And by a prophet the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved. Hosea 12:13
The school of the prophets were prophetic educational gathering place where prophetic protégés were educated, trained, and studied under the care and tutelage under experienced mature senior or master prophet. These schools of the prophets were classified as the “centers of religious life, where communion with God was sought by prayer, meditation, and recollection”
The school of the prophets should be recognized as prophetic colleges and occasion of forming such schools is to be found in the decline of the priesthood under Eli and his sons and the utter absence of the sanctuary in the times of Elijah and Elisha, thus furnishing the faithful with places and means of edification and in the advantages that would naturally arise from association.
According to the Old Testament the “Sons of the prophets” were those who submitted under seasoned prophets (Prophet Samuel etc.) for academia in their prophetic call and function. One should NOT be considered as a son of the prophets unless they’ve submitted under a seasoned prophet for training and releasing. (2 Kings 2:3)