Famous Wizarding Schools around the World

Harry Potter Wizards Unite
Harry Potter Wizards Unite

Wizards Unite is shaping up to be a global game based on borrowing a lot from JK Rowlings “Wizarding World”, a globalized version of the Harry Potter world. In order to get a good grasp on the Wizarding World, one should be familiar with the famous magical (also known as “wizarding”) schools around the world. Who knows, maybe these exact schools will become Wizards Unite schools?

Disclaimer: we don’t know if Wizards Unite will use the school system outlined below, but considering that Ingress has two factions and Pokemon GO has three competing teams, it is possible that WU could have seven competing schools around the world. We hope it does!



Mahoutokoro is an ancient Japanese school that has the smallest student body among the eleven great magical schools. The schools is famous for its outstanding reputation in Quidditch and it’s academic prowess. Mahoutokoro students wear enchanted robes that grow in size as they do, change colors with their magical learning and turn whie if the wearer uses Dark magic.


The largest of all wizarding schools, Uagadou is hidden somewhere in the depths of Africa – the only known address says “Mountains of the Moon”. It is well known that almost all of magic originated in Africa and Uagadou students are capable of castings spells without the use of wands.


Hidden deep within the Brazilian rainforest, this square edifice of golden temple is guarded by the Caipora, small and furry mischievous spirit-beings. Castelobruxo students wear bright green robes and are especially advanced in both Herbology and Magizoology; the school offers very popular exchange programmes for European students who wish to study the magical flora and fauna of South America.

Beauxbatons Academy of Magic

Rumored to be hidden in the Pyrenees, a mountain range that separates France from Spain, Beauxbatons is home to a much larger number of students than Hogwarts. Beauxbatons shares a healthy rivalry with Hogwarts.

Durmstrang Institute

Durmstrang is believed to be situated in the far north of Europe, although it’s location is hidden by a veil of secrets. Durmstrang had a dark history, more than once falling under influence and stewardship of dark wizards. Visitors must comply with their memories of how they got there be erased.

Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

A great North American school of magic, founded in seventeenth century. It stands at the highest peak of Mount Greylock (Massachusetts), secluded by misty clouds and hidden from muggles. It was co-founded by a No-Maj (muggle) and a witch descended from Slytherin. Similar to Hogwarts, Ilvermorny has four houses too: Horned Serpent, Wampus, Thunderbird and Pukwudgie.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is the British wizarding school, located in the Highlands of Scotland. It takes students from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Ireland. We guess you already know a lot about Hogwarts, don’t you?

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3 years ago

Mahoutokoro description mentions eleven schools. What are the other four not listed here?

Brita Long
3 years ago

According to Pottermore (which I don’t see linked in this article, but it should be), there are 11 prominent wizarding schools worldwide.


I also suggested wizarding schools as a possible way for HPWU to divide teams in my second YouTube video, back in November. It’s an even stronger theory since HPHM already uses Hogwarts houses, the most obvious theory for separating teams.