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Will Smith's Says Chill Because His New School Is Not Scientologist

Incase anyone is wondering... Will Smith insists that the school he and Jada are opening is not Scientologist. I suppose his close affiliation with the likes of Tom Cruise helped cement all the rumors that have been circulating for some time now. I actually forgot about the entire project. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, catch up HERE first and then continue reading on below.

From Yahoo Movies:

Will Smith's soon-to-open private school is not a Scientology facility, as some reports have suggested, the academy's director said.

Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, have founded the New Village Academy, scheduled to open in September.

The school will use instructional methods developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard called study technology. And a few teachers belong to the church.

But the couple say they are not Scientologists, and the academy's director insists the facility has no religious affiliation.

"We are a secular school, and just like all nonreligious independent schools, faculty and staff do not promote their own religions at school or pass on the beliefs of their particular faith to children," New Village Academy director Jacqueline Olivier told the Los Angeles Times.

Oliver said some of the school's staffers are Scientologists, Muslim, Christian or Jewish.

In addition to reading and math, the school offers classes on yoga, robotics and etiquette.


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