Mostly for the sake of continuity for students who are returning. Please comment to this post with things regarding your character that should be publically known about. This will be a place for people to quickly get an idea for what's going on with the school and what they should know about it from past time here.
Some information to start us off:
The school shut down for extensive renovations in 1964 and was reopened in 1965 in its current format: magically linked buildings and doorways.
Headmistress Bishop has been the Headmistress since 1950, and is a direct descendant of the Bishop family, a very old Pureblood family from the Salem area.
Deputy Headmaser Bryce Ferris is a graduate of Detroit's Eisenhower School and has been working at the S.W.I. since before the renovations.
The school's rivalry with the Sleep Hollow Institue has been going strong since the 1880s and started when the founder of the Sleepy Hollow Institute had an argument with S.W.I. administration and moved to New York to open his own school.