It’s Time to Head to School!


Ms. Cowoline has been hard at work getting the Academy ready for new students and we’re proud to announce that the school is now open!

 
 
The Kinzville Academy has been a favorite feature of Webkinz Classic for over a decade and was planned to be part of Webkinz Next since the earliest days of the game’s design.

 
 

Of course, like the Curio Shop and Gem Mining before it, there was room to improve our original design.

 
 

The Kinzville Academy in Webkinz Next is more streamlined, and gives you control over the prizes you earn as you play!
 
 

Introducing Classtime

Classtime is our new daily class challenge. Classtime presents four classes for you to do daily. The first class will an Easy class, followed by a Medium class, then a Hard class. The final class will always be a Pop Quiz with 10 trivia questions. You will be graded on each class, based on how well you did. After completing all four classes, you will receive School Ribbons based on your grades.

 
 

 
 

School Ribbons

School Ribbons are a new currency exclusively used the Kinzville Academy. You can use your School Ribbons to purchase special items from the Academy Spirit Shop, including furniture, decorations, and clothing, all the way up to your own Yellow School Bus!

 

Coming in September, you will also be able to purchase Skill Cards for your pets. This is a brand-new feature, never seen before in Webkinz World.

 
 

 
 

Skill Cards grant specific pets bonus abilities while playing in Kinzville – from moving faster, to getting bonuses when Gem Mining, and more. Each pet can have up to 3 skills. Skills can be upgraded by adding more Skill Cards to your pet and leveling up your skills.
 
 

It’s an exciting new way to continue growing your pets – coming soon!

 
 

Curriculum Note

The Kinzville Academy is a major new feature, and very different from what we’ve done in the past. Some of the classes may be very difficult and some may be very easy. We will be watching the results very closely and will be making changes based on those results. We want players to have a challenge – particularly at the Hard level – but also want Classtime to always be fun.

47 Responses to It’s Time to Head to School!

  1. unikitty11_ says:

    So excited! I already did my classes! Also, just giving a heads up that the Black-Eyed Susan Tile glitch is now fixed.

  2. Zooooooz says:

    I love that the classes are randomly hard/easy :) The Hard Art Class seems impossible, though…

  3. Jole1993 says:

    I love the new spelling game, it’s kinda like wordle .

  4. TRINSTER says:

    Miss Cowaline looks kind of scary in Next. Just like a real Principal! :D

    • megamom12 says:

      So I’m not the only one that thinks this is a scary version of Miss Cowaline? Yes, she does give off some unpleasant vibes….like Sister Anunciada…..(shiver) All of the rest of my principals were really nice though.

  5. mckiorr182 says:

    Will we see Recess or Super School Days?

    • Sally Webkinz says:

      Super School Days give you double credit for classes — this is an entirely different system, so that’s unlikely to be added. There aren’t currently any plans for Recess, but there’s plenty of room in the Kinzville Academy for more features. It’s best not to expect an exact replica of Classic — we do things a little differently in Webkinz Next :)

      • megamom12 says:

        Fair point Sally Webkinz. It’s kind of nice to have other things to look forward to. I’m REALLY hoping that we can use ribbons to get Cheerleader items as well as the Band ones.

  6. leaveitnow41s says:

    Holy Moly the spelling class was hard. Seems like that one is fashioned after that marble game on Classic. Can’t think of the name.

  7. finnek says:

    So far, I’ve really loved the Classes. I only seemed to encounter a glitch with the strength class–it indicated I did a rep, but it didn’t tally them. It’s fun having random classes whenever I attend class.

  8. slk says:

    I’m a bit hopeful of this academy – wish you’d make Classic easier than it is to get through the levels. People have been playing for years and still not graduated. Anyway, there’s a question in the POP QUIZ section about operating systems that has the wrong answer. Please make sure things are accurate first.

    • megamom12 says:

      I’ve only not graduated because I haven’t spent enough time on it. My time is limited now that I’m working outside the home so I haven’t been paying enough attention to Muffin’s classes.

  9. Grandma52 says:

    Looks like the classroom will be a part of the new season challenge.

  10. shoop says:

    This is so exciting! Can’t wait to try it out.

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