Hogwarts was founded over 500 years ago by the four greatest wizards of the time; Helga Hufflepuff, Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin.
The Hogwarts motto is Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus, which translates into Never tickle a sleeping dragon.

This page includes: Hogwarts Staff, Courses, The Hogwarts Song and The Sorting Hat’s Songs, and Quidditch.
For more information on the Hogwarts Houses go HERE!

Past and Present Hogwarts Staff:

(If no years are there, that means they have been a Hogwarts staff member in all 6 books)

Binns: History of Magic teacher

Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore: Headmaster (Books 1 – 6)(Partially not in Book 5 due to Umbridge) and Transfiguration nearly 50 years ago

Argus Filch: Caretaker of Hogwarts

Firenze: Divination books 5 and 6

Filius Flitwick: Charms teacher

Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank: Care of magical creatures teacher (beginning of book 5, and substitute teacher for Hagrid)

Rubeus Hagrid: Care of magical creatures teacher books 3 through 6

Madam Hooch: Flying teachers for 1st years and referee at Quidditch games

Kettleburn: Care of magical creatures books 1 through 3

Gilderoy Lockhart: Defense Against the Dark Arts book 2

Remus Lupin: Defense Against the Dark Arts book 3

Minerva McGonagall: Transfiguration teacher and deputy headmistress of Hogwarts (headmistress at the end of book 6)

Sinistra: Astronomy teacher.

Alastor (Mad-Eye) Moody: Defense Against the Dark Arts book 4

Madam Irma Pince: Hogwarts Librarian

Poppy Pomfrey: School nurse.

Quirinus Quirrell: Defense Against the Dark Arts book 1.

Horace Slughorn: Potions Book 6.

Severus Snape: Potions books 1 through 5, Defense Against the Dark Arts book 6.

Pomina Sprout: Herbology teacher.

Sibyll Trelawney: Divination books 1 through 6 (not a teacher at the end of book 5).

Dolores Jane Umbridge: Defense Against the Dark Arts book 5 and headmistress towards the end of book 5 (but not at the end). Hogwarts High Inquisitor Book 5.

Vector: Arithmancy teacher .

*The current teachers for Muggle Studies and Ancient Runes are unknown*

Not at Hogwarts in any of the books (past teachers):

Phineas Nigellus Black- Former Headmaster.

Derwent, Dilys- Former Headmistress.

Dippet, Armando- Headmaster before Dumbledore.

Everard- Former Headmaster.

Fortescue- Former headmaster.

Merrythought- Defense Against the Dark Arts while Tom Riddle was at school.

Ogg- Former grounds keeper while Molly and Arthur Weasley were at Hogwarts.

Pringle, Apollyon- Caretaker while Molly and Arthur Weasley were at Hogwarts.

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Hogwarts Courses:

Ancient Runes: The teacher is unknown. This class was taken by Hermione. Some of the textbooks for this class are Ancient Runes Made Easy, Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms, and Spellman’s Syllabary.

Arithmancy: The teacher if Professor Vector. This is one of the extra classes that students can choose to take up in their 3rd year. This is also one of Hermione’s favorite classes. A textbook needed for this class is Numerology and Gramatica.

Astronomy: This teacher is Professor Sinistra. It is a class required for students years 1 through 5. The class takes place on a high tower at midnight, where they learn about astronomy.

Care of Magical Creatures: This class has been taught by 3 teachers in the books. In the first 2 books, it is taught by Kettleburn. In books 3 through 6 it is taught by Hagrid (even though Professor Grubbly-Plank taught it in the beginning of book 6, while Hagrid was on his mission. She is also like a substitute teacher for Hagrid. They have been required to have 2 books so far in this class; The Monster Book of Monsters, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. This is one of the classes that 3rd years can choose to take on.

Charms: Taught by Professor Flitwick, and there are no required textbooks for this specific class. It is a required class for years 1 through 5.

Defense Against the Dark Arts: Teachers: Quirrell (book 1), Lockhart (book 2), Lupin (book 3), Moody (book 4), Umbridge (book 5), and Snape (book 6). Some text required for this class are The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection, Defensive Magical Theory, and all of Lockhart’s published works. They study many things in this class; usually a different thing every year, due to how quickly they go through teachers. In book 1 they studied evil magic and evil creatures, and how to cope with them. In book 2 they studied basic creatures (because Lockhart didn’t know anything), in book 3 they studied a lot of more advanced dark creatures, in book 4 they studied curses, in book 5 all they did is read the textbook, and in book 6 they studied how to defend themselves against jinxes and things like that.

Divination: Taught by Professor Trelawney in books 1 through 6 (though not at the end of book 5, Umbridge fired her. Dumbledore re-hired her for book 6). It is also taught by the centaur Firenze at the end of book 5 and all of book 6. This is a class that students can pick up in their 3rd year. They study tea leaves, crystal gazing, and other ways how you can see the future.

Flying: Taught by Madam Hooch, this is a basic class that is taught only to 1st years. Here, they learn how to fly and use a broomstick.

Herbology: Taught by Professor Sprout, this is a class where they learn how to deal with and plant magical plants. A textbook that they need for this class is One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi. This is a class that is required for years 1 through 5.

History of Magic: Taught by Professor Binns, a ghost teacher, who teaches them the history of magic. The textbook that they need for this class is called A History of Magic. This is a boring class (according to Harry and Ron.)

Muggle Studies: The teacher for this class is unknown, but in this class they find out how muggles get along without magic. A textbook that they need is Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles. This is one of the extra classes 3rd year students can take.

Potions: The teacher is Snape from books 1 to 5, and Slughorn in Book 6. Some textbooks needed for the class are Magical Drafts and Potions, One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi, and Advanced Potion Making. In this class, they learn how to mix different potions and their ingredients.

Transfiguration: This class is taught by Professor McGonagall. Some textbooks required for this class are A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration, Intermediate Transfiguration, and Advanced Transfiguration. In this class, they learn how to turn 1 thing into another. Each year the objects usually get large and harder to transfigure.

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Hogwarts Songs

Hogwarts 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.

Sorting Hat Songs:
Book 1
Book 4
Book 5

Book 1

Oh you may not think me pretty,
But don’t judge on what you see,
I’ll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I’m the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There’s nothing hidden in your head
The Sorting Hat can’t see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be.

You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.

So put me on! Don’t be afraid!
And don’t get in a flap!
You’re in safe hands (though I have none)
For I’m a Thinking Cap!

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Book 4:

A thousand years or more ago
when I was newly sewn,
there lived four wizards of renown,
whose names are still well known:
bold Gryffindor, from wild moor,
fair Ravenclaw, from glen,
sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad,
shrewd Slytherin, from fen.
They shared a wish, a hope, a dream,
they hatched a daring plan
to educate young sorcerers
thus Hogwarts School began.
Now each of these four founders
formed their own house, for each
did value different virtues
in the ones they had to teach.
By Gryffindor, the bravest were
Prized far beyond the rest;
For Ravenclaw, the cleverest
would always be the best;
For Hufflepuff, hard workers were
Most worthy of admission;
And power-hungry Slytherin
loved those of great ambition.
While still alive they did divide
Their favorites from the throng,
Yet how to pick the worthy ones
When they were dead and gone?

‘Twas Gryffindor who found the way,
He whipped me off his head
The founders put some brains in me
So I could choose instead!
Now slip me snug about your ears,
I’ve never yet been wrong,
I’ll have a look inside your mind
And tell where you belong!

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Book 5:

In times of old, when I was new,
And Hogwarts barely started,
The founders of our noble school
Thought never to be parted.
United by a common goal,
They had the selfsame yearning
To make the world’s best magic school
And pass along their learning.
“Together we will build and teach”
The four good friends decided.
And never did they dream that they
Might some day be divided.
For were there such friends anywhere
As Slytherin and Gryffindor?
Unless it was the second pair
Unless it was the second pair
Of Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw,
So how could it have gone so wrong?
How could such friendships fail?
Why, I was there, so I can tell
The whole sad, sorry tale.
Said Slytherin, “We’ll teach just those
Whose ancestry’s purest.”
Said Ravenclaw, “We’ll teach those whose
Intelligence is surest”
Said Gryffindor, “We’ll teach all those
With brave deeds to their name.”
Said Hufflepuff, “I’ll teach the lot
And treat them just the same.”
These differences caused little strife
When first they came to light.
For each of the four founders had
A house in which they might
Take only those they wanted, so,
For instance, Slytherin
Took only pure-blood wizards
Of great cunning just like him.
And only those of sharpest mind
Were taught by Ravenclaw
While the bravest and the boldest
Went to daring Gryffindor.
Good Hufflepuff, she took the rest
and taught them all she knew,
Thus, the houses and their founders
Maintained friendships firm and true.

So Hogwarts worked in harmony
for several happy years,
but then discord crept among us
feeding on our faults and fears.

The Houses that, like pillars four
had once held up our school
now turned upon each other and
divided, sought to rule.
And for a while it seemed the school
must meet an early end.
what with dueling and with fighting
and the clash of friend on friend.
And at last there came a morning
when old Slytherin departed
and though the fighting then died out
he left us quite downhearted.
And never since the founders four
were whittled down to three
have the Houses been united
as they once were meant to be.

And now the Sorting Hat is here
and you all know the score:
I sort you into Houses
because that is what I’m for.
But this year I’ll go further,
listen closely to my song:
though condemned I am to split you
still I worry that it’s wrong,
though I must fulfill my duty
and must quarter every year
still I wonder whether sorting
may not bring the end I fear.
Oh, know the perils, read the signs,
the warning history shows,
for our Hogwarts is in danger
from external, deadly foes
and we must unite inside her
or we’ll crumble from within
I have told you, I have warned you…
let the Sorting now begin.

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Hogwarts Quidditch

Gryffindor House Team:

Book 1-3:

  • Keeper: Oliver Wood (Captain)
  • Chasers: Katie Bell, Angelina Johnson, Alicia Spinett
  • Beaters: Fred and George Weasley
  • Seeker: Harry Potter

Book 5, First Part:

  • Keeper: Ron Weasley
  • Chasers: Katie Bell, Angelina Johnson (Captain), Alicia Spinett
  • Beaters: Fred and George Weasley
  • Seeker: Harry Potter

Book 5, Second Part:

  • Keeper: Ron Weasley
  • Chasers: Katie Bell, Angelina Johnson (Captain), Alicia Spinett
  • Beaters: Andrew Kirke and Jack Sloper
  • Seeker: Ginny Weasley

Book 6, Most of Season:

  • Keeper: Ron Weasley (McLaggen for 1 game)
  • Chasers: Katie Bell, Ginny Weasley, Demelza Robins
  • Beaters: Jimmy Peaks and Ritchie Coote
  • Seeker: Harry Potter (Captain)

Book 6, Quidditch Cup:

  • Keeper: Ron Weasley
  • Chasers: Dean Thomas, Katie Bell, Demelza Robins
  • Beaters: Jimmy Peaks and Ritchie Coote
  • Seeker: Ginny Weasley

Slytherin House Team:

  • Miles Bletchley- Keeper (Appears in books 1, 5)
  • Warrington- Chaser (Appears in books 3, 4, 5)
  • Adrian Pucey- Chaser (Appears in books 1, 2, 5)
  • Marcus Flint- Chaser (Appears in book 1, 2, 3)
  • Montague- Chaser (Appears in books 3, 4, 5)
  • Vaisey- Chaser (Appears in Book 6)
  • Urquhart- Position unknown (Appears in Book 6, captain)
  • Derrick- Beater (Appears in book 3)
  • Bole- Beater (Appears in book 3)
  • Vincent Crabbe- Beater (Player in Book 5-6)
  • Greggory Goyle-Beater (Player in Book 5-6)
  • Terrence Higgs- Seeker (Player in Book 1)
  • Draco Malfoy- Seeker (Player in Books 2-6)
  • Harper- Seeker (Book 6- Filled in for Malfoy)

So assuming all of the information above is accurate, we expect the following lineup for the Slytherin quidditch team:

  • Keeper: Miles Bletchley (Books 1-5)
  • Chasers: Unknown
  • Beaters: Derrick and Bole (Books 1-4)
  • Beaters: Crabbe and Goyle (Books 5-6)
  • Seeker: Terrence Higgs (Book 1)
  • Seeker: Draco Malfoy (Books 2-6)

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Ravenclaw House Team:

  • – Seeker (Books 1-6): Cho Chang
  • Chaser: Roger Davies
  • Chaser: Bradley- Chaser
  • Chaser: Chambers- Chaser

Hufflepuff House Team:

  • Seeker: (book 5): Summery)
  • Seeker: Cedric Diggory
  • Chaser: Caldwallader
  • Chaser (Book 6): Zacharias Smith

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