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Note: For information on the Gakuen Alice manga go here Manga. For information on the Gakuen Alice anime go here Anime.

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A school in Tokyo, Japan for children born with Alices. When they find one, they would try to bring the child to this school. Students of Gakuen Alice may not leave until graduation or if they no longer have their Alice. They may write letters, but letters leaving and coming to Gakuen Alice are screened upon receiving and prior to sending. The school also gives money to the parents of the students who attend the school. There are currently a total of approximately 200 students at the school.

Parts

Gakuen Alice consists of six main parts: Headquarters, Hospital, Elementary School branch, Middle School branch, High School branch, and Central Town. Also, there are a lot of forests around the buildings, with names like 'Northern Woods' etc. The Northern Woods is a place feared by many children. To pass her entrance exam, Mikan is given the task to cross them by Natsume. Mr. Bear's hut is also located there.
Gates

The gate of Gakuen Alice.

The Elementary School branch

This is the part of the academy where children from 3 to 12 study. Class A (for kids from 3 to 9) and Class B (where Mikan, Hotaru and their classmates) are in this branch.

Middle School branch

This is the school for students whose age range from 13 to 15. Tsubasa, Nobara, Misaki, Kaname are some of the students who belong to this class. It is also the gossip nest of the academy.

High School branch

The school for the oldest students. No one else except the high schoolers are permitted to go there. No one exactly knows what happens there. There's a rumor that a warphole exists within the building. The rumor was proven to be true. Tono studies there.

Curriculum

Gakuen Alice's school courses are not much different from any other school, there are regular courses such as Math and History though the lessons in each course are more advanced than the ones in normal schools. However, the big difference is that the students and teachers have Alices. The students can not use their their Alice ability during class without permission. There are also Alice based classes for students to attend to learn how to use their Alices. Students are ranked in a Star Rank system by good behavior and grades.

Like other schools in Japan, Gakuen Alice runs on a trimester system. However, unlike other schools the breaks between terms is practically non-existent and can technically be considered a year-round school. Another difference is that the school lasts for an extra two years as students do not graduate from the academy until they are 20.

Security

The school is separated from the outside world with a tall gate that surrounds the whole area. The gate is dangerous to cross over, because those who do are electrocuted. Once someone passes the gate, the teachers are notified and take action to return the student to the school. Other than the gate, the school is protected by the Middle School Principal, Hii-sama's powerful Barrier Alice.
AliceAcademy-I.D.

The school's specially-designed I.D. Medal.

Also, the students carry I.D. medals that fit in a wallet along with their respective I.D. cards. The I.D. medal has the student's I.D number and a transmitting device in it that was created by someone with an alchemy alice.

Throughout Gakuen Alice's history, Yuka Azumi is the only one who was able to escape the academy.

Currently, to enforce behavior, the Fuukitai has been created, because of students who cause trouble, like Mikan Sakura. These people wear black masks over their eyes and are also Alices as some can teleport. They punish and take care of anyone who disobey the school rules. The new Student Council President, Hijiri Goshima, has been seen using his Metamorphosis Alice to impersonate the Fuukitai under the HSP's orders. But later in the story, it's is revealed that he is actually a double agent working under the ESP.

History

Not is much known about the creation of the school and its history. What is known is that the three principals: Principal Kuonji (until his death and is replaced by Jinno as the new ESP), Himemiya (until currently where her distant relative, Masachika Shiki, is the new MSP), and Kazumi Yukihira, have been the elementary, middle, and high school principals for as long as anyone has remembered.

For a long time, the HSP and ESP have had a intense disagrements and hatred towards each other. This is because of the ESP's suspicious actions involving "missions" assigned to the DA class and his scattered clones that hold important positons in the oustide world, like within the government, which provides support and protection to the academy. But, this rivarly goes back to events that were caused by the ESP, especailly his dear brother's death and Kaoru Hyūga's as well. The MSP has put herself in a neutral postion, not wanting to deal with their issues. However, she has presently took action on the matter by helping Mikan Sakura and Natsume Hyūga escape from the ESP, who considers the two as his favorite students, or more accurately, "pawns" who can help him gain more control from the government with their Alices. The MSP's reasons are that she doesn't want anyone to suffer anymore; looking back on Kaoru's death, and the unproven belief that her death was intentional, on the ESP's part, because she was a critic of the academy.

The school is intended to be a place of protection for young Alice users and where they learn how to use there Alice powers. The high security precautions are due to Alice users being kidnapped for their abilites; having them be regarded as "national treasures"[1] (an example would be Ruka Nogi's various kidnappings).The ESP, during some point in time, decided to use the Alices of students who were catagorized as "dangerous" for his own benefit, and ordered them to do missions for the government. The ESP's manipulation escalated into crimes that included blackmail, abuse, and even murder, which put the students and students in a difficult position. However, when Mikan decided to let the ESP take custody of her in order to protect the students and teachers, the DA class no longer did missions and the school was safe from the ESP until his death at the hands of Luna Koizumi. After the ESP's death, the academy gradually became a much safer place, with the students allowed to have more freedom in the outside world, even though the academy continues to have strict policies of protection for the students.

References

  1. Gakuen Alice Volume 1, Chapter 1, page 13

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