Everyone knows that in the Harry Potter universe, Hogwarts is the Oxford of Wizarding schools. It’s old, prestigious and British. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire also revealed that there were at least two more schools, in France and Russia. But what about the rest of the world? Author JK Rowling had revealed at one point that there were a total of 11 schools across the world. Where could they be?
This week Rowling gave the names and locations of four of these schools. It’s speculated that the American one will feature in the new Potter-universe film
Hidden in the rainforests of Brazil, Castelobruxo’s students specialize in Herbology and Magizoology. Bill Weasley wanted to go here as an exchange student, but his family couldn’t afford to send him.
The Yale to Hogwart’s Oxford, Ilvermorny is located in the United States. It’s rumored that it will be featured in the Potter-verse movie Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
On the tiny island of Iwo Jima in Japan, Mahoutokoro is tiny itself, and has the smallest student population of all the wizarding schools. The school is known for having the best Quidditch team in the world, thanks to the turbulent seas surrounding the school, which the students use for practice.
The largest wizarding school is Uagadou. The legends are that all magic originated in Africa, and the students don’t even need wands, due to being so connected to the earth’s magic.
That gives us a known seven schools, covering every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Where might the other four schools be? Let us know your ideas in the comments below.