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For the song featured in School Daze - Part 1, see School of Friendship (song).
Exterior view of the School of Friendship S8E1
The School of Friendship is a private school[1] established by Twilight Sparkle in School Daze - Part 1 as a way to educate different ponies and creatures from Equestria and beyond about the Magic of Friendship. It is called the Magical School of Friendship in some merchandise and Twilight School in some other media.

Development

The School of Friendship was previewed in a 2018 "MY LITTLE PONY SERIES" image within Hasbro 2017 Investor Day webcast presentations from August 3, 2017.[2][3]

Depiction in the series

Twilight Sparkle starts addressing the students S8E1
The school makes its debut in the two-part season eight premiere School Daze. It is located adjacent to the Castle of Friendship. After receiving approval from Chancellor Neighsay and the Equestria Education Assocation to open the school, Twilight Sparkle appoints her friends as its faculty, and Sandbar, Gallus, Yona, Smolder, Ocellus, and Silverstream are among the students who enroll.

At the end of Part 1, Neighsay shuts the school down, having been led to believe only ponies would be allowed to enroll, and not agreeing with the decision to allow other creatures to attend. With encouragement from her friends, Twilight reopens the school in Part 2 as an independent institution outside the EEA's purview.

Beginning with The Maud Couple, the school is prominently featured in the series' theme song, replacing most of Ponyville.

The school makes minor appearances in Fake It 'Til You Make It, where Rarity asks Twilight Sparkle and Starlight Glimmer if they could run the Rarity For You boutique in Manehattan. Later, Smoky, Softpad, and Smoky Jr. approach Spike and Twilight in the latter's office to tell them about Fluttershy's personality changes.

In Grannies Gone Wild, Rainbow Dash briefly tells the students about what the Wonderbolts told her about the Wild Blue Yonder in Las Pegasus.

In Horse Play, Twilight holds a play at the school to celebrate Princess Celestia's "ones-versary," and Celestia briefly takes acting lessons at the school.

In Non-Compete Clause, Fluttershy is voted by the students as the school's most popular teacher. Following a field trip, the students later vote for Rainbow Dash and Applejack to be the school's next Teacher of the Month.

In Molt Down, Spike accidentally takes over a tour for Pinkie Pie, showing a group around the school.

In Marks for Effort, the Cutie Mark Crusaders attempt to get themselves enrolled in the school, but are refused, due to already knowing all about friendship. They then tutor a struggling student, Cozy Glow, who intentionally fails a test to try and make it look like the Crusaders need to attend the school. This backfires, as Twilight believes the Crusaders intentionally set up Cozy to fail. Cozy confesses the truth to guidance counselor Starlight, and the Crusaders are given honorary diplomas, and an offer to become official friendship tutors for the school.

The school is briefly seen at the beginning of The Mean 6 when a photographer (actually Queen Chrysalis in disguise) arrives to take pictures of Twilight and her friends.

Other depictions

Storybooks

In the adaptation Meet the New Class, "Princess Twilight Sparkle is opening a School of Friendship!"[4][5]

Promotional material

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Commercials

Derpy, White Lightning, Spike, Yona, Silverstream, Ocellus, Gallus, Smolder, seapony Silver Stream, Dr. Hooves, Sprinkle Medley, Sweetie Drops, "Rhythm / Night Shade", Meadow Song, Cloud Kicker, "Mango Juice", another Cloud Kicker, Lemon Hearts, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, and Rarity appear at the School of Friendship in Saved by My Friends; Hasbro's YouTube video description refers to the school as Twilight School.[7]

Merchandise

Twilight Sparkle Magical School of Friendship playset
Two School of Friendship-themed playsets are slated for release in Fall 2018: the "Twilight Sparkle Magical School of Friendship" playset, which includes a Twilight figure, and the "Pinkie Pie Beats & Treats Magical Classroom" playset, which includes a Pinkie Pie figure.[8]

Notable characters

School of Friendship group photo S8E2

Faculty

Students

Gallery

Twilight glowing in front of her students S8E2

School of Friendship image gallery

References

  1. Nicole Dubuc (2018-06-02). Private school - open to all ages and teaching a different curriculum than Miss Cheerilee's.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 June 2.
  2. PresentationPC2 (2017-08-03). PowerPoint Presentation. Retrieved on 2017 August 4.
  3. PresentationPC2 (2017-08-03). PowerPoint Presentation. Retrieved on 2017 August 4.
  4. My Little Pony: Meet the New Class. Hachette Book Group. Retrieved on 2018 April 4.
  5. My Little Pony: Meet the New Class. Hachette Book Group. Retrieved on 2018 April 4.
  6. Watch Season 8 of Friendship is Magic on.... Facebook (2018-04-12). Retrieved on 2018 April 14.
  7. MLP: Friendship is Magic - 'Saved by My Friends' ⏰ Season 8 Official Sneak Peek. YouTube (2018-03-23). Retrieved on 2018 March 25.
  8. "Selbach, Sarah" (2018-02-13). MLP Core 2018 Product Descriptions US.pdf. Retrieved on 2018 February 16.
  9. Jim Miller (2018-05-22). Big Jim on Twitter: "He’s essentially TS’s executive assistant.… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 May 22.