The Academy is a three story pagoda, well-maintained despite the many years of lesson-induced damage and climate-based degradation. It is located near man-fashioned forests on the cliff of one of Cloud's more majestic mountains. It has educated generations of loyal servants and all of Cloud's most famous leaders with its wide variety of classes ranging from basic training to the advanced techniques utilized by specialized ANBU squads. The Dojo Annex, recently re-opened to the entire shinobi population, was once built by a student, has since been expanded heavily to a high-quality training facility where shinobi can train, practice dueling, or run an obstacle courses with over a half-million different configurations.
The many and varied testing zones of the Academy are used to prepare its students for the exam trials to become a Genin. Sometimes exams are even held in these locations, giving students who have practiced an advantage over those who have not.