Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Founded circa 1000 AD by four wizards concerned with the proper education of the following generations and in recognition of the dangerous attitude of most of the people living at that time towards the magically inclined or anyone who was considered at all different.

The "Y1K" problems were a good deal more severe than the recent "Y2K" problems we had to overcome.

While the "Dark Ages" were not quite as dismal as many people have been led to believe, there were major problems caused by the break up of the Holy Roman Empire following the death of Karl der Grosser [Charlemagne]. The lack of a strong central authority with the military power to enforce its laws encouraged the Vikings, among others, to raid throughout Europe, and for many nobles to seek to increase their holdings. People, for extremely good reasons, viewed strangers or those acting in a strange manner as a threat to their existence.

Add to this the widespread belief that the year 1000 marked the Second Coming, the end of the world, and reasonable people made the effort to protect their own.

The institution created by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin a millennium ago still provides students with the education and protection envisioned by its founders.

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Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

Order of Merlin First Class
Grand Sorcerer
Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot
Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards

Minerva McGonagall


Board of Governors

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Librarian:Madam Irma Pince
Nurse:Madam Poppy Pomfrey
Caretaker:Argus Filch [Squib]
Keeper of the Keys & Grounds:Rubeus Hagrid [Half-giant]
Gamesmistress:Madam Hooch

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Arithmancy:Professor Vector
Astronomy:Professor Sinistra
Care of Magical Creatures:Professor Kettleburn [retired]
Rubeus Hagrid
Professor Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank [Substitute]
Charms:Professor Flitwick
Defense against Dark Arts:Professor Quirrell [deceased]
Gilderoy Lockheart [disabled]
Remus "Moony" Lupin [resigned]
Bartemius Crouch, Jr. [souless]*
Dolores Jane Umbridge [Ministry of Magic appointee]
Professor Severus Snape
Divination:Professor Sibyll P. Trelawney
Firenze [Palomino centaur]
Herbology:Professor Pomona Sprout
History of Magic:Professor Binns [Ghost]
Potions:Professor Severus Snape
Professor Horace Slughorn
Transfiguration:Professor Minerva McGonagall

* Crouch was disguised as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, a retired Auror.

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All examinations are administered by:
Wizarding Examinations Authority
Professor Griselda March, Head

Ordinary Wizarding Level [OWL]: Given at the end of the Fifth Year, OWLs are the standard final examinations for students who do not need or want advanced studies.

Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test [NEWT]: Given at the end of the Seventh Year, NEWTs are the final examinations for the advanced courses taken during the two years after the OWLs. NEWTs are required for certain wizarding jobs, especially jobs in the Ministry of Magic.


O - OutstandingP - Poor
E - Exceeds ExpectationsD - Dreadful
A - AcceptableT - Troll

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Required:Electives: [Third Year & after]
AstronomyAncient Runes
Defense against the Dark ArtsCare of Magical Creatures
History of MagicMuggle Studies
Broomstick Flying [First Year only]

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The Standard Book of SpellsMiranda Goshawk [seven book series]
A History of MagicBathilda Bagshot
Magical TheoryAdalbert Waffling
A Guide to TransfigurationEmeric Switch [three book series]
One Thousand Magical Herbs and FungiPhyllida Spore
Flesh-Eating Trees of the World
Magical Drafts and PotionsArsenius Jigger
Advanced Potion MakingLibatius Borage
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemNewt Scamander
The Monster Book of Monsters
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-ProtectionQuentin Trimble
Defensive Magical TheoryWilbert Slinkhard
Confronting the Faceless
Home Life and Social Habits of British MugglesWilhelm Wigworthy
Unfogging the FutureCassandra Vablatsky
The Dream OracleInigo Imago
Numerology and Grammatica

The Gilderoy Lockhart books are no longer being used.

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One plain pointed hat [black]
Three sets of plain work robes [black]
One winter cloak [black with silver fastenings]
One set of formal robes [fourth year and above]

Note: Name tags must be attached to all clothing.

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One wand
One telescope
One set of brass scales
One cauldron [pewter, size 2]
One set of phials [glass or crystal]
One standard set of student's Potions ingredients
One pair of protective gloves [dragon-hide or equivalent]

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Students may bring one of the following: an owl, a cat, OR a toad.
Students may NOT bring a broomstick until their Second Year.
Beginning in the Third Year, students may visit Hogsmeade on specified days IF they have a signed permission form on file.

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Triwizard Cup

The Triwizard Cup, the symbol of victory in the quinquennial Triwizard Tournament, currently resides at Hogwarts as a result of the efforts of Cedric Diggory and Harry Potter in the last tournament.

Diggory and Potter tied with each other while besting Fleur Delacour of Beauxbatons Academy and Viktor Krum of Durmstrang Institute.

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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.

Sung to the tune of your choice.

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Residential Houses


Gryffindor Seal
Founder: Godric Gryffindor
Head: Minerva McGonagall
Ghost: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington ("Nearly Headless Nick")

Euan AbercrombeAngelina Johnson ²Dean Thomas
Katie BellAndrew KirbyKenneth Towler
Lavender BrownNeville LongbottomFred Weasley ²
Colin CreevyNatalie McDonaldGeorge Weasley ²
Dennis CreevyParvati PatilGinny Weasley
Seamus FinniganHarry James PotterPercy Weasley ²
Vicky ForbisherJack SlopesRon Weasley ¹
Hermione Granger ¹Alicia Spinnet ²Oliver Wood ²
Geoffrey HooperPatricia Stimpson

1. Prefect in Book 5
2. Left School by Book 6

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Hufflepuff Seal
Founder: Helga Hufflepuff
Head: Pomona Sprout
Ghost: "Fat Friar"

Hannah Abbot ¹Emma DobbsZacharias Smith
Susan BonesJustin Finch-FletchlySummerby
Eleanor BranstoneErnie Macmillan ¹Summers
Owen CauldwellLaura MadleyKevin Whitby
Cedric Diggory ²Eloise MidgenRose Zeller
Harold DingleSally-Anne Perks

1. Prefect in Book 5
2. Deceased

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Ravenclaw Seal
Founder: Rowena Ravenclaw
Head: Professor Flitwick
Ghost: "Grey Lady"

Stewart AckerlyPenelope Clearwater ²Luna Lovegood
Terry BootMichael CornerMorag MacDougal
BradlyRoger DaviesMoon
Mandy BrocklehurstMarietta EdgecombePadma Patil ¹
Eddie CarmichaelFawcettOrla Quirke
ChambersAnthony Goldstein ¹Lisa Turpin
Cho ChangDaphne Greengrass

1. Prefect in Book 5
2. Left School by Book 6

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Slytherin Seal
Founder: Salazar Slytherin
Head: Severus Snape
Ghost: "Bloody Baron"

Malcolm BaddockMarcus Flint ²Pansy Parkinson ¹
Miles BletchleyGregory GoyleGraham Pritchard
Bole ²Terence HiggsAdrian Pucey
Millicent BulstrodeDraco Malfoy ¹Warrington
Vincent CrabbeMontagueBlaise Zabini
Derrick ²Theodore Nott

1. Prefect in Book 5
2. Left School by Book 6

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Dumbledore's Army
Harry Potter *
Gryffindor Hufflepuff Ravenclaw
Katie Bell Parvati Patil Hannah Abbot Terry Boot
Lavender Brown Alicia Spinnet Susan BonesCho Chang
Colin Creevy Dean Thomas Justin Finch-Fletchley Michael Corner
Dennis Creevy Fred Weasley Ernie Macmillan Marietta Edgecombe
Hermione Granger * George Weasley Zacharias Smith Anthony Goldstein
Angelina Johnson Ginny Weasley * Luna Lovegood *
Lee Jordan Ron Weasley * Padma Patil
Neville Longbottom *

* Rescue Mission

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Inquisitorial Squad

Millicent BulstrodeDraco MalfoyWarrington
Vincent CrabbeMontague
Gregory GoylePansy Parkinson

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Dervish & Bangs [Wizarding equipment]Owl Post
Gladrags WizardwearScrivenshaft's Quill Shop
Honeyduke's Sweet ShopShrieking Shack
The Hog's Head [Pub, a bit dodgy]Three Broomsticks [Pub, Madam Rosmerta]
Madam Puddifoot's Tea ShopZonko's Joke Shop

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