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What kind of boys' school is subterranean?
Emily Campbell[src]

The Hawthorne School for Exceptional Young Men (known as Outpost 3 in an erased timeline) is a school and safe haven for warlocks. Outpost 3 was one of six shelters constructed in minimum fallout zones from the nuclear blasts. Chosen for its natural subterranean defenses, the Outpost was located in Central California.


For many years, the shelter was the Hawthorne School for Exceptional Young Men, where young warlocks were taught to control their magic. In 2014, when the new Supreme Cordelia Goode outed the existence of witches, warlocks and magic into the world, some locals around the schools hated their presence and threw Molotov cocktails that caused the original school to be burned down. After the incident, and fearing for their safety, the warlocks decided to continue its operations underground, literally. In 2018, Michael Langdon operated an attack on the warlock coven, dismembering all of them. Later, The Cooperative took ownership of the place and converted it into a fallout shelter once they realized that World War III was going to happen. After Mallory used Tempus Infinituum to reverse the events of the Apocalypse, Hawthorne School for Exceptional Young Men was never converted into Outpost 3.


Outpost 3 has an exterior field, surrounded by walls and a gate, that possess dying flora. The environment of the fields is very cloudy and smoky in what Ms. Venable calls the "Nuclear Winter". Security measures are implemented so that every time there is an intruder, an alarm goes off inside. To access the fields, humans have to use individual protective equipment. In the exterior, the building looks like a black spiral that has a door to an elevator. That elevator descends into a hallway that leads to an oval room, where people are decontaminated.

The inside of the Outpost looks like the interior of a Victorian house that is illuminated by candles. It has two floors, connected by a spiral staircase, where the lower floor has a dining room as well as a living area with a fireplace, and the upper floor has the dorms and suites. The music room is a round room, where the walls have shelves filled with books and couches. The suites have a queen-sized bed with an armoire.

According to Ariel Augustus, the school used to be outside with big wooden beams and huge glass windows. To the point where others can see what's inside. 


As the Hawthorne School

Known wards
Known former wards

As Outpost 3

Former (Original timeline)[1]

Other outposts


  • Hawthorne is the warlock counterpart to Miss Robichaux's Academy, a school for witches. Hawthorne evaluates students, assigning them to certain ranks, ranging from Level 1 to Level 4, being the strongest and equal to that of the Supreme.
  • Library resources of Hawthorne School are shown to be more varied compared to its counterpart. Hawthorne School displayed shelves filled with books in their social hall in contrast to the small collection seen at Miss Robichaux's Academy.
  • Warlocks admitted to the school follow a prescribed uniform; black formal coat, plain white stiff-fronted shirt, and slacks, dark leather shoes and inner vest with thin black bowtie tied around the neckline.



  1. Mallory, Myrtle Snow and Michael Langdon were the only surviving individuals in Outpost 3 before Mallory invoked Tempus Infinituum to travel back in time, which resulted in Michael's ultimate death and Myrtle staying dead after her execution at the stake. Thus, Mallory is the only character tracing back to that erased, original timeline.
  2. In one of the e-mails Emily and Timothy find on Michael's notebook, it's possible to see references to this Outpost
  3. In one of the e-mails Emily and Timothy find on Michael's notebook, it's possible to see references to this Outpost