Is Will Smith turning to Scientology?
Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are opening up a new private school that will use Scientologist materials and will have Scientologist teachers instructing children in the classroom.
The name of the school is the New Village Academy and it has caused concerns because it will use instructional methods developed by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.
However, New Village Academy director Jacqueline Olivier told the Los Angeles Times: "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".
The school is preparing to open this upcoming September. This academy will also teach classes on yoga, robotics and etiquette: