Summary: The first of a proposed alternative set of American wizard schools. The American system, unlike the British system, is collegiate, meaning that students attend public school until junior high, when they switch to magic magnet schools. Prior to this, they have magic kindergarten classes and summer schools to ensure they don't hurt anyone. From the magnet schools, they attend colleges. SID is in the Ivy League of wizard colleges, comparable it esteem to MIT.
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