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Hexside, where the magic of friendship... is no longer taught here due to budget constraints.
—Principal Bump, "Welcome to Hexside"

Hexside School of Magic and Demonics is a magical school in The Owl House. It is one of the Boiling Isles' local schools for witches, demons, and magic folk. The school is located on the west side of the Boiling Isles.[1]

The standard school uniform is a gray tunic with a dark gray belt, cowl, and boots.[2] The color of the sleeves and leggings depends on which track a student belongs to.[3]

Background

Hexside was founded and built on the bones of its rival, Glandus High, when it was conquered by Bump and other students.[4] Hexside is funded by Emperor Belos and the Emperor's Coven.[3]

Though currently unconfirmed, it is suggested that attendance to schools like Hexside is a requirement, due to the system in place. Hexside teaches witches from a young age up until adolescence, and as such includes a kindergarten section of the school for younger witches.[5]

Incoming students must take a placement exam to determine their academic level at Hexside. Students who have yet to master basic runes and a minimum of two spells are placed in the school's kindergarten, or "baby class".[4]

Subjects

Being a school of magic, multiple subjects are taught here at Hexside for multiple grades. Those just starting are often taught the basic essentials, such as learning how to read and write runes, while those higher up learn more complex topics such as the "heximal system".

As Bump recalls, the school once used a "Choosy Hat" to determine which track a new admission would follow, though this practice was suspended after the hat attacked a student. The relic was subsequently restrained and kept on the campus, though it occasionally escapes.[3]

Along with standard classes, Hexside also has classes exclusive to covens, due to covens being a requirement to join by law. These classes are typically limited to the 'main nine' covens: Bard, Beast Keeping, Potions, Plants, Illusions, Healing, Oracle, Abominations, and Construction.[2][6] Students in kindergarten are coven-less, thus they do not take coven classes until they are older. When the time comes for a student to be placed in a coven, an annual Covention is held at the town center to introduce students to all the types of covens to help them decide on which to join.[7]

Extracurriculars

Hexside maintains an athletic field for the sport of Grudgby. There are also gym classes; one activity being "the Game", which is similar to basketball, but requires throwing members of the opposing team through the nets. Like typical schools, it has extracurricular activities and clubs, such as the Human Appreciation Society, which Gus and Mattholomule attend.[6] Luz has discussed with Amity the idea of starting a book club called the "Azura Club" as well.[4] Later, at the Club Fair, The Good Witch Azura club has been formed.[8]

Discipline

If a student is causing trouble at school, guards who can smell trouble hook them away to a detention room, where students are encased in blue cocoons surrounded by giant worm creatures to put them in a trance until they learn/hypnotized to behave.[6]

Troublemakers are put in the Detention Track, where they aren't allowed to use magic; Bump implies this is due to the fact that the aforementioned detention room "still needs repairs". Unbeknownst to most of the faculty, the room where this track is held has secret access to the Secret Room of Shortcuts, which in turn has access to the entire school, enabling inmates to secretly listen in on every class in the school. The room was built by "Lord Calamity", who is revealed to be Eda herself.[3]

Bump also threatened to feed Luz to the Choosy Hat for causing trouble, though this was likely in jest.

Notable staff and students

Staff

Students

  • Willow Park (Plant Magic, formerly Abomination Magic)
  • Gus Porter (Illusion Magic)
  • Amity Blight (Abomination Magic)
  • Boscha (Potions Magic)
  • Emira Blight (Illusion and Healing Magic)
  • Edric Blight (Beast Keeping, Potions, and Illusion Magic)
  • Luz Noceda (All Magic)
  • Mattholomule (Construction and Illusion Magic)
  • Viney (Beast Keeping and Healing Magic)
  • Jerbo (Abomination and Plant Magic)
  • Barcus (Potions and Oracle Magic)
  • Skara (Bard Magic)
  • Eileen (Potions Magic)
  • Bo (Healing Magic)
  • Cat (Healing Magic)
  • Amelia (Plant Magic)
  • Moon girl (Oracle Magic)
  • Mary (Abomination Magic)
  • Foxy (Plant Magic)
  • Bat Ears (Beast Keeping Magic)
  • Bird-Like Student (Oracle Magic)
  • Spiked Haired Student (Abomination Magic)
Former Students

Former Staff

Sightings

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Trivia

  • Hexside seems to take inspiration from the Hogwarts School of Wizardry from the Harry Potter book series, which is also about students attending a magic school, with each separated into different houses all with their own color. Many of the tropes it borrows from the series are done in parody.
    • The Choosy Hat is a direct parody of Hogwart's Sorting Hat.
    • The Hexside guards who can smell "trouble" are possibly meant to parody the Dementors.
    • The biggest sport is Grudgby, which has similarities to Quidditch, the most prominent being the Rusty Smidge which is similar to the Golden Snitch.[9]
    • There are many secret doors and pathways within the school.[3]
  • Hexside's school colors are yellow and blue.
  • Hexside has a school Grudgby team called The Banshees.
  • Student uniforms have sleeves and leggings, which are colored according to their class track and prospective coven.
    • Bard coven is red.
    • Beast Keeping coven is orange.
    • Potions coven is yellow.
    • Plant coven is green.
    • Illusion coven is cyan.
    • Healing coven is blue.
    • Oracle coven is violet.
    • Abominations coven is magenta.
    • Construction coven is brown.
    • Students in the Detention track have their uniforms turned gray.
    • Undecided students enter with light gray uniforms.
  • Prior to Luz's admission, students were forced into one-track learning based on the coven system. Bump later seems amiable to allowing students to multi-track.[3]
    • Luz is the first student to be studying in all tracks; Eda wanted to as a student as well, but in photos is shown having been in the Potions track, which is what Luz was also placed in at first.
  • Hexside's school newspaper is called the Hexside Free Press.
  • The school appears to be within walking distance of the Owl House, as both Eda and Luz travel between the two locations in just a few seconds.
  • Hexside teaches from "first grade" to "twelfth grade", indicating the school teaches parallel to the primary and secondary education in the American school system. Luz and her friends are in the "high school" portion.[5]
  • According to Principal Bump, the magic of friendship is no longer taught at Hexside due to budget constraints.[10]
  • The school has endured many serious incidents caused by Eda when she was a student due to her mischievous nature.[6]
    • Eda let loose a group of feral ghosts in the girls' locker rooms, who wreaked havoc on the students by predicting how they were going to die and shouting horrible pun lines. A group of unprofessional or incompetent "ghost-blasters" was dispatched to deal with the ghosts, but accidentally opened a gateway to the ghost dimension which threatened to take over the city.
    • Eda summoned a group of abominations to start a food fight in the cafeteria after Lilith's lunch money was stolen. However, the abominations gained sentience and merged into one big giant abomination and tried to take over the school. Eda, Lilith and the thief had to band together to deal with the abomination.
    • Eda hexed the school bell to sing the famous pop song "SINCE U BEEN CONNED" for 5 hours, and the only way to deal with it was to pit the school bells with each other on which boy band was better; "Babies to Boys" or "Two Seconds to New York."
    • Eda summoned two giant worms, and they ate a lot of the school's equipment.
    • Eda let loose a griffin and fed it spicy snacks until it vomited on the entire grudgby field.
  • To date, there have been no male healing track students or female construction track students (not counting Luz) seen attending the school.

References

  1. Dana Terrace, Rachel Vine, John Bailey Owen (writers) and Aminder Dhaliwal (director) (March 20, 2020). "Escape of the Palisman". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 10. Disney Channel.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dana Terrace, John Bailey Owen (writers) and Stephen Sandoval (director) (January 24, 2020). "I Was a Teenage Abomination". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 3. Disney Channel.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Dana Terrace, Rachel Vine, John Bailey Owen, Zach Marcus (writers) and Sabrina Cotugno (director) (July 25, 2020). "The First Day". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 13. Disney Channel.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Dana Terrace, John Bailey Owen (writers) and Sabrina Cotugno (director) (July 18, 2020). "Adventures in the Elements". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 12. Disney Channel.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Terrace, Dana (August 9, 2020). "Dana's Tweet". Twitter.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Zach Marcus (writer) and Sabrina Cotugno (director) (March 13, 2020). "Something Ventured, Someone Framed". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 9. Disney Channel.
  7. Dana Terrace, Rachel Vine, Charley Feldman (writers) and Stu Livingston, Aminder Dhaliwal (directors) (February 7, 2020). "Covention". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 5. Disney Channel.
  8. John Bailey Owen (writer) and Amelia Lorenz (director) (April 2, 2022). "Any Sport in a Storm". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 13. Disney Channel.
  9. Rachel Vine, Molly Ostertag (writers) and Sabrina Cotugno (director) (August 15, 2020). "Wing It Like Witches". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 17. Disney Channel.
  10. (April 4, 2020). "Welcome to Hexside". Owl Pellets. Short 1. Disney Channel (YouTube).
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