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"The finest school of witchcraft and wizardry in the world."
Rubeus Hagrid praises Hogwarts.
Hogwarts

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a British wizarding boarding school teaching the magical arts located in Scotland[1] inside Hogwarts Castle. The castle is in the mountains near a loch. The precise location can never be uncovered because the school is hidden by the most powerful spells possible, and is Unplottable. However, according to Hermione Granger, it is "not far" from Dufftown. The motto of the school is: "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus", which is Latin for Never tickle a sleeping dragon.

There are approximately a thousand students attending Hogwarts at any given time. Upon arriving at the school, students are Sorted into four houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin based on the qualities and aspirations of the student. Students are rewarded with points for good behavior, quidditch match victories, and correct answers to questions, and points are taken away for wrongdoings. At the end of the year, the House with the most points wins the House Cup.

Established in c. 9th/10th century, Hogwarts is considered one of the finest magical institutions in the wizarding world, though other schools include Beauxbatons Academy of Magic and the Durmstrang Institute. Children with magical abilities may be enrolled at birth and acceptance is confirmed by Owl post at age eleven.

Early historyEdit

Hogwarts was founded around 990 A.D. by two wizards and two witches: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. They each represented an aspect of wizarding that they wanted to bring out in new students. However, shortly after founding the school, Slytherin had a falling out with the other founders about blood purity. Slytherin wanted to admit only pure-blood students, but the other three founders disagreed. Slytherin left the school, but not before secretly building the Chamber of Secrets. When his own true heir, the Heir of Slytherin, returned to the school, he or she would be able to open the Chamber, unleash a horrible Basilisk, and purge the school of all Muggle-born students.

Early 20th Century

In the early part of the 20th century, Tom Riddle (later Lord Voldemort) came to Hogwarts. He was the Heir of Slytherin and he opened the Chamber of Secrets and the Basilisk, which killed a student. Hagrid was blamed. Tom Riddle, after graduation, repeatedly applied for the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts, and was rejected multiple times. He cursed the post.
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The Chamber of Secrets.

1997 and BeyondEdit

In May of 1998, the Battle of Hogwarts took place. This battle ended with the death of many on both sides. Thanks to Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort was finally destroyed once and for all, and peace was restored, and Minerva McGonagall returned to her position as Headmistress.

Hogwarts sustained extensive damage during the battle. Multiple areas of the main building and adjacent areas were set on fire or blown up, and the Quidditch pitch was largely destroyed by fire.

Support staffEdit

CaretakerEdit

MatronEdit

HealersEdit

GamekeeperEdit

Referee and Flight InstructorEdit

Chief Attendant of Witchcraft ProvisionsEdit

LibrarianEdit

Headmasters/HedmistressesEdit

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Albus Dumbledore, the great and powerful headmaster of Hogwarts.

Ancient Runes

Arithmancy

  • Professor Septima Vector

Astronomy

Care of Magical Creatures

Charms

Defence Against The Dark Arts

Divination

Herbology

History Of Magic

Muggle Studies

Potions

Transfiguration

Technomancy

Geomancy

Xynomancy

Ghoul Studies

Alchemy

School Spirit Edit

Hogwarts' motto is Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus, meaning "Never tickle a sleeping dragon."

The School Song:

"Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling,
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we've forgot,
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot."
Coat of Arms House Founded By House Ghost Notable Members
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Gryffindor is well known for courage, bravery, daring, nerve, and chivalry. The colours are scarlet and gold, and its symbol is a male lion. The common room is on the seventh floor. The entrance was guarded by the Fat Lady, and Sir Cadogan when the Lady was gone. But now it is replaced with Fred Weasley. to get in you must say the correct password. Godric Gryffindor Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington
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Hufflepuff is well known for loyalty, patience, hard work, fair-play, honesty, and tolerance. Its colours are yellow and black. Its symbol is a badger. Its common room is in the basement near the kitchen. To get in you must tap a fake barrel in the rhythm "Helga Hufflepuff." It is the only common room to have a way to keep Gryffindors, Ravenclaws, and Slytherins out (by dumping vinegar on them). Helga Hufflepuff Fat Friar
Ravenclaw prefect Robert
Ravenclaw is known for intelligence, wit, cleverness, creativity, and wisdom, Its colours are blue and bronze. Its common room is located on the seventh floor just like the Gryffindor Common Room but next door. To get in you must answer a riddle from an eagle door knocker. Rowena Ravenclaw Grey Lady
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Slytherin is known for ambition, leadership, cunning, determination, and resourcefulness. Its colours are green and silver. Its common room is located in the dungeons, underneath the black lake, and hidden by a stone wall. To get in you must say the password "pure-blood". The only way to keep Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, and Ravenclaws out is that the students chase them out or tell Severus Snape. Harry Potter later found out that this house should have muggle-borns. Salazar Slytherin Bloody Baron