Academy

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The School of Athens, fresco by Raphael (1509–1510), of an idealized academy

An academy (Greek ἀκαδημία) is an institution of higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded about 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, north of Athens, Greece.