This week, though, I am home, and I can definitely tell you what my favorite fictional schools are.
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Cross Academy from Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino
If you haven't read this manga, Cross Academy is an ordinary boarding school by day, but its night class is for vampires who desire to coexist with humans.
I want a vampire best friend!
Xavier Institute from Marvel's X-Men
If I happened to be born a mutant, there would be no other place for me. Not only did Professor X create a safe place for those whose differences are misunderstood, but he also teaches kids how to use their gifts, as well as see them as gifts.
Of course, I'd still have to learn all the subjects I dislike (math), and there would be no guarantee I'd be accepted as an X-Men, but just being in such an accepting environment would be worth it.
Battle school from Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
You have no idea how upset I was that there were so few battle scenes in this movie. Whenever I read the book, these are some of my favorite parts. Not only because they reveal how Ender thinks and plans, but also because they look so awesome in my mind.
Who doesn't want to play ultimate laser tag for PE?
Jedi Academy from the Star Wars Universe
Using the force? Getting a light saber? Having Master Yoda as an instructor? Becoming a Jedi Knight? Of course the Jedi Academy is second on this list!
Hogwarts from The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
I realize that this comes as no surprise to anyone, and I'm sure that this is in first place on pretty much every list. But that doesn't change the fact that Hogwarts is my dream school. Not only are the subjects infinitely more interesting than algebra and biology, but the school itself is an adventure. There are so many secret corridors to explore and secrets to be revealed. Not to mention Quidditch, trips to Hogsmeade, and visiting Hagrid.
No competition here. Hogwarts all the way.
What schools do you wish you could attend? Does Hogwarts not impress you that much? Tell me in the comments below!