Madame Amberley's Academy of Evil is a school for evil children, run by Madame Amberly. Dr. Cortex attended this school, as well as most of the other villains as a child, under the ever-watchful eye of the large Madame. Nina, Cortex's niece, learned her evil ways in this school, just like her uncle did many years ago.
A dark mist surrounds the Academy at all times. It is located on a small island (somewhat akin to an island prison), not too far from Crash's archipelago. The academy is patrolled by big Guard Dogs, titan Robotic Janitors, walking Robot Dummies, and mutated animals (the last two kinds being experiments from the local students). The academy consists of three levels. Below ground level is the Boiler Room, a big green area filled with acid, accessed through a secret passage in the central fountain. After Boiler Room Doom, a door is open outside that leads to Classroom Chaos and at the end is the final part of the academy on the rooftops named Rooftop Rampage. According to a picture in the art gallery, N. Gin and N. Brio went there as children as well.
Dr. Cortex, Dr. N.Gin, Dr. N.Brio, Madame Amberly, N. Brio's FrankenLizard, Victor, and Moritz (Cortex's Parakeets).