In an interview JKR said Ameerican wizards have a wizarding school which is mentioned in book 4. Isn´t this the proof that the Salem Witches Institute is a school? --Rodolphus 13:24, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
American magic school
No, because there's a definite mention of an American magical school in book 4, and it isn't the Salem Witches' Institute - "Bill had a pen-friend at a school in Brazil".
The Women's Institute is a famous British institution which was very much in the news at the time JKR was writing Goblet of Fire, after one branch produced a seniors' arty nudey calendar to raise money for charity.
188.8.131.52 00:04, July 4, 2010 (UTC) whitehound
I live in america and by that US. Brazil is south america. If she was refering to bills friend she would've said south america. America=US northamerica= contenent south america=other continet. ANd I did some research and there is a salem witchs institute —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs).
It's funny that in the Harry Potter world the Salem Witch trials may well have been justified, there may well have been real witches there so to speak.
There were even more back in England. Definitely enough to stir up a lot of hatred of muggles! But anyone who visits Salem will quickly discover that they still feel awful about it and are trying hard to put it behind them. I am fascinated by the way Salem High School has their witch logo on absolutely everything. Memorial Day parade last month -- their marching band comes down the street with a huge banner with a witch on a broomstick. The Salem Witches' Institute is practically obligated to name their Quidditch team "The Fighting Muggles". Circaea 16:32, June 24, 2012 (UTC)