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The academy St. Lucia first appears in the first season of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, episode 16. It is a boarding school for smarter girls. It is located near the village of Hinamizawa. People known to attend the school are Sonozaki Shion, Kosaka Mizuho, and Yukari. Shion was sent to the academy because she was seen as a burden to the Sonozaki house, while her twin Sonozaki Mion is only allowed to go to the small school in Hinamizawa. The Academy is shown for the first time at the beginning of Meakashi-hen when Shion escapes from the school.