J.K. Rowling has once again used interactive website Pottermore to divulge more magical information, this time giving information on America’s own version of wizarding school Hogwarts–as well as other similar schools around the world. Actress Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the films, read from Rowling’s post at the third annual Celebration of Harry Potter event at Universal Studios Orlando.
The school is called Ilvermorny and is located in the northeast near the Canadian border.
Ilvermorny was first mentioned, albeit not by name, in relation to the upcoming spinoff prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and is expected to be featured in the film in some way. Of course, the film’s American characters–Tina and Queenie Goldstein and Percival Graves–would have been educated there.
The post also mentioned other wizarding schools, discussing a total of three out of 11 in the wizarding world. The temple-like Brazilian school is called Castelobruxo (Cass-tell-o-broo-shoo), and it has small, furry nocturnal spirits called Caipora keeping watch over the students. Mahoutokoro (Mah-hoot-o-koh-ro) is the Japanese school, whose students get magical robes which grow along with the students and change color as the students’ abilities change–including turning white if they take up dark magic. In Africa, the biggest of the continent’s numerous schools is Uagadou (Wag-a-doo), located in the side of a mountain. Students there cast spell using hand gestures instead of wands, as wands are a European invention.
More details on the schools are expected to be released soon.