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"The Royal School Fair" is the one hundred and seventh episode of the Disney Junior animated series Sofia the First. It premiered on May 15, 2018, and is the twenty-fourth episode in the fourth season.


It is time for the Royal School Fair where every student at Royal Prep is supposed to choose the school where they want to go to after leaving RPA. Every school has put up a tent and presents itself to the students. Sofia enters the fair together with her siblings and meets Clio and Vivian who have decided they want to go to Performing Arts Academy. Zandar is at the tent of the Institute for Science and Alchemy. The Corinthian Sports School is also present. Sofia is very excited. Before looking at all the schools, Amber shows Sofia the "Wall of Next Steps", an old tradition, where at noon every student's choice, which are written on a tablet, which they hand to the chiselor who then carves it into stone and puts it on the wall, will be seen. Now it is time for Sofia to visit all the tents. Amber takes her to the one she picked: EverRealm Academy, a school for future rulers and advisors.

Meanwhile, James meets Desmond standing in front of the tent of Chivalry Hall and asks him if he is lost, as the Institute for Science and Alchemy's tent is somewhere else. Desmond denies this, sharing his dream to become a hero with James. James encourages him to try out even though Desmond is not sure if he would make a good knight. Inside they meet Sir Finnegan who shows them the skills they would learn there, like tossing a javelin. The knight hits the bull's-eye, so do his students, but Desmond, as impressed as he is by the skills of the students and their teacher, misses completely, enforcing his view that he would never make a good knight.

Amber on the other hand shows Sofia the tent of EverRealm Academy. She even suggests to Sofia to become her royal advisor one day. King Habib of Tangu shows them how to design a coat of arms for their kingdom. The students are allowed to paint only three symbols on their template. Sofia paints a heart and her family while Amber chooses a ruby, a diamond, and a pearl. Amber is very enthusiastic about Sofia going to school with her, but Sofia states that she can see herself at other schools, too. Hearing music from the Performing Arts Academy tent, she leaves to visit that tent, to Amber's dismay. There she meets not only Vivian and Clio playing magical music but also Sergio Adagio. Hildegard also enters the tent. Sergio introduces the school to them but Hildegard is not interested as she just wants to pick up Clio who while playing a harp doesn't even react to her. So Hildegard's attempts to get her to leave fail and she leaves the tent heartbroken. Vivian and Clio want to write down their choices together with Sofia but she isn't sure because she loves performing but also liked making her coat of arms, and she goes to visit the other tents.

On the way she meets Jun and thinks she has trouble deciding too, because everyone except her seems so sure about which school they want to attend. But as it turns out, Jun just has some trouble with her pen and has already chosen to go to the Institute for Science and Alchemy. Sofia goes on to visit the other tents like the Corinthian Sports School, the School for Royal Fashions and the School for Adventure. After seeing everything Sofia is still indecisive of what choice to make as she liked all the schools.

Sofia's friends pressure her to finally make a choice, but James remarks she has not visited Chivalry Hall yet. So Sofia, Desmond, and James go there, and they try out jousting. Sofia gets on a horse and is really successful even though it was her first joust ever, but Desmond's lance ends up flying through the tent, ripping its wall and accidentally messing up a potion in the Alchemy tent which it hits. Unbeknownst to the students this makes a suit of armor come alive. Desmond is disappointed because he thinks he will never be a hero and doesn't belong at Chivalry Hall. Desmond finally accepts he will be going to the Institute of Science and Alchemy.

Amber appears and asks how Sofia is doing. Sofia reveals how hard it is for her to choose. Amber is worried if she doesn't decide maybe no school will be left for her to go to. She dismisses her sister's concerns about having to make such a permanent decision in one single day. Sofia's friends pressure her though a song to finally make a choice.

But the song only makes Sofia break down; she throws her tablet down and runs away. Fauna comes and says that it's time for the unveiling of the wall. After the other students follow Fauna, Amber picks up the tablet and decides to choose for her sister despite knowing it's wrong. She writes down EverRealm Academy and hands it over to the chiselor. Desmond helps Zandar clean up the damage his little mishap caused and is sad about giving up his dream to become a hero. James confronts him about this, but Desmond tells him, he has to face that Science is where he belongs.

The fairies lead the children to the wall. Amber, however, wants to tell Sofia about the choice she made and finds her sister sitting on a bench. When Amber tells Sofia the favor she did for her, Sofia is horrified and angry at her sister for making such a choice for her without asking. Amber is shocked and hurt as she was only doing a helpful favor for her sister. Before Amber can say a word, Sofia storms off and tries to stop the plate from appearing at the wall with Amber going after her.

Meanwhile Zandar, Desmond, and James notice the suit of armor destroying the tents. Desmond explains to James that the potion made the suit come alive. Not only does the suit damage the equipment but it also blocks Sofia's path to the wall. James runs to help his sister with to swords but is unable to get the suit to step aside, so is Sofia by using words and a sword. Suddenly Desmond comes to the rescue with a potion that James pours on the armor and it stops moving. Sofia finally gets to the wall. Desmond, meanwhile, gets declared a hero and finally realizes he does not have to become a knight to be a hero as he can also be a hero alchemist. Sir Finnegan even tells him that knights and alchemists have worked together for centuries to protect their kingdoms.

It is finally time to unveil the wall, but Sofia arrives too late to change Amber's choice. The fairies give a short speech before the curtain opens and reveals the student's decisions. As it seems, Sofia, Amber, and someone else will go to EverRealm Academy, Hildegard and Kalid will go the School of Royal Fashions, Clio and Vivian decided to attend Performing Arts Academy, Zandar, Jun, and Desmond are going to go to the Institute of Science and Alchemy, James and two others will attend Chivalry Hall, and Zooey and Frederick will attend the School for Adventure. Hildegard and Clio congratulate Amber on her choice. Clio and Hildegard are on one hand sad because they will follow different paths from now on but are happy because they can fulfill their dreams. Sofia is shocked seeing her picture set in stone on the wall. As Vivian wants to congratulate her, she refuses to accept it. Sofia grabs the chisel and breaks her picture off the wall. The others are shocked about what she did.

As Merryweather confronts her, Sofia apologizes but tells her that she just wasn't able to make such a big decision in one day, because she doesn't know what to do yet. Amber insists that Sofia had the most fun with her at EverRealm, but Sofia shoots this down, saying that she had fun at all the schools. As it turns out, some of her friends weren't quite sure either. Merryweather calms them down and explains the purpose of this tradition: Even though everyone has to make a choice someday, this choice doesn't have to be permanent yet, as Fauna goes on. Merryweather even reveals to them that she wanted to be a tooth fairy once before noticing it wasn't the right path for her and she went on do to something different. The fairies change the wall by putting boards with chalk and sponges on it where once the stone plates sat, so the students have to make a choice but they are able to change it if they are not sure. The students go and write their choices down. Amber talks to Sofia, revealing she does not want to go off in a different direction as her sister. Sofa forgives her, telling her to ask before doing such a thing again. In the end, she accepts EverRealm Academy for now.




  • When James encourages Desmond to hit the bullseye, the former's jacket is darker blue.
  • Amber's left shoe changes from brown to gray when she spins after Sofia chose the Ever Realm Academy.
  • Sofia said that she had fun at all the schools, but she didn't even visit the tent for the Institute of Science and Alchemy. It is possible that she did, but it was not shown due to time constraints.
  • The Royal School Fair is only meant for students of Royal Prep, but Squires Vaughan and Vance are there despite being students at the Junior Knights Academy. When the stone plates are turned into chalkboards, pictures of Lady Joy and Prince Axel are on display despite the fact that the former never went to RPA and the latter already graduated prior to the series.
  • Before the stone plates were turned into chalkboards, the wall didn't show the students who chose to attend the Corinthian Sports School.
  • When Desmond and James cheer for Sofia after seeing her joust, Sir Finnegan's cloak is missing. But when he compliments her, his cloak is back.
  • during the song, what you’re gonna do when Vivian sings “All you've got to do is choose, Just pick a school” James is behind Amber and Desmond is behind Clio but when the kids sings “Come on Sofia” James is behind Clio and Desmond is behind Amber.

International premieres


  • Different schools are introduced in this episode.
    • EverRealm Academy: A school for future rulers and advisors.
    • Performing Arts Academy: A school focusing on music and arts.
    • Institute for Science and Alchemy: A school for Alchemists.
    • Corinthian Sports School: A school that offers different sports, for example enchanted ice dancing.
    • Chivalry Hall: A school for knights.
    • School of Royal Fashions: A school, where students learn to make clothes for royalty.
    • School for Adventure: A school for adventurers.
  • Vivian is seen in her original gown from the first and second season.
  • Moral: Some decisions aren’t permanent.


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Elena of Avalor: Princess ElenaPrincess IsabelFranciscoLuisaShurikiAlacazarZuzoMateoMigs, Luna, and SkylarRafaChancellor EstebanArmandoKing Raul and Queen LuciaNaomi Turner
Guest Characters: Flora, Fauna, and MerryweatherCinderellaJasmineMagic CarpetBelleArielAuroraSnow WhiteMulanRapunzelTianaMeridaOlafMerlinArchimedes

Season One: "Just One of the Princes" • "The Big Sleepover" • "Let the Good Times Troll" • "Cedric's Apprentice" • "A Royal Mess" • "The Shy Princess" • "Blue Ribbon Bunny" • "The Princess Test" • "Baileywick's Day Off" • "Tri-Kingdom Picnic" • "The Little Witch" • "Two to Tangu" • "Finding Clover" • "The Amulet of Avalor" • "The Buttercups" • "Make Way for Miss Nettle" • "The Amulet and the Anthem " • "Tea for Too Many" • "Princess Butterfly" • "Great Aunt-Venture" • "The Baker King" • "The Floating Palace" • "Holiday in Enchancia" • "Four's a Crowd"

Season Two: "Two Princesses and a Baby" • "The Enchanted Feast" • "The Flying Crown" • "Mom's the Word" • "The Silent Knight" • "Enchanted Science Fair" • "King for a Day" • "When You Wish Upon a Well" • "Gizmo Gwen" • "Sofia the Second" • "Mystic Meadows" • "Princesses to the Rescue!" • "Ghostly Gala" • "The Emerald Key" • "Scrambled Pets" • "The Princess Stays in the Picture" • "Baileywhoops" • "The Curse of Princess Ivy" • "Winter's Gift" • "The Leafsong Festival" • "Substitute Cedric" • "Clover Time" • "In a Tizzy" • "A Tale of Two Teams" • "The Littlest Princess" • "Buttercup Amber" • "Carol of the Arrow" • "Sidekick Clio"
Season Three: "Cool Hand Fluke" • "Minimus is Missing" • "Cedric Be Good" • "Princess Adventure Club" • "Minding the Manor" • "The Secret Library" • "New Genie on the Block" • "The Fliegel Has Landed" • "The Princess Ballet" • "All the Sprite Moves" • "Sofia in Elvenmoor" • "Stormy Lani" • "Lord of the Rink" • "The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle" • "Gone with the Wand" • "Bad Little Dragon" • "Bunny Swap" • "Her Royal Spyness" • "Best in Air Show" • "Dads and Daughters Day" • "The Tale of the Noble Knight" • "The Bamboo Kite" • "Beauty is the Beast" • "Cauldronation Day" • "Camp Wilderwood" • "Royal Vacation" • "Hexley Hall" • "The Princess Prodigy" • "One for the Books"
Season Four: "Day of the Sorcerers" • "The Secret Library: Tale of the Eternal Torch" • "The Crown of Blossoms" • "Pin the Blame on the Genie" • "The Mystic Isles" • "The Mystic Isles: The Princess and the Protector" • "The Royal Dragon" • "The Mystic Isles: The Mare of the Mist" • "Through the Looking Back Glass" • "Princess Jade" • "Ivy's True Colors" • "Too Cute to Spook" • "Pirated Away" • "The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye" • "The Mystic Isles: The Great Pretender" • "The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassalia" • "The Birthday Wish" • "In Cedric We Trust" • "The Mystic Isles: A Hero for the Hoodwinks" • "The Mystic Isles: Undercover Fairies" • "A Royal Wedding" • "The Royal School Fair" • "The Lost Pyramid" • "Return to Merroway Cove" • "The Elf Situation" • "Forever Royal"

Theme SongI'm Not Ready to Be a PrincessRoyal PrepA Little Bit of FoodTrue SistersRise and ShinePrincess ThingsAnythingPerfect Slumber PartyMake Some NoiseCedric the GreatGoldenwing CircusAll You NeedBlue Ribbon BunnyI Belong(You Can Always) Count On BaileywickPicnic of the YearGood Little WitchThe Ride of Your LivesBring My Best Friend BackI'll Get My/That AmuletThe ButtercupsMake Way for Miss NettleEnchancia AnthemMake It RightBigger Is BetterWho's That?A Recipe for AdventureThe Simple LifeMerroway CoveThe Love We ShareWassaliaPeace and JoyRoyal FunSisters and BrothersTwo by TwoAll You DesireHuzzah! Huzzah!Me and My MomTilly, Oh TillyFriendship Is The FormulaBe Your Own KingMake Your Wishes WellBelieve in Your DreamKeeping Promises No Matter WhatMystic MeadowsStronger Than You KnowGhostly GalaA Princess TrueIn Your PawsKnow It AllHelping HandA Kingdom of My OwnSmoke, Wings and FireDare to Risk it AllFrom the HeartI Feel So FreeNever Forget the Sorcerer's SecretHoppin' Out With YouMake Our Dreams Come TruePlay With UsIt's a Small New WorldImproviseAny Deed For Those In NeedMy First FlightWings of a DreamMoment to ShineWendell's WayA Better MeWhen It Comes To Making FriendsIt's Up To YouSave The DayGenie RulesThis Fliegel Has LandedGotta Reach a Higher HeightI Like You So MuchElvenmoorHappy ThoughtsTake A LeapMy Finest FlowerMagic Like MerlinYou're the Cutest ThingLiving It UpBe an Expert ExpertI'm A New Horse NowDads and Daughters SongA Knight Such As IThis Panda Just Wants to DanceMore to AdoreThe Broomstick DanceThe Summer Camp BluesWhat A VacationThe Great UnknownThe Spirit of AvalorMy TimeOur Wizards Are the BestThe Magic in the MusicLive It to Learn ItMy Evil DreamsThis Island Belongs To UsThe Right Wrong Thing To DoGive The Kid One More ChanceThe Magic of the Mystic IslesOur Royal PlanMy Power Will Be Crystal ClearThat's Not Who I AmTough EnoughAll Fired UpPick MeMagic TouchThe Dunwiddie DittyThis Feeling I'm Feeling In MeSuper Spooky NightNever Lost AgainListen UpLearn This RhymeThat's What Wassalia's ForGonna Be GreatI Am On Your SideThe Boldest, Bravest Bunny of All TimeThe Fairy WayMeant To BeWhat You're Gonna DoCome To Your Senses With MeWhen I Start to Make Some WavesYou've Gotta Have FunA Big DayGet WickedFor One and AllOn Your/My OwnBe Who You Wanna Be
EnchanciaRoyal Preparatory AcademyTanguMerroway CoveWei-LingMystic MeadowsWildwing ValleySecret LibraryElvenmoorHakaloFreezenburgEnchanted Animal ParkAvalorDragon HoldMaruHexley HallMisty PalisadesMystic IslesEverRealm
Amulet of AvalorAunt Tilly's Carpet BagEnchanted MirrorFloating PalaceTridentMermaid Comb of Merroway CoveEnchanted Swing SetWishing WellEmerald KeyPin of KlutzenheimerFlying CrownFamily WandDazzleballSnowdropsDragonclaw WandKazeem's LampBehind the WallsShuriki's WandEternal TorchForever FountainCrown of the GnomesEnchantletLooking Back GlassWicked Nine
See Also
Elena of AvalorButtercupsSpells and MagicJaquinsMerpeopleChanulHoodwinks