School! In some parts of the world, it is summer and that is the last thing on anyone’s mind. Of course, other parts of the world see diligent students still toiling away. And for many of us, school is but a distant memory of teachers, books and dirty looks that we perhaps would rather not dwell upon.

But there are some schools that are worth our time. For students at a few choice institutions, school means advanced stellar cartography and astrophysics; lessons in how to pulverize one’s opponent using spells, potions, or the ever-reliable stake through the heart; and — if you’re really unlucky — becoming a meal for some unspeakable creature of the night.

And so, in honor of the 20th literary anniversary of Harry Potter’s almer mater, here are Geek Speak-certified prospectuses (prospecti?) for thirteen of our favorite schools in genre…

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