Yes you heard it right! It has been revealed that eleven long-established and prestigious wizarding schools that are registered with the International Confederation of Wizards. Of which four were detailed a bit by J K Rowling! To put it briefly – Japanese wizards and witches wear enchanted robes that change colour as their magical knowledge improves. African students receive notice from Dream Messengers instead of letter by owls. The Brazilian school is protected by the Caipora, small and furry spirit-beings who are extraordinarily mischievous and tricky.
As we wait for the details of the American wizarding school Ilvermorny here’s the schools we know as of yet!
The ancient Japanese school has the smallest student body of the eleven great wizarding schools. Despite that, the school has a legendary reputation for Quidditch. The ornate and exquisite palace of Mahoutokoro is made of mutton-fat jade, and stands on the topmost point of the ‘uninhabited’ (or so Muggles think) Volcanic island of Minami Iwo Jima.
Castelobruxo students wear bright green robes and are especially advanced in both Herbology and Magizoology. The Brazilian school for magic may be found hidden deep within the rainforest. The fabulous castle appears to be a ruin to the few Muggle eyes that have ever fallen upon it. Castelobruxo is an imposing square edifice of golden rock, often compared to a temple.
Uagadou is the largest of all wizarding schools and the only address ever given is ‘Mountains of the Moon’; visitors speak of a stunning edifice carved out of the mountainside and shrouded in mist, so that it sometimes appears simply to float in mid-air. Much (some would say all) magic originated in Africa, and Uagadou graduates are especially well versed in Astronomy, Alchemy and Self-Transfiguration.
As we know from the Goblet of Fire, it is thought to be situated somewhere in the Pyrenees; visitors speak of the breath-taking beauty of a chateau surrounded by formal gardens and lawns created out of the mountainous landscape by magic. A magnificent fountain in the middle of the school’s park, believed to have healing and beautifying properties.
Durmstrang once had the darkest reputation of all eleven wizarding schools, though this was never entirely merited. Although believed to be situated in the far north of Europe, Durmstrang is one of the most secretive of all schools about its whereabouts, so nobody can be quite certain. Visitors speak of vast, sprawling grounds with many stunning views, not least of the great, dark, spectral ship that is moored on a mountain lake behind the school, from which students dive in summertime.
J. K. Rowling never fails to amaze me. Just when you think the day couldn’t get any better you get this awesome news! The only sad part is there’s no world renowned school in my country. 😦 But I’m sure it’s not long that the Indian School of Wizardry will be registered with the International Confederation of Wizards.
So on that positive note I’ll be signing off, with the map of all wizarding schools for you! 🙂 Love,
Source : Pottermore