J.K. Rowling sheds light on American Wizarding school

We’ve been waiting for this news since FOREVER!


Since the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, fans have speculated about the existence of an American version of Hogwarts. Author J.K. Rowling is now confirming the existence of an American Wizarding school, and it looks like we’ll be learning more about it in her upcoming ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film.

In response to a Twitter user’s question about the possibility of a Wizarding school in the U.S., Rowling responded with the following:

Another tweet revealed that “due course” means ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.

Naturally, the next question was where the school is located. However, Rowling is staying tight lipped about this bit of information.

Still, this is exciting to many fans of the Harry Potter books, especially those who have hoped for the existence of an American school. Also worth noting is that Rowling continued to comment on the school, saying that “indigenous magic was important in the founding of the school. If I say which tribes, location is revealed.”

Fans have known about the existence of a wizarding school for a while. The Salem Witches’ Institute is mentioned by name in Goblet of Fire, however Rowling seems to suggest that this isn’t a major Wizarding school. It’s not a Hogwarts.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is set to hit theaters in November 2016.

Saul Marquez founded Bookstacked in 2014 and serves as the site's Editor-in-Chief. He primarily covers news for Bookstacked. He also co-hosts Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast.

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