Athena Academy
Located in Caprica City
Debut "Pilot"
Significance Private Secondary School
Characters Zoe Graystone
Lacy Rand
Ben Stark
Clarice Willow
Jordan Duram
Keon Gatwick

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.

The academy is the educational institution that Zoe Graystone was attending at the time of her death. ("Pilot")

GDD InvestigationEdit

Athena Academy Exterior

Athena Academy

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")





Behind the ScenesEdit


The academy is sometimes referred to as the "Athenian Academy." ("Pilot")

Filming LocationsEdit

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)

Cultural ReferencesEdit


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.