Probably inspired by his adoptive grandfather, Zell begins attending Balamb Garden at the age of thirteen. Contrary to popular school-wide belief, Zell is actually an amazing student. He is knowledgeable and well-informed, usually describing the landmarks the party stumbles across whether or not we want to hear it :)

While he seems to be studious and dedicated to his education based on this, he always finds trouble in the hallways. After all, he is Zell Dincht. Most of the trouble he finds is with his long-time nemesis, Seifer Almasy, and the Disciplinary Committee he runs. And Seifer seems to find even the smallest things to bother Zell with, like running in the hallways. It's almost as if he doesn't want Zell to make it to the cafeteria in time... xD;