Kamiyama High School is a considered to be typical Japanese high school. It neither has big school grounds nor large amount of students (about 1000). It's not hard to enroll to it, and percentage of the Kamiyama High School's graduates who went to college or university is average. What makes this school special is big number of strange clubs like India-ink Painting Club, A Capella Club, Classic Literature Club, etc. Due to this, Kamiyama High School's cultural festival which is unofficially called Kanya Festival is well known in Kamiyama.
The Kamiyama High School consists of several buildings. The largest one is General Block building with general-purpose classrooms. Second building is the Special Purposes Block with special-purpose classrooms. Other buildings include the gymnasium, the martial arts dojo and the sport equipment storage. General Block and Special Purposes Block are connected via the passageway.
The school uniform for the boys is the tsume-eri, while for the girls it's white sailor fuku with blue collar and tie. Students wear badge showing their grade on their school uniforms. They are permitted to go to school in plain clothes during summer holidays and wear plain winter clothes.
- Audiovisual Room
- Biology Prep Room
- Earth Sciences Prep Room
- Earth Sciences Lecture Room
Classic Lit Club
The Classic Literature Club, or Classic Lit Club (Classics Club), is a club of the Kamiyama High School, which has more than 30-years-old tradition of publishing club anthology named Hyouka for the school's Cultural Festival. However, before Houtarou Oreki and his friends joined it, this club was on the verge of being dissolved due to absence of members for three consecutive years.
The Classic Lit Club doesn't have any specific goals. Their clubroom is located in the corner on the fourth floor of the Special Purposes Block. At first Classic Lit Club was using Earth Sciences Prep Room, and later they moved to Earth Sciences Lecture Room. The club has an adviser called Ooide. Two years ago the Classic Lit Club's club room was located in the Biology Lecture Room. Now it's club room of the Wall Newspaper Club.
- A Capella Club (アカペラ部)
- Abacus Calculation Club (珠算部)
- Astronomy Club (天文部)
- Baseball Club (野球部)
- Basketball Club (バスケ部)
- Brass Band Club (ブラスバンド部)
- Breakdance Club (ブレイクダンス部)
- Broadcast Club (放送部)
- Calligraphy Club (書道部)
- Cheerleading Club (チアリーディング部)
- Chemistry Club (化学部)
- Clothing Research Society (被服研)
- Confectionery Research Society (製菓部)
- Cooking Research Society (お料理研究会)
- Debate Club (ディベート部)
- Drama Club (演劇部)
- Fine Arts Club (美術部)
- Fortune-telling Research Society (占い研究会)
- Gardening Club (園芸部)
- Global Act Club (グローバルアクトクラブ)
- Go Club (囲碁部)
- Good Luck Charm Fan Association(おまじない同好会)
- Grammar Club (文法部)
- Handicraft Club (工作部)
- Handicrafts Club (手芸部)
- Hyakunin Isshu Club (百人一首部)
- History Research Society (歴史研究会)
- India-ink Painting Club (水墨画部)
- Judo Club (girls) (柔道部)
- Karate Fan Association (空手同好会)
- Kendo Club (剣道部)
- Koto Music Club (琴曲部)
- Light Music Club (軽音楽部)
- Marching Band Club (マーチングバンド部)
- Magic Club (奇術部)
- Manga Research Society (漫画研究会)
- Movie Research Society (映画研究会)
- Occult Club (オカルト研)
- Photography Club (写真部)
- Physics Club (物理部)
- Rakugo Research Society (落語研究会)
- Quiz Research Society (クイズ研究会)
- SF Research Society (SF研究会)
- Social Dance Club (社交ダンス部)
- Table Tennis Club (卓球部)
- Tea Ceremony Club (茶道部)
- Tennis Club (boys) (男子テニス部)
- Tennis Club (girls) (女子テニス部)
- Track and Field Club (陸上部)
- Video Movies Research Society (ビデオ映画研究会)
- Volleyball Team (boys) (男子バレー部)
- Wall Newspaper Club (壁新聞部)
Kanya Festival (カンヤ祭 Kan'ya sai) is a widely used nickname for Kamiyama High School Cultural Festival (神山高校文化祭 Kamiyama kōkō bunkasai) which is held by Kamiyama High School annually in autumn. This festival's duration is 3 days.
New Recruit Festival
Held in April each year, this festival is an event where freshmen students can enter clubs they want. Since Kamiyama High School is famous for having many popular cultural clubs, general club activities are not enough for club members, soliciting solicitations become spectacular. Because there are also people who are put into club activities by being forcibly taken, there are systems of "temporary entry section" and "main entrance section", and entry is determined by whether or not to submit the main entrance around the end of May.
A marathon contest held at the end of May every year at Kamiyama High School. Students run a distance of 20 kilometres. The name is said to be named after a graduate who established a Japanese record for a long-distance track event. Although it is cancelled at the time of rain due to the permission of the use of public roads, it has never been cancelled as long as it remains in the record.