Alfea is under the direction of Ms. Faragonda, who is the headmistress. Here faires learn how to use magic for good. Most of the students from Alfea are between ages of 16-19 (with the exception of Stella who has 20 years but she has to repeat due the incident in the laboratory).
Fairy students come to Alfea to learn how to cast spells, create enchanted auras and make magical potions.
Potionology, metamorphosimbiosis, magiphilosophy and good manners... are among the complex subjects taught in the school by very skilled, strict and demanding teachers. Thanks to these lessons, the aspiring teenage fairies learn how to use and improve their powers in order to fight against evil in the name of equality, brotherhood and justice.
The Alfea students live within the school itself, which has an enormous, well stocked library, classroom, and a Magical Archive where the most important secrets of Magix are kept.
The Alfea school has many classrooms and long hallways where the girls have to cross to attend from a class to another and to get onto their dorms. The school also has a ballroom, which is located under the office of the Headmistress. These sites have seen several times during the progress of the series.
The Alfea dorm rooms, are a second home for students residing in Alfea while away from home. When they not in classes spend most of the time here. While they are studying, sleeping or talking to her roommates. With exception of Stella, most of the girls live in rooms of two. Also, the students decorate their respective sides of the rooms, according to their personal tastes.