The Name of the North American Wizarding School Has Been Revealed!

Those of you who have been following updates from A Celebration of Harry Potter in Orlando may have seen this exciting tweet from Pottermore earlier in the day:

For over a decade at this point, fans around the world have identified themselves as Hogwarts students, and now, for the first time, we have a glimpse of the schools that might actually be near our regions!

Ever wondered about wizarding schools other than Hogwarts? Wonder no more. We’re delighted to share our wizarding schools map with you:

Posted by Pottermore on Friday, 29 January 2016

Finally, fans are going to learn more about wizarding schools around the world other than Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang! Tonight, Pottermore has revealed not only the locations but also the names of several of the other wizarding schools – including the North American one, where (presumably) great witches and wizards like Tina and Queenie Goldstein were educated.

And so without further ado, I give you the North American wizarding school: Ilvermorny. It feels a bit like trying on a new wand, doesn’t it?

Even though Ilvermorny is all news to us, Warner Brothers registered the trademark way back in 2013, and fan site Potterish guessed that this trademark might be the name of the magic school that Americans would attend in August of 2015.

It was also revealed that Castelobruxo is the Brazilian school for magic, Mahoutokoro is the Japanese school for magic, and Uagadou is one of many schools in Africa. The Pottermore page for Ilvermorny is not yet updated, but we’ll let you know as soon as more information is released! In the meantime, click on the links above to learn about wizarding schools around the world.

So what do you think? Are you changing your Hogwarts robes for Ilvermorny ones?

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.