When it comes to educational options, celebrity parents face the same choices as us when deciding on the system that best suits their families. Recent news of Katie Holmes enrolling Suri Cruise in a Catholic school for girls in New York City has sparked interest in the educational options other celebrity parents have taken for their young children. From philanthropic approaches to opening schools in their homeland to investing in public schools, celebrities have used their influence to unlock their children's full potential and provide them with the most optimal learning experience. Serena Williams has focused on ensuring that Kenyan families can achieve strong educational training, even if they don't have the finances to support their own schooling.
Shakira has taken a philanthropic approach to opening an impressive 8 schools in her homeland of Columbia. Robert Redford and Natalie Wood, actress Jane Russell, actor Stacey Keach, and Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale all graduated from Chadwick School in the Valley. The school encourages students to discover their hobbies, and it's also a very diverse school, with 48% of the student population being people of color. Messi left high school in Argentina to enroll in the famous La Masia Youth Academy of FC Barcelona and graduated directly into the first team of the famous club.
James was raised by a single mother and they struggled to get to school every day because it was so difficult to find transportation to get to class. Ronaldo was expelled from high school at the age of 14 and decided to leave education to focus on his potential as a football player. The Beatle and his wife wanted to normalize their children's lives as much as possible, and they chose public schools in East Sussex to help them integrate. Tina Fey and Drew Barrymore have their daughters at Brearley, which is the city's most academically challenging school, outside of Hunter (which is public).
With a weakness for helping children in need, Madonna's organization has been the catalyst for the opening of a large number of schools in the area. Unless otherwise noted, prices shown include tuition only and do not take into account the cost of school supplies, uniforms, or extracurricular activities. Unlocking a child's full potential and providing the most optimal learning experience possible has been the goal of many celebrities who have used their influence to open their own schools. Another recent student at Westchester was singer Karyn White (Superwoman), who was a cheerleader at school.
HuffPost helped discover all the incredible schools where celebrities have invested their personal money and see the phenomenal experience this has offered to many children around the world.