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The official emblem of Tokiwadai.

Tokiwadai Middle School (常盤台中学 Tokiwadai Chūgaku?) is a prestigious girls’ middle school. Of the currently named schools in Academy City, it is the one containing the most characters in the series.


It is one of the five most prestigious schools of Academy City and is said to be the most renowned girls’ school in the world. It is also mentioned that it had once sparked an international incident for refusing to admit a girl from a royal family because she wasn’t good enough.[1]

Currently, Unabara Mitsuki's grandmother is the director/administrator of the school.[2]

Student Demographics[]

The entry requirement is esper ability Level 3 or higher, and the school currently contains a total of around 180 students.[3] Of the 180 students, there are currently 2 Level 5 espers, 47 Level 4 espers, 1 Level 2 esper,[Notes 1] and the rest being Level 3 espers.[4]


The uniforms worn by all Tokiwadai students seen so far have been comprised of a short-sleeved white dress shirt worn under a light brown vest with the school emblem on the left side. For bottoms, the girls wear dark tan pocketed skirts that reach halfway down their thighs. There seems to be no uniform requirement for socks or shoes and other additions, such as Mikoto's shorts.

In Volume 12, it is mentioned like all other schools in Academy City Tokiwadai has a separate set of uniform for winter time as opposed to summer. It comprises of a tan buttoned jumper (a shade darker than the summer vest) and a checkered blue skirt with black and tan criss-crossing lines.

Tokiwadai Middle School's rules state that students are not allowed to wear casual clothes inside the school or in the dormitory as it is still part of the school.[5]


Front view of Tokiwadai.

Tokiwadai is located in the School Garden, an area inside Academy City consisting of Tokiwadai and four other girl's schools, with a shopping area dedicated to the rich young girls.

The school is fairly large, other than the main building which probably holds its classrooms and a library, it also holds a track and field area and also a large swimming pool (which is used by staff to measure Mikoto's power). The school also contains a showering area.

Tokiwadai has two dormitories, one of them is outside of the School Garden and where Misaka Mikoto and Shirai Kuroko reside in, and the other one which is in the School Garden where Kongou Mitsuko takes residence.

Judgment 003 Branch Office[]

The school building has its own Judgment branch or room within the campus. Shirai Kuroko is a member and assists the office.[6]

Returning Bath Facility[]

Returning Bath Facility (帰様の浴院 Kaeri-sama no Yokuin)?) is one of the three bathing facilities to be found in Tokiwadai Middle School. It is a subsidiary of the school, and is used exclusively for students to clean themselves up.


Mikoto, Kuroko, and Kazari in the shower room.

It is as large as five classrooms, and there are close to 90 showerheads. Each of them is separated by white partition boards and a sliding door. The doors aren't as big as the boards, which only hide the chest down to the thigh of an averaged sized middle school student from Tokiwadai.[7]

In the anime adaptations, the shower room seems to be smaller due to perspective restrictions, showing only the shower partitions near to the wall. However, it serves the same purpose as it is in the novels. It has advanced shower controls, lockers, tables for glasses and drinks, cabinets for various bathing implements, as well as ornamental plants, and seats for students to sit on.[8]


Other than the usual events the school participates in like the Daihasei Festival. Tokiwadai seem to hold a Midsummer Festival which is held in the dormitory that is not in the School Garden, here the students are to wear maid ensembles and have them welcome and serve guests, they give and invite the guests in demonstrations like flower arrangement, sewing, etc., and at the end of the festival someone from the festival is to give a performance. The festival is first seen in episode 19 of the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun anime where Misaka Mikoto was voted to give the performance.


It is not known exactly how many factions there are in Tokiwadai, however, it is known that a Faction (派閥 hapatsu?, lit. faction or clique) is an organization that functions like a scholar club.[1]

Factions are outlets for a group of students with similar goals to gather in school, to request for facilities and funding from the school’s board of directors, and to finally strike it big in a national event. Just by this definition alone, maybe a faction isn’t that much different from a school’s social club. Larger factions will get more contacts, funding, and inside information, so most of these outstanding students in their areas of specialties have a faction backing them; the more accomplished the faction is, the better the reputation the faction holds, which means that they have a higher influence and can gather greater power than other factions, even to the point where the strongest factions can have power and influence outside the school.[1]

Shirai Kuroko pointed out that factions "protect" their own positions and thus if a powerful individual outside the school starts gathering members for some purpose, it's likely that a faction or several of them will try to hamper such act. The largest faction in Tokiwadai belongs to Shokuhou Misaki, who is even known as "the Queen of Tokiwadai".[9]

At the start of Mikoto and Shokuhou's first year at Tokiwadai, the school was dominated by the three cliques, the 'big three'. In order of descending size, they were the Sha Clique (沙派閥?), the Mikagami Clique (水鏡派閥?) and the Hasekura Clique (支倉派閥?).[10]

The leader of the largest clique typically gets a nickname like "Queen" or "Empress".[9][Other references for "Queen" Shokuhou?][10] One coveted title, given to the leader of a clique that remains the largest for over a year and until her graduation, is Majesty (永代姫君マジェスティ Eien Himegimi (Majesuti)?, lit. Eternal Princess). One who earns the title is said to be guaranteed a successful career, including a spot on the city's Board of Directors. At the time the two Level 5s entered the school, Sha Danshan was said to be closest to the title.[10]

Known cliques/factions which have been present in Tokiwadai include:

Name Leader Details
Shokuhou Clique Shokuhou Misaki The largest clique in Tokiwadai as of the present day.

Known members are Hokaze Junko (acting leader), Kobayashi Satori, Sakibasu Yuri, and Makigami Komaki.

Sha Clique Sha Danshan First of the 'big three' cliques one year before the present. The largest at the time, its leader Sha Danshan was in her second year and said to be the closest to the title of "Majesty" at the time.[10]

Sha and her clique believed that the gifted had a duty to do volunteer work (such as buying and greening deserts) and its members were dedicated to service, earning them popularity and power. It was suggested that their efforts might have been to thank for Tokiwadai being considered one of the top five schools. It was also suggested that the secret to Sha's popularity might have been the protective desire inspired by her weakness and frailty, having a weak constitution and being nicknamed the "Infirmary Empress".[10]

Known member is Lily.

Mikagami Clique Mikagami Nagisa Second of the 'big three' cliques one year before the present. Its leader, Mikagami Nagisa, was in her third year at the time.[10]

The Mikagami Clique was apparently made up of students who were mostly drawn to her oil control ability and sought her to fulfill their own desires (such as manipulating fat in their body to enhance their bust or slim them down), with Mikagami only doing this for those who contributed the most to her clique. Out of the three, this clique was said to be working the hardest to get results.[10]

Known members are Kazan'in and Kakuzume.

Hasekura Clique Hasekura Reiri Third of the 'big three' cliques one year before the present. The oldest of the three but overtaken by the other two (supposedly without intending to), its leader Hasekura Reiri was in her third year.[10]

It was described by one of its members as a carnivorous clique, with members willing to throw others under the bus to succeed.[10]

Known members include Kessai Kiyoshi, Misaka Mikoto's former roommate, Enjou, and two girls who later joined Shokuhou Misaki's clique. At least one member was in the art club and capable of repairing a statue.[11]

Gaouin Clique Gaouin Tsukasa Gaouin Tsukasa is the current Vice President of Tokiwadai Middle School's Student Council. Her clique is supporting her in running for President of the Student Council in the upcoming elections.[12]



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Arc divisions

Toaru Majutsu no Index[]

Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index[]

Element Arc[]

Main article: Element Arc

On December 8th, Tokiwadai was heavily damaged by an attack by Kihara Yuiitsu and the Elements.[13]

Kamisato Rescue Arc[]

Main article: Kamisato Rescue Arc

On December 9th, Tokiwadai had been looted by individuals who took advantage of the damage to School Garden, the exhausted and wounded students, and the immobilization of law enforcement in the aftermath of the Elements and the heat wave.[14] With the school unusable, the students were moved to the 'Hospital' shelter at Heaven Canceller's Hospital.[15]

Aleister Crowley Arc[]

Main article: Aleister Crowley Arc

On December 11th, repairs to Tokiwadai were underway,[16] however the school structure had broken down and lessons were subsequently not taking place elsewhere.[17]

Coronzon Arc[]

Main article: Coronzon Arc

Following the evacuation of Academy City on December 12th, the students of Tokiwadai went to the Indonesian island of Bali.[18]

Kamijou Arc[]

Main article: Kamijou Arc

Following Academy City's recovery, Tokiwadai students reunited with Misaka Mikoto and Shokuhou Misaki at the airport in School District 23.[19][20]

Souyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index[]

Christmas Eve Arc[]

Main article: Christmas Eve Arc

At the night of Christmas Eve, Tokiwadai students were gathering up trash from the Academy City for outside special service work.[21]

List of notable students[]

Image Name Level Year Clique Ability Notes
Misaka.png Misaka Mikoto 5 2nd N/A Railgun Ace of Tokiwadai, #3 of Level 5
Shokuhou Misaki in Winter Clothing (Anime).png Shokuhou Misaki 5 2nd Shokuhou Clique
Mental Out Queen of Tokiwadai, #5 of Level 5
Shirai Kuroko Winter Clothing (Anime).png Shirai Kuroko 4 1st N/A Teleport Member of Judgment
Kongou Mitsuko in Winter Clothing (Anime).png Kongou Mitsuko 4 2nd N/A Aero Hand
Kirifu Megumi (Anime).png Kirifu Megumi 4 2nd N/A Telekinesis
Hokaze Junko Winter Clothing (Anime).png Hokaze Junko 4 3rd Shokuhou Clique Rampage Dress Acting leader of Shokuhou Clique
Yumiya Iruka Color (Astral Buddy).png Yumiya Iruka 4 3rd N/A Wave Conductor
Awatsuki Maaya RailgunT (Anime).png Awatsuki Maaya 3 1st N/A Float Dial Member of Tokiwadai Swimming Team
Wannai Kinuho RailgunT (Anime).png Wannai Kinuho 3 1st N/A Hydro Hand Member of Tokiwadai Swimming Team
Kobayashi Satori (Anime).png Kobayashi Satori 3 3rd Shokuhou Clique Telepathy
Template Placeholder other.png Usukinu Yasumi 3 1st N/A Insulation
Mitsuari Ayu profile.jpg Mitsuari Ayu 3 N/A N/A Mental Stinger Former Student
Houjou Arei (Astral Buddy).png Houjou Arei 2[Notes 1] 3rd N/A Whisper Bell Technical Exchange Student
Maybe Natsumi.png Natsumi At least 3 Unknown Unknown Unknown
Template Placeholder other.png Andou At least 3 Unknown N/A Unknown
Makigami Komaki (Astral Buddy).png Makigami Komaki At least 3 1st Shokuhou Clique Unknown Member of Judgment
Sakibasu Yuri.jpg Sakibasu Yuri At least 3 1st Shokuhou Clique Carbon Search
Template Placeholder other.png Inori At least 3 Unknown N/A Unknown, psychological power involving emotion manipulation
Shinenkouji Rurikakesu.png Shin'enkouji Rurikakesu At least 3 2nd [Notes 2] N/A Unknown
Sha Tanshan.png Sha Danshan At least 3 2nd [Notes 2] Sha Clique
Mikagami Nagisa.png Mikagami Nagisa At least 3 3rd [Notes 2] Mikagami Clique
Oil manipulation ability
Hasekura Reiri.png Hasekura Reiri At least 3 3rd [Notes 2] Hasekura Clique
Kessai Kiyoshi.png Kessai Kiyoshi At least 3 1st [Notes 2] Hasekura Clique Unknown
Enjou.png Enjou At least 3 Unknown [Notes 2] Hasekura Clique Unknown
Kazan'in.png Kazan'in At least 3 Unknown [Notes 2] Mikagami Clique Unknown
Gaouin Tsukasa.png Gaouin Tsukasa At least 3 Unknown Gaouin Clique
Unknown Vice President of Tokiwadai's Student Council
Kakuzume.png Kakuzume At least 3 Unknown [Notes 2] Mikagami Clique Keratin Control
Lily.png Lily At least 3 2nd [Notes 2] Sha Clique Unknown
Animal-type Psychometrist.png N/A At least 3 Unknown Unknown Animal-type Psychometrist
Ponytail (Shokuhou's Clique, Anime).png N/A At least 3 Unknown Shokuhou Clique Unknown Former member of Hasekura Clique [Notes 2]
Yurufuwa wave (Shokuhou's Clique, Anime).png N/A At least 3 Unknown Shokuhou Clique Unknown Bumble Bee Unit of Shokuhou Clique
Long pigtails (Shokuhou's Clique, Anime).png N/A At least 3 Unknown Shokuhou Clique Unknown Bumble Bee Unit of Shokuhou Clique
Long hair with glasses (Shokuhou's Clique, Anime).png N/A At least 3 Unknown Shokuhou Clique Unknown Former member of Hasekura Clique [Notes 2], Wasp Unit of Shokuhou Clique
Short pigtails (Shokuhou's Clique, Anime).png N/A At least 3 Unknown Shokuhou Clique Unknown Wasp Unit of Shokuhou Clique
Short hair (Shokuhou's Clique, Anime).png N/A At least 3 Unknown Shokuhou Clique Unknown

List of notable staff[]

Concept Art[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Houjou Arei is only Level 2, but because of her highly specialized skills and her ability to apply her power she was considered to be equivalent to a Level 3. Because of this, she was allowed to enter Tokiwadai Middle School.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 1 year ago



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Tokiwadai Middle School
Misaka.png Shirai Kuroko Winter Clothing (Anime).png Kongou Mitsuko in Winter Clothing (Anime).png Shokuhou Misaki in Winter Clothing (Anime).png
Misaka Mikoto Shirai Kuroko Kongou Mitsuko Shokuhou Misaki
Awatsuki Maaya RailgunT (Anime).png Wannai Kinuho RailgunT (Anime).png Kirifu Megumi (Anime).png Kobayashi Satori (Anime).png
Awatsuki Maaya Wannai Kinuho Kirifu Megumi Kobayashi Satori
Hokaze Junko Winter Clothing (Anime).png Template Placeholder other.png Yumiya Iruka Color (Astral Buddy).png Makigami Komaki (Astral Buddy).png
Hokaze Junko Usukinu Yasumi Yumiya Iruka Makigami Komaki
Maybe Natsumi.png Sakibasu Yuri (Navbox).jpg Houjou Arei (Astral Buddy).png Kessai Kiyoshi.png
Natsumi Sakibasu Yuri Houjou Arei Kessai Kiyoshi
Shinenkouji Rurikakesu.png Sha Tanshan.png Mikagami Nagisa.png Hasekura Reiri.png
Shin'enkouji Rurikakesu Sha Danshan Mikagami Nagisa Hasekura Reiri
Kazan'in.png Template Placeholder other.png Template Placeholder other.png Enjou.png
Kazan'in Andou Inori Enjou
Gaouin Tsukasa.png Kakuzume.png Lily.png
Gaouin Tsukasa Kakuzume Lily
Ryoukan.png Watanabe (Anime).png
Tokiwadai Dorm Supervisor Watanabe
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Academy City
Inhabitants Faculty and StaffStudents
Factions and Organizations Board of Directors (Board Chairman) • JudgmentAnti-SkillCooperative InstitutionsUseful SpiderSkill-Out
Locations School Districts School District 1 (Administration) • School District 2 (Military & Law Enforcement Training) • School District 3 (Outsider Accommodation) • School District 4 (Food) • School District 5 (Universities and junior colleges) • School District 6 (Recreation) • School District 7 (Middle & High Schools, Student Accommodations, Hospitals) • School District 8 (Faculty Accommodation) • School District 9 (Industrial and fine arts) • School District 10School District 11 (Goods transfer) • School District 12 (Theology) • School District 13 (Kindergarten and primary schools) • School District 14 (Overseas Students) • School District 15 (Shopping & Mass Communication) • School District 16 (Commerce) • School District 17 (Industry) • School District 18School District 19School District 20 (Sports and athletics) • School District 21 (Water storage & Observatory) • School District 22 (Underground development) • School District 23 (Aerospace)
Other Notable Locations School District 7: Windowless BuildingHeaven Canceller's HospitalA Certain High SchoolKamijou ResidenceSchool Garden (Tokiwadai Middle School)
Other: Imaginary Number DistrictReformatoryExternal Connection Terminals
Power Curriculum Program Esper (Level 0Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5Level 6 (SYSTEM)) • Personal RealityEsper AbilitiesAIMSystem ScanLevel 6 ExperimentsParameter List
Notable Technology Tree DiagramHikoboshi IIBankAirshipCleaning RobotSecurity RobotWind TurbinePowered SuitNanodeviceSupersonic Passenger PlaneHard Science
Events (Timeline) Regular DaihaseisaiIndependence DayIchihanaransaiSummer City Flood Prevention ProgramAnti-Crime Orientation
Other 0930 IncidentInterceptor ShowAvignon Cleanup OperationWorld War IIIDecember Heatwave48 Hours to Restore OrderEvacuation of Academy CityOperation Handcuffs
Other ScienceExperiments and ProjectsChild ErrorMagic-Science TreatyAcademy City Military
See also: Dark Side of Academy City