Kaaterskill Academy of Magic
Kaaterskill Academy of Magic is located on the eastern escarpment of the Catskill Mountains overlooking the Hudson River in New York state. Kaaterskill enrolls American and Canadian magical children aged 11-17, Kaaterskil corresponding to the middle school and high school years of the American Muggle education system.
Kaaterskill was founded in 1776 by Elwyn Bradbury (ca. 1680-1802(?)), a Hogwarts graduate and rhabdomancer who emigrated to the English colonies about 1700. Prior to the American Revolution, young colonial wizards and witches attended Hogwarts or received rudimentary home schooling. With the colonial muggles at war with the British empire, Bradbury decided it was time to found an American school of magic. He dowsed for an appropriate location and discovered a site of great magical power perched on a high cliff overlooking the Hudson.