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Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, one of the most well-known wizarding schools.

In the wizarding world, there are eleven[1] schools for teaching young witches and wizards magic. These schools generally only accept students from the country in which the school is based in, though some, like Durmstrang Institute, accept any student willing to learn there, but may have other restrictions in place, such as not allowing anyone who is Muggle-born. Traditionally, there has been a rivalry among the various magical schools, and, as such, most schools are hidden both from Muggles and outsiders, with those not in attendance only vaguely aware of the school's general location.

The book An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe covers the publicly available information on various wizarding schools in Europe.

Known wizarding schools


  1. Beauxbatons Academy of Magic (France)
  2. Durmstrang Institute (Scandinavia)
  3. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Scotland)
  4. Koldovstoretz (Russia)
  5. Mahoutokoro (Japan)
  6. Uagadou School of Magic (Africa)
  7. Unknown (Brazil)
  8. Unknown (United States of America)


Beauxbatons, Durmstrang and Hogwarts are connected by a competition known as the Triwizard Tournament, with the winning school receiving a trophy to take back home.

The Wizarding Schools Potions Championship takes place between Hogwarts, Koldovstoretz, Mahoutokoro and Uagadou, with the winning school receiving a golden cauldron. 

A pen-pal scheme exists between Hogwarts and a wizarding school in Brazil.

Specific areas of study

Outside of general education, the wizarding world offers specialised schools of learning as well. Such schools include the Academy of Broom Flying, Charm School, and the Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts.

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