J.K. Rowling Drops Key Details About American Hogwarts (It Does Exist)

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There's one thing that continued to nag at American bookworms who, simply knew that they weren't Muggle through-and-through, while they plowed through J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books: Where did those of us born of this side of the Atlantic receive our education in witchcraft and wizardry? J.K. Rowling is finally going to provide important answers about the wizard educational system in the United States in the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The author has already started dropping hints about the American Hogwarts on Twitter. She remains mum about the school's name, but she did reveal many other details. The school isn't located in New York. Its name is of immigrant origin. She won't reveal the name because it relates to Native American culture, and doing so would also give away it's location. Certain tribes' indigenous magic played a role in the school's founding, which is another reason Rowling can't give away any names or locations. Newt Scamander, the protagonist of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will meet people who were educated at [insert name of school here].

We may not need American Hogwarts after all, though. J.K. Rowling, magical person and dreamweaver, tweeted this wonderful missive yesterday. See you in the Great Hall.


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