J.K. Rowling Drops Deets About The Wizarding Schools in the Harry Potter Universe

Famed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has just revealed information about the other Wizarding Schools in the Harry Potter universe aside from the prestigious Hogwarts that we’ve all loved and known. She said that there are eleven “long-established and prestigious wizarding schools worldwide,” all of which are properly regulated by the International Confederation of Wizards. She noted that “smaller and less well-regulated institutions” are bound to pop-up, though Rowling stated that she “cannot vouch for the standard of education they might offer.”

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In her Pottermore series, Rowling dropped info for 6 out of 11 schools. Here’s some info about them:

Mahoutokoro is the smallest of the prestigious schools, and is set on the volcanic island of Minami Iwo Jima in Japan. Japanese wizards start school at age seven, but don’t start boarding at school until age eleven. Students there wear enchanted robes that grow as they do, and “gradually change color as the learning of the wearer increases.”

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Uagadou
 is located in Africa. Africa has “a number of smaller wizarding schools,” and Uagadou is the largest in both the country and the world. Its precise location is still unknown, though its given address is “Mountains of the Moon.” The school is famed for its world-class astronomy, alchemy, and self-transfiguration students.

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Castelobruxo is located in Brazil and is “hidden deep within the rainforest.” Its students sport bright green robes and are particularly talented at herbology and magizoology. The school is safeguarded by Caipora, which are “small and furry spirit-beings who are extraordinarily mischievous and tricky.”

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The Beauxbatons Academy of Magic is located somewhere in the Pyrenees. This name might be familiar with you because they and the Durmstrang Institute of Northern Europe engaged in the Triwizard Tournament held during Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.


Ilvermorny is located somewhere along the East Coast of the United States. Rowling hasn’t revealed much about this school, but she has said that  “indigenous magic was important in the founding of the school.”

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Those are the six out of eleven schools that were shed light on by J.K. Rowling. Would you like to see them make their onscreen appearances?

It may be possible that they would get brief cameos in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Return to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter when it opens in Philippine cinemas on November 17, 2016 in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.

 

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