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Athena Academy
Alternate Name Athenian Academy
Type Private Secondary School
Location Caprica City
Debut "Pilot"
Characters Zoe Graystone
Lacy Rand
Ben Stark
Clarice Willow
Jordan Duram
Keon Gatwick
Cultural References Athena

Athena Academy is a private, religious secondary school in Caprica City.


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



Sister Clarice Willow

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 convert students to Monotheism and to bring them into the STO. ("Pilot")

101 Monotheist Gesture

Lacy, Zoe and Ben make the Monotheist gesture upon their foreheads.

Clarice recruited student Ben Stark to the STO. He, in turn, recruited students Zoe Graystone and Lacy Rand. Pann was the first student Clarice recruited, then Hippolyta and Keon Gatwick. ("Pilot") ("Retribution") ("Gravedancing")

Revelation and Investigation[]

When Amanda Graystone announced at the MAGLEV Bombing Memorial Service that her daughter, Zoe, was the terrorist who blew up the MAGLEV train, that gave GDD Agent Jordan Duram the evidence he needed to obtain a search warrant for the school. After Amanda's revelation, many students heckled Lacy (Zoe's best friend) including Caston and Keon. ("Rebirth") ("Reins of a Waterfall")

103 Caston

Prefect Caston heckles Lacy.

Lacy met with Clarice in her office. Clarice told Lacy that Amanda's revelation gave them unwanted attention. She probed Lacy for information about Zoe's sentient avatar program. She lied to Lacy that she was Zoe's confessor and Zoe confided everything to her. She said that Lacy could tell her anything. Lacy was uncomfortable and left as soon as she could. ("Reins of a Waterfall")

When Duram obtained the search warrant for the lockers at the Academy and Zoe Graystone's residence (any place she might have kept evidence of her involvement with the bombing), he informed Gara Singh, director of the Global Defense Department investigators. Singh cautioned him to “keep it tasteful,” as Duram planned to bring reporters with him. At home, Clarice received a phone call alerting her to the impending raid. She left, purposefully bumping into a businessman on the street and picking his pocket for an e-sheet that she used to tip-off Keon at the Academy.

Keon cleared bomb equipment out of his locker. Duram, Agent Youngblood, GDD investigators and the media arrived at the school. Lacy (who now knows that Keon is STO) tried to speak with Keon, but he ignored her and left. After the GDD departed, Clarice sent the traumatized students home. The lockers had been ransacked and the school was a wreck. Clarice broke down crying. ("Gravedancing")

School Directory[]

Athena Academy Exterior



Additional Images[]

Behind the Scenes[]

Filming Locations[]

  • 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. "Pilot. Unrated, Extended Edition". Commentary, Ibid, 51:40-51:48.