Jade Mountain Academy is an intertribal school located within Jade Mountain and was founded by the dragonets of destiny after the War of SandWing Succession. The school opened and accepted students from all tribes six months after the end of the war, dividing them into five winglets: the Jade Winglet, the Gold Winglet, the Silver Winglet, the Copper Winglet, and the Quartz Winglet, each of which includes one dragonet from each of the seven dragon tribes of Pyrrhia. With the exclusion of Peril, groups of two or three dragonets from the same winglet will share a sleeping cave, making them clawmates.
- 1 Winglets
- 2 Founders and Staff
- 3 Rooms and Caves
- 4 Known Classes
- 5 Trivia
Royalty and Ex-Royalty:
Founders and Staff
- Clay is the hall monitor, healer, self-defense teacher, herbs and healing teacher, and prey organizer.
- Tsunami is the head of the school/principal.
- Starflight is the head librarian.
- Sunny is the main founder of the academy.
- Webs is the history teacher.
- Fatespeaker is Starflight's assistant and a helper at Jade Mountain Academy.
- Queen Glory is a helper whenever they need her or she visits.
Rooms and Caves
The Great Hall
The Great Hall is the unofficial entrance of Jade Mountain Academy. Moonwatcher described the cave as having a dimmer light in comparison to that of outside, with enough room to fit four hundred dragons inside comfortably and still have enough space for more to fly overhead. It was mentioned to have sunlight pouring into the cave, with twisting stalactites that sometimes reached the floor, forming twisting columns. A huge bronze gong hangs against the back wall, with three flying dragons carved into its surface. When the school first opened, a huge banner made of woven green vines reading "Welcome, students!" in giant purple-and-white flowers hung from two stalactites. Two tunnel openings form along the cave's left wall, with two more on the right wall. Next to each entrance, a map is hung, displaying tunnel routes to help students find their way around the huge caves.
As described by Moonwatcher, the entrance starts as a side corridor lined with hanging scrolls. Many of them have quotes such as "Knowledge is a flame in the darkness" and "The claws of war are no match for the wings of wisdom." At the end of the hall, a room full of iridescent green sunlight is present (the result of the sun shining through large semi-transparent leaves placed over windows, one of those windows was torn open by Icicle who escaped out of it in Moon Rising). Scrolls are arranged all over the cave, in cubbyholes on the walls, racks, and cylinders around the cave. Every corner had a spot to curl up and read in, sometimes a rock ledge, sometimes a pile of moss, sometimes a bed of reeds, and sometimes carpets. Sunlight comes down from skylights in the roof and filtered through leaves covering the windows. There's a circular wooden desk labeled 'LIBRARIAN' in the center where Starflight manages the scrolls. Starflight has stamps of every student's name that he stamps on a scroll slot/card. Library stamps are part of the library system in Jade Mountain Academy. Every scroll in the place has a wooden stamp, which, if taken out, is stamped on the parchment corresponding to the borrowing student. When returned, their library stamps are stamped on the first one to show that the student returned it.
The Prey Center
The Prey Center, set up by Clay, is a large cave open to the sky on one side (with this side covered by a wall of rocks to prevent the prey from escaping). It was often described as chaotic due to students and animals running around yelling, shouting, catching prey, or eating. It is usually filled with animal prey with a pile of fish hunted by expeditions, and a pile of rainforest fruit for RainWing students. This was one of the main places where Moonwatcher's head hurt the most before Darkstalker taught her how to stop this and is where Moon met Qibli and Winter after Qibli accidentally released Winter's pet scavenger, Bandit.
The History Cave
The history cave is where Webs teaches history to the students of the academy. It was described to be covered in maps, each marked with a different year, and with stacks of scrolls that overflowed the wooden racks provided. Sora's dragonflame cactus destroyed this cave in an attempt to kill Icicle during the events of Moon Rising, forcing the history class to be relocated to a different cave.
This cave is where Stonemover is located. Students are welcome to come and go through this cave as they please, but most students find the company too dull. During The Brightest Night, Sunny encountered her father, Stonemover, for the first time. During Talons of Power, Flame was trapped in this cave by Darkstalker for the attempted murder of Stonemover, though he was later released during Darkness of Dragons. The cave is shown to be big enough for Darkstalker to fit inside, but just barely.
The Art Cave
The Art Cave is the room where students learn all sorts of art forms, including painting, pottery, glass-working, metalworking, weaving, and woodworking. The room was filled with art supplies tucked into every crevice and wooden dragon sculptures placed on little stone shelves.
The Music Cave
The Music Cave is a vast, round cave filled with various instruments, including harps, marimbas, maracas, and drums, with a skylight above it. It is designed so that sound bounces around the cave. Students can enjoy playing music there.
First mentioned in Darkness of Dragons, the so-called Weapons Cave is where weapons were kept to defend the school. The room contains a locked wooden box that holds three daggers (two, after the events of Darkness of Dragons), one sword, and one club (or, as Qibli describes it, a "big stick").
First introduced in Darkness of Dragons, the Healing Center is where Clay teaches primary medicine and treatment. It contains a colored diagram of a dragon (MudWing), which shows where muscles are located in the body.
Taught by Webs, this class is meant to conduct an in-depth history of Pyrrhia to the attending students. The course is structured in units, with the first unit being Scorching and going chronologically throughout history afterward. The next known unit is 500 years after the Scorching, described as a rather chaotic period.
Herbs and Healing
Suggested by Peregrine and Tamarin sometime between Talons of Power and Darkness of Dragons, this class, taught by Clay, is meant to teach the basics of healing to students. The class is shown to outline dragon anatomy to students as a basis for learning proper technique and presumably teaches some botany, as "herbs" is in the title.
While not an official class, there is a music cave that dragonets visit as a part of their schedule to learn to play different instruments from across Pyrrhia through their intuition. As of Darkness of Dragons, there is no known teacher for this class yet.
Small Group Discussion Class
Though this class's official name isn't well known, nor is it known if this class even still exists, several of them were led by Tsunami, Clay, Starflight, and Sunny. It is meant as a bonding area for all the dragonets within a Winglet to become closer.
There is an art cave in the mountain, though the class does not have a known teacher. There are materials for weaving, sculpture, and painting, among other things. It was mentioned that the teachers could have also made small sculptures in there before school started, and several students (such as Mightyclaws) are sent there by Starflight to calm down and enjoy themselves in creating art of their own.
- Jade Mountain Academy is the first known school where dragons of all tribes are taught together.
- The school currently houses all the dragonets of destiny apart from Queen Glory.
- Books six through ten focus on Jade Mountain Academy, specifically the Jade Winglet.