So what's the overall design of the school, Ryo and Lyn? Before the psicrystal with the Artise personality comes back with blueprints so Gustav can go exploring. Three long buildings? Classic horseshoe design? Both?
See? This calls for a "Roll Call" section on the "Campaign Info" tab! And a link to the picture Dragonborn3 just made. So students don't make idiots of themselves walking down the hallway and greeting the wrong person.
The whole year thing really is irrelevant. Ephebe, Jiminy, and Taron are all in their second year here, but they are also all in very advanced classes. Michael has been at the school for three years, but started out needing to learn more basic knowledge, so is is less advanced classes than people who have been here a shorter time than him. Avalon gets students who are at all different levels and assigns classes based on ability rather than a set year. :)
But to avoid some confusion, I can list out teachers for you.
Madame something or other, the dance teacher
Ryleh sometimes as a special advisor
And I have another one that I'm bringing in, a paper mage
....sorry if I forgot anyone, coffee hasn't kicked in yet so my brain is still slow. :)
Students are capped at level 16. Teachers can be low epic. (Though I still ask that wishcraft be refrained from without prior out of game discussion, thanks.)
Also, playing a teacher is a great option for those who don't have quite as much time to devote to the game since it's easier for teachers to be part-time characters.
Wonderful place, nicknamed "Mentor" because it is the place to go for just about any kind of information, with Avalon being a close second. There is a wonderful tavern there with ale that could peel the scales off a wyvern.