Hogwarts Castle, featured in the Harry Potter series, is a school for witchcraft and wizardry. Rivaling other schools Durmstrang and Beauxbatons, it is among the best of magic schools. The school has four houses; students are put into each house according to character: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Students study at Hogwarts for seven years, learning basic and advanced forms of magic in all ways and forms. All arts of magic are taught at Hogwarts except for the Dark Arts (defense agaisnt the dark arts is taught, however).