universe of Harry Potter


See also



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  8. ^ Waxman, Samuel Montefiore (1916). Chapters on Magic in Spanish Literature. imprimerie F. Paillart. p. 77.
  9. ^ Thorpe, Benjamin (1852). Northern Mythology, Comprising the Principal Popular Traditions and Superstitions of Scandinavia, North Germany, and the Netherlands: Compiled from Original and Other Sources. North German and Netherlandish popular traditions and superstitions. Lumley. p. 63.
  10. ^ Miller, Elizabeth (2005). Bram Stoker's Dracula: A Documentary Volume. Detroit: Thomson Gale. p. 183. ISBN 0-7876-6841-9. OCLC 56050978.
  11. ^ Majuru, Adrian (2006), "Khazar Jews. Romanian History And Ethnography", Plural Magazine, 27: 234
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  14. ^ Mercer, Matthew (2020). Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. James Haeck, James Introcaso, Chris Lockey, Even Amundsen. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0-7869-6691-2. OCLC 1139657849.
  15. ^ James, Brian R. (2012). Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue. Eric Menge. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast LLC. ISBN 978-0-7869-6036-1. OCLC 808135830.
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