1 (establecimiento) academy; (Escol) (private) school
la Real Academia the Spanish Academy; la Real Academia de la Historia the Spanish Academy of History
academia de baile dance school
academia de comercio business school
academia de idiomas language school
academia de música school of music; conservatoire
academia militar military academy
In Spain academias are private schools catering for students of all ages and levels outside normal school and working hours. Some specialize in particular skills such as computing, languages and music while others offer extra tuition in core school subjects and syllabuses. For people hoping to do well enough in the oposiciones to get a post in the public sector, there are academias offering special preparatory courses for these notoriously difficult competitive examinations.