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10 American Boarding Schools That Look Like Hogwarts

Emma Willard School - Troy, New York

The Emma Willard School is an all-girls school in Troy, New York that was founded in 1814. This school sits on 55 gorgeous acres of land and features Georgian and Jacobethan architecture, which makes the exterior look very similar to our favorite school of witchcraft and wizardry.

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Trinity-Pawling School - Pawling, New York

Trinity-Pawling is an all-boys boarding school located in Pawling, New York. This elite school was founded in 1907 and sits on 150 beautiful acres of land in rural New York. Its stately brick architecture and vast, sweeping grounds look like exactly where Harry and his friends would sit down to study for their O.W.L.s. 

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The Hill School - Pottstown, Pennsylvania

This preparatory boarding school was founded in 1851 and is open to both boys and girls to attend. This beautiful school sits on 300 acres in the Pennsylvania countryside, and one of its key features is its dining hall, which looks incredibly similar to the Great Hall at Hogwarts.

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The Masters School - Dobbs Ferry, New York

The Masters school was founded in 1877 as an all-girls private school, and began admitting boys in 1996. This school is located relatively close to New York City, but still maintains a sense of countryside charm with old-world-style buildings and beautiful, Hogwarts-esque courtyards.

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Kent School - Kent, Connecticut

The Kent School, founded in 1906, is any Potterhead’s dream with its turrets and towers and rustic brick architecture. This elite boarding school is open to both boys and girls and features many amenities, including stables, a boathouse, and a rowing center. 

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Avon Old Farms School - Avon, Connecticut

The name doesn’t make this school sound very regal, but it is in fact one of the most prestigious and expensive boarding schools in the country. This school was founded in 1927, and is open to boys who are striving for academic and athletic excellence. The ancient architectural style has the same feel as Hogwarts, so you can only imagine students mixing up potions in one of those classrooms. 

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Groton School - Groton, Massachusetts

The Groton School is a private, co-ed college preparatory school in Massachusetts that is regarded as one of the top schools in the world to prepare students for college. This school was established in 1884 and features many gorgeous buildings and rooms, including this library that looks just like the Gryffindor Common Room!

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The Lawrenceville School - Lawrenceville, New Jersey

This beautiful school was founded in 1810 and is the second-most expensive boarding school in the United States. Along with rustic brick buildings and lavish grounds, this school also has inter-house, athletic competitions with prizes and prestige similar to the House Cup!

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Salisbury School - Salisbury, Connecticut

The Salisbury School is an all-boys preparatory school that was founded in 1901. This school boasts an impressive 725-acre grounds along with many extracurricular programs for its students. This school has a lake near the campus, and its boathouse looks eerily similar to the one on Hogwarts campus. 

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St. Albans School - Washington, D.C.

This breathtaking all-boys preparatory school was founded in 1909 and has a sister school for girls, called National Cathedral School for Girls. The architecture of this school looks incredibly similar to that of Hogwarts, and they even have headmasters and prefects. 

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