|Located in||Caprica City|
|Significance||Private Secondary School|
|Characters|| Zoe Graystone|
The Athena Academy is a private, religious secondary school in Caprica City. It is dedicated to their patroness, the goddess Athena. Although officially polytheistic, the school is open to all forms of worship including the belief in a singular god.
The academy is run by headmistress, Sister Clarice Willow.
In actuality, Clarice is a Monotheist who runs a Soldiers of the One (STO) terrorist cell. She uses her position at the academy to covertly recruit converts to monotheism, and to bring them into the STO.
Agent Jordan Duram informs Gara Singh, director of the Global Defense Department investigators, that he has obtained a search warrant for the lockers of the Athena Academy and Zoe Graystone's residence. Singh cautions him to “keep it tasteful,” as Duram plans to bring reporters with him. At home, Clarice Willow receives a phone call alerting her to the impending raid. She leaves, purposefully bumping into a businessman and picking his pocket for an e-sheet that she uses to tip-off Keon Gatwick at the Academy.
Keon clears bomb equipment out of his locker. Duram, Agent Youngblood, the GDD investigators and the media arrive at the school. Lacy Rand tries to speak with Keon, but he leaves. After the GDD depart, Clarice sends the traumatized students home. The lockers have been ransacked and the school is a wreck. Clarice kneels down to the floor, bangs the lockers in frustration and cries. ("Gravedancing")
- Zoe Graystone, student
- Lacy Rand, student
- Ben Stark, student
- Keon Gatwick, student
- Pann, graduate
- Hippolyta, graduate
- Sister Clarice Willow, headmistress
Behind the ScenesEdit
The academy is sometimes referred to as the "Athenian Academy." ("Pilot")
Exteriors were filmed at the School of Theology, University of British Columbia, Robson Square Campus - 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (1)
Interiors were filmed at a former nunnery, per director Jeffrey Reiner. (2)
1. "Pilot - Unrated, Extended Edition." Caprica: Season 1.0, created by Ronald D. Moore and Remi Aubuchon, commentary by Director Jeffrey Reiner, Executive Producer/Writer Ronald D. Moore and Executive Producer David Eick, episode 101, Syfy, 2010, disc one, 09:16-09:22.
2. Ibid, 51:40-51:48.