An academy is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.


As building type

A building designed to accommodate such an institution.

Academy buildings on this website

St Dominic's Academy: 1892-94. Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal