Are you a Potterhead? Have you always wanted to enroll yourself secretly into Hogwarts? Well, my friends welcome to your personal menu card to the schools of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Sure, we are not real wizards and witches, but it is not bad to take a dive into dreams once in a while. I feel we must have always imagined ourselves as one of the characters from the harry potter movies. Oh! Those days, sitting Infront of tv screens watching harry potter series for days. And the longing for the next par to release. If given a chance, what would you do? What’s your wildest fantasy of being a wizard/witch? Do comment below. Let’s get back to schools and knowing the best fit for you.
Located at the top of a mystical volcanic island of Minami Iwo Jima in Japan, is popularly called the ornate jade palace. Mahoutokoro is a day-boarding school, students are required to travel daily from their houses on a flock of giant storm petrels. Isn’t that adventurous? This definitely gives you the opportunity to stay at your home in comfort.
Another exciting thing about Mahoutokoro is their passion for Quidditch. Their team might be better at Quidditch than Hogwarts itself, who taught them the game. Pupils at the school receive enchanted robes, that grows in size as the pupils grow older. These robes also change colour as the wizard wearing it gains more experience in the school. This robe turns its colour to white if the person wearing it betrays the school or uses magical powers for wrong reasons or to help dark powers. The bearer of the robe is expelled or has to face a trial.
It lies somewhere in the midst of the Mountains of the Moon, Uganda. If someone wants to really find it, they will. Uagadou is the largest amongst all the schools. Astronomy, alchemy and Transfigurations are the main subjects that are taught in this wizarding school.
The younger students at this school have acquired the knowledge about Animagi, a spell that turns humans into animals and back. Wouldn’t you be as excited to learn this little spell? At Uagadou, most wizards and witches cast spells with special hand gestures though wands are used too. If you are lucky enough to ever get accepted into this school, remember to check for inscribed notes on your hands when you wake up! Dream messengers appear at night as you sleep and leave a note on your hand!
Castelobruxo is hidden deep withing the rainforests of Brazil. Obvious as it might sound, most of the students here specialize in subjects like Magi zoology, Herbology etc. Since they live in rainforests, these subjects are fairly easy to thrive in.
Some famous Castelobruxo students you may know are Libatius Barage, the author of Advance Potion-Making, also the very famous Joao Coelho, the captain of Tarapato Tree-Skimmers Quidditch team. Caiporas, the small and furry spirited beings watch over the students and the school’s grounds. The school has a popular student-exchange program, so you better look into that!
Beauxbatons Academy of Magic:
Nobody really knows where Beauxbatons Academy is, but it is thought to be somewhere in the Pyrenees. If you like to be caught in sophisticated and culturally diverse social situations, you’re going to like this one. You’ll find students from many cultural backgrounds here, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Belgian, but mainly French.
The main attraction of the Academy is the water fountain that has magical healing and beautifying properties. A special fact that Harry Potter lovers will enjoy, the famous Nicolas Flamel, who gave us the Philosopher’s stone went to Beauxbatons Academy. He also met Perenelle Flamel at the Academy.
Technically speaking, no one can know about the whereabouts of this school, thanks to the Memory Charms. But the studies do show that it might lie somewhere in Northern Europe. A fun fact here, Gellert Grindelwald was expelled from this school for being a Dark Wizard. Durmstrang is known for embracing the physical side of witchcraft and wizardry. Martial magic and dualling are amongst the top few subjects here.
Viktor Krum, the Triwizard and Quidditch champion was from Durmstrang. Great to see someone trying to better the reputation of the school after what Grindelwald and Igor Karkaroff did to it. Again, the way their names sound, the school seems to be somewhere in Russia! Well, if someone can break the Memory charms, do comment below!
Ilvermorny School of Wizard and Witchcraft:
Ilvermorny School is located at the highest peak of Mount Greylock, USA. Well that wasn’t so tough! Isolt Sayre, the founder of this school of Wizard and Witchcraft certainly resembles Hogwarts. It sounds kind of obvious after you get to know the Isolt herself wanted to attend Hogwarts.
The four houses in the school are Wampus, Pukwudgie, Thunderbird and Horned serpent. All four are the names of native magical creatures. The school proves that anyone can make it if they believe in it, just like Sayre and her family of pure wizards for generations.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry:
The one we’ve all been waiting for, Hogwarts. It is located somewhere in Scotland, but the exact location will always be unknown. The secret passages, amazing professors, talking portraits, magical beasts, witty ghosts, well one couldn’t stop listing the magical and breathtaking things about the school.
One of the most talented wizards, Albus Dumbledore went to this school. Certainly not to forget Severus Snape and Harry himself. To be honest, there is a greater danger in going to this school since “He who must not be named” also went to the same school. But that makes the school way more adventurous and exciting!
That was all about all the schools of witchcraft and wizardry. If a new one comes up, let us know and we’ll try to find it!