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

In the wizarding world, there are several 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 avalible information on various wizarding schools in Europe.

Known wizarding schools


The three largest and most-well known schools in Europe are Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, located in Scotland, Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, located in France, and Durmstrang Institute, located in northern Scandinavia. These three schools are connected via a competition known as the Triwizard Tournament, with the winning school getting a trophy to take back home.

Outside of Europe, known general magic schools include Mahoutokoro in Japan and a Brazilian wizarding school of unknown name.

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. Though it is focused on a young wizard's general education, Durmstrang could, in a sense, be considered a specialised school as well, as it accepts students from a wider ranger of countries and is the only known school (excepting Hogwarts for one year) to offer a course in learning the Dark Arts.

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