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School plays a big part in the story of Harry Potter as be became the Chosen One and faced Voldemort. Harry attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there not only learned magical skills but also gained friends who became his allies in his quest against the Dark Lord. It was at Hogwarts that he was trained and guided by Albus Dumbledore, whose century-long struggle against the rise of the Dark Arts reached its culmination with Harry’s defeat of Voldemort.

There is one particular school that we know a fair amount about despite not knowing its name: the school Harry and Dudley attended until the year they turned eleven, when Harry went off to Hogwarts and Dudley to Smeltings. This school was where Harry¬†found himself on the roof with no idea how he got there (PS2), where he always got picked last in sports (PS10), and where he never made any real friends thanks to Dudley’s bullying (PS2). At one point, Harry actually turned his teacher’s wig blue.

There are a number of other schools we’ve heard about as well:

Wizarding schools:

Beauxbatons Academy of Magic
Durmstrang Institute
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Castelobruxo in Brazil
Uagadou in equatorial Africa
Mahoutokoro in Japan
Ilvermorny in the United States
Koldovstoretz Wizarding School in Russia

Muggle schools:

Eton
St. Brutus’s Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys
Smeltings School
Stonewall High

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