In the final game, the school will be referred to as an academy rather than as a high school. The school and town will be separated by a winding trail surrounded by trees so that when Ayano is in school, she will not be able to see the town. This is to keep the framerate up, as the town will then not have to be rendered.
Akademi is a very famous high school, as it is synonymous with Harvard or Yale within the world of Yandere Simulator.
Every student will wear the default school uniform unless customized by the player.
The school size is 145×192 as of December 1st, 2018.
There are easels set up around the room, as well as bookshelves and posters. There is also, a blackboard on the right wall and a pedestal in the center of the room. In the future, it will be used for classes.
There are bathrooms in the eastern wing of every floor of the school. Students clean the toilets during cleaning time. The toilet stalls can be used to hide corpses, to drown students, and to also eliminate your current rival in the future.
The cafeteria is an area in the school where students go to gossip. This room is located on the second floor in the south wing of the school. Two vending machines that the player can buy drinks from are located at the back of the room. A trash can is located between these two machines. Two miniature walls are separating two lunch tables, with two benches in between.
Each classroom has fifteen desks and two doors: one at the back of the room and one next to the teacher's desk. Currently, all of the classrooms look the same. Ayano can go to her classroom to distribute study points in the morning and after lunch. If Ayano is caught multiple times in the wrong classroom this will get her sent to the guidance counselor and will end by Ayano being suspended or she will be able to convince the counselor she didn't mean to.
The Confession Tree is the cherry tree that sits on a hill behind the main building of Akademi High School; this is where a rival confesses their love to Senpai. If Ayano succeeds in eliminating all rivals, she will confess her love here. If she fails on eliminating her rivals she won't have Senpai and will result in a game over.
Students in the Cooking Club will use this room after school to prepare and eat food. When part of the club, the player can make food for other students to increase the player's reputation. Shoku Tsuburaya is the substitute of the club. The future president will be Amai Odayaka.
The guidance counselor currently resides here. The player can report their rival to the counselor once a day to get the rival expelled. The player can also get sent to her office by misbehaving in front of Teachers and the Student Council.
Members of the drama club meet here before going to the backstage area of the gymnasium. If a memorial service has taken place, the Drama Club will spend their morning in their clubroom. Six masks are used to hide Ayano's identity and a table with gloves to frame students for murder. The Magical Girl Wand, the Fantasy Sword, and the Sword are also found here. The substitute club leader is Tsuruzo Yamazaki, while the future president is Kizana Sunobu.
Dumpsters are found at the back of the school, and Ayano can push students off from the rooftop into them. Two cassette tapes and a garbage bag can be found here. Ayano can place garbage bags inside the dumpster to cover up the body. Delinquents will guard the dumpsters from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM, and from 1:15 PM to 1:30 PM.
The faculty room is where teachers and other school faculty members will go to. There are several desks with books, papers, and bookshelves. The player can steal an answer sheet from one of the desks as part of a scheme from Info-chan to get the current rival expelled.
The fountain is located in the middle of the plaza in the school, surrounded by benches and cherry trees. The player can drown a student in the fountain. It is the place where Senpai sits and reads before and after school.
In the front area of Akademi High School, there is the main gate and the side gate. When it is not class time, the gym teacher stands near the entrance. Most of the students enter the school through here. There's a button that you can press to close the school gate.
In the future, the gym will be used for Senpai-Rival interaction events, some club activities, and performances. A baseball bat and dumbbells can be found next to a wall of the gymnasium if the player joins the Sports Club. The gymnasium is also the meeting place for the Sports Club, and the Drama Club uses the stage and backstage area for rehearsing an upcoming play. It can also be used for kidnapping female students. It is where a memorial service takes place when a student dies.
The Hedge Maze serves no purpose currently, but when Osana Najimi has been implemented it'll be used to complete her task. Most of the manga is in here, but not all of them. If the player tells a student to Go away the student goes in the hedge maze.
The incinerator is a machine that Ayano can use to dispose of evidence and corpses. It is located in the disposal area near the northwest side of the school, to the right of the dumpster. Delinquents will guard the incinerator from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM, and from 1:15 PM to 1:30 PM.
The infirmary is where the nurse is located. There are several beds, tables, cabinets, chairs, a couch, a desk, and emetic poison. A syringe, tranquilizer, and emetic poison are located here for use in a kidnapping. You can also rest on one of the cots after being beaten up by a Delinquent. Students that have been poisoned with Headache poison will go there and ask for painkillers, or if they were unknowingly given a sedative t will go and rest there. Otohiko Meichi will rest at there every day during lunchtime.
The students in the Light Music Club will use this room to practice instruments after school. At the back of the room, there is a cello case, mirror, and Mr. Jazzy Feet. Miyuji Shan is the current leader of the Light Music Club. When part of the club, you can activate a music minigame to gain reputation points.
The locker room is where students go before and after school to swap their outdoor shoes for their indoor shoes, and vice versa.Ayano can leave a note in lockers to arrange a meeting if certain requirements are met.
The students in the Occult Club use this room before and after school. Ayano will be able to partake in this club's activities and meetings if she joins. The ritual knife is located in a crack in the skull on the pedestal in this room. Players can find a candle beside the pedestal to Burning other students. The player can access the demonic ritual here. The room has not been fully implemented yet.
Students in the Science Club use this room after school for scientific purposes. If the player joins the club, then they will have access to a small Science Vacuum to clean up blood and blowtorches to cauterize a corpse's injuries and stop them from bleeding.
The Shower Room and all its contents are in a building separate from the rest of the school. Students will bathe here if their uniforms are ruined. Ayano can also go here to get a new uniform and to wash the blood off herself. There is currently a male shower room, but Ayano cannot enter it under normal means as of now. The bullies will also get dressed ready to sunbathe at lunchtime. On Thursday, Osana will join them, which gives Ayano the chance to eliminate her.
There are multiple storage rooms. Six of them are found across the school. The members of the Science Club will make regular trips to the closets to collect supplies. The storage room on the right of the first floor holds various Easter Eggs.
Two vending machines are located on the second floor. Ayano can buy soft drinks here. They were added just for fun and there is no limit to the number of drinks that can be bought. They also currently have no use as of now. There is a Trash Can located between the two machines. However, Hazu Kashibuchi’s task revolves around the vending machines.
As of the October 8th, 2015 Build, the player can access Akademi High School's social media page. Here Ayano can write and read messages, and spread rumors about students.
The symbol in the center of the pink flower is saikou (最高), which means "best". With the arrows pointing in many directions, the logo means "the best in all ways" or "the best at everything". Currently, this logo can only be seen on the Akademi High's front gate and social media page.
Ten Mysterious Tapes can be found randomly across the campus. Ayano can collect them and listen to them in the Computer Lab to learn more about the lore of the school.
When walking or running around, the environment flashes due to certain camera angles.
The original layout of the school was based on Yasogami High School from Persona 4.
Ayano may be able to call the school to explain that she is "sick" if she misses a day of school because of torturing a student.
The reason why there are no security cameras is that the school cares about its reputation. They don't want to create an image of a school where students are in danger, need protection, or surveillance.
The police and the media stay away from the school because the headmaster bribes the police as said in Mysterious Tape #2.
The name of the school is similar to the Japanese katakana spelling for "academy": Akademī (アカデミー).
YandereDev thinks there should be an option for the player to press a button and see a map of the school. However, he won’t prepare something like this until the school is 100% final. (Which in the recent builds is the "Space" key.
The second kanji on the school logo, "高", is sometimes used as an abbreviation of the Chinese word for high school, "高等学校". This may or may not be intentional.