We're Going To Learn More About The American Hogwarts In "Fantastic Beasts"

    J.K. Rowling tweeted about the American Wizarding school that plays a role in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter spin-off movie that fans are waiting *very* patiently to see, doesn't hit theaters until November 2016.

    But thanks to J.K. Rowling's Twitter account (aka the gift that keeps on giving), we have a little more insight into the unnamed school of witchcraft and wizardry in America.

    Fans already knew about the existence of this school because it was mentioned in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in the Harry Potter series.

    When Harry walks through the camp site at the Quidditch World Cup, he saw American witches from The Salem Witches' Institute. Not to mention, in a 2000 interview someone asked Rowling if Americans could attend Hogwarts. She replied, "No, they have their own school. You'll find out in Book 4. Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."

    There were still some curious inquirers who directed their questions at Rowling on Twitter.

    .@MrBanankartong That information will be revealed in due course.

    .@tannerfbowen No, but he's going to meet people who were educated at [name] in [not New York].

    Now we know *for sure* that not only is there an American Hogwarts, but that its name "is of immigrant origin."

    .@loonyloolaluna If I answer that fully it will reveal the location of the school, but you can take that as a yes!

    .@loonyloolaluna Oh wait - did you mean the NAME is of American Indian origin? It isn't. The name is of immigrant origin.

    AND that the school — which apparently is not located in New York City where Fantastic Beasts takes place — has roots in "indigenous magic" which "was important in the founding of the school."

    .@loonyloolaluna However, indigenous magic was important in the founding of the school. If I say which tribes, location is revealed.


    H/T BuzzFeed News reporter Ellie Hall for her expert Harry Potter knowledge.