J.K. Rowling Introduces ‘Ilvermorny,’ North American Wizarding School

'Ilvermorny,' North American Wizarding School
British author JK Rowling attends the World premiere of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2" in London. According to Pottermore, there will be four major wizarding schools launched around the world. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo

LONDON, England, Feb. 1, 2016 (UPI) — J.K. Rowling fans around the world are spellbound upon learning new information regarding the four major wizarding schools launched around the world.

On Friday the highly acclaimed author announced, via Twitter, the international schools of magic, each specializing in their own areas of wizardry.

First to be introduced was North America’s Ilvermorny.

Although not much can be said about the school as of yet, according to the “Wizarding Schools” map featured on the Pottermore Twitter account, the institution appears to be located on the east coast near Maine.

According to People magazine, the organization did however, release the location and specialization of the other three major international schools including Brazil’s Castelobruxo which specializes in Herbology and Magizoology, Africa’s Uagadou where students “often practice spells sans wands, using only their hands,” and Japan’s Mahoutokoro which is known to host of the best Quidditch teams due to their elite practices and training grounds.

The addition of Ilvermorny takes the total number of Wizarding Schools up to 11, with Uagadou being the largest and longest standing, and Mahoutokoro accepting the fewest amount of students.

North American fans were ecstatic, one fan, ShakirDMuhammad, even expressed concern for other prestigious institutions, posting: “@pottermore who is going to break the news to @UCBerkeley and @Harvard. They’re gonna be so heartbroken.”


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