Kadic Junior High School, also known as Kadic Academy, is a combined junior high and high school located in Sceaux, a suburb of Paris, France. It is heavily based on Collège (junior high school) or Lycée (high school) Lakanal, a real school that exists in Sceaux. The name "Kadic" is a tribute to the American novelist, Philip Kindred Dick; also known as Philip K. Dick, which sounds similar to Kadic.
Kadic Academy is where the Lyoko Warriors attend school, as well as a multitude of other characters in the show, and it is the main setting to the show, other than the Factory. The school was built in the early 1900s, as stated in the episode Is Anybody Out There?, though the novels claim the school was actually built in the 1870s. It's possible that the school was founded in the 1870s, but the current building for it was built in the early 1900s.
Kadic is made up of various buildings, most of them connected to one another, others not. These buildings include the Dormitory Building, the Science Building, the cafeteria, the Administrative Building, and various other locations. Kadic also has a park, a track and a Recreation Room (opened in Wreck Room) for the students in their free time.
Kadic seems to function as both a day school and a boarding school; a majority of the students seem to live on campus, but there are also a significant number of students also commute to the school, one of those students being Yumi, who lives at home with her parents and younger brother Hiroki. Classes occur 6 days a week, as stated by Ulrich in the episodes Marabounta and Contact, and there are no classes on holidays, Saturday afternoons, or Sundays. Students are allowed to leave the grounds with permission. The sewers connect it to the Factory. There are various entrances to the sewers as well, though the one in the park is the most used. There is also a tunnel from the Boiler Room.
The school is also racially and culturally diverse, containing many people who are French-African or those of Japanese, Chinese, German, Turkish, Italian, and Indian origin. The school hosts runs a number of clubs, ranging from the Pencak Silat classes taken by Ulrich and Yumi (and taught by Jim) to the film club run by Gustave Chardin, of which Odd is a member. Other clubs include the photo club and the drama club. Kadic also has its own newspaper, dubbed The Kadic News, run by Milly and Tamiya.
Jean Pierre Delmas is the principal and Jim Morales is the campus supervisor, one of Mr. Delmas's advisers, perhaps a former student. Suzanne Hertz is the other adviser, in which she replaced Franz Hopper as science teacher after he mysteriously disappeared in 1994.
As with most schools, Kadic Academy has a very strict policy on the teachers, usually for the safety and protection of both teachers and students. This policy was violated in the episode Code: Earth, when Jim pushed Jeremie down a stairwell to get him to stop running, breaking his ankle. Jim was subsequently fired by Jean-Pierre Delmas because of the policy violation.
The school is a private school, and therefore it costs a lot of money to go there, it has the right to select its students, and is funded in whole or in part by charging students' tuition, rather than relying on mandatory taxation through public (government) funding.
Once a year, a Council of Representatives meets to discuss the academic progress of the students. The representatives are Mr. Delmas, Mrs. Hertz, Jim Morales, Gustave Chardin, several background characters, and the 8th grade representative. The representative was Odd as of Lyoko Minus One. The committee was shown in Nobody in Particular.
Seasons 1-4 and prequel
Look for Lycée Lakanal. It's near the factory.