Announcing: The Magic School Curriculum!

What classes will you take at Providence Preparatory Academy for the Advancement of the Arcane Arts? Aspiring wizards need to master the basics of runes, rituals, alchemy, defense, herbology, artificery, divination, evocation & summoning, healing, and care of creatures.

You’ll take all 10 of these classes, 5 per day for each of the four full days of wizard school you’ll attend. Each day you’ll take two classes in the morning, and three classes in the afternoon. At lunch, you’ll get the chance to sign up for that day’s electives–interesting topics taught by special guests to add to your learning. Electives are held in the late afternoon, before Club Meetings and Excursions.

If you think taking courses means you’ll be sitting inside listening to Professor Binns drone on while trying to stay awake, think again! These courses are hands-on and ask you to actively engage. You’ll be making things in Crafting, meeting and taking care of creatures, dueling in defense, brewing potions, and potting, cutting, or caring for plants, and more. All while wearing your school uniform robes, and the tie for the Courtyou were sorted into on Monday evening. Hopefully your wand is ready!

Mages at Magischola Prep take the following courses:

  • Alchemy: This course covers the distillation of magical ingredients into components to create draughts that produce the desired effects. A hands-on course that will be evaluated based on the efficacy of your potion.
  • Crafting: A hands-on class in the artificery lab where students will explore the magical properties of various metals, crystals, and other components, and create unique magical artifacts to (hopefully!) achieve the desired effect. Includes recent advances in technomancy and the interference of mundane technology with magical energies.
  • Cryptozoology: a study into the unique magical creatures and their preferred habitats as well as the unique properties of magical creatures and their unusual adaptations.
  • Divination & Arithmancy: A study of sensory perception through various types of divination such as palmistry, phrenology, astrology, tarot, using a scrying orb, tea reading, geomancy, and dowsing. Also delves into the power of math and numbers to determine meaning and divine past and future events.
  • Ethics of the Arcane: What types of magic are ‘good’ and what types are bad? Should werewolves or vampires be allowed to attend magic school? Students are introduced to the philosophies of magic and major ethical issues throughout Magimundi history. Includes case studies and debates of ethical conundrums involving magic and the politics behind its use.
  • Healing: A practical course in how to diagnose and treat magical maladies and mishaps. Includes spells for healing trauma, antidotes for curing poison, and an in-depth look at the potential for mundane medicine to be combined with magic.
  • Herbology: A study into both the ecology and properties of magical plants. Includes hands-on work with parabotanical specimens as well as plant identification, harvesting, care, distillation and theoretical work about the magical and medicinal properties.
  • Magical Combat & Defense: this course focuses on physical training and offensive and defensive spellcasting to help wizards prevail against a variety of villains, monsters and cursed objects.
  • Rituals & Evocation: The basics of creating a magic circle, opening and closing a ritual, and combining magical energies to protect, heal, summon, banish, and more.
  • Rune Lore: A look at Futhark runes, bound runes and other runic languages. Explore what a rune is comprised of, inscribed upon, and inscribed with, and which runes to use for desired effects.

 

Check out the Typical Daily Schedule to see how it all fits together. Reserve your spot in Magischola Prep with a $250 deposit. Week 1, July 23-29 is for rising 9th-12th graders; Week 2, July 30-August 5 is for rising 6th-12th graders.