Matt Damon is sometimes even rejected, and now there’s proof!
The notable actor is planning to move his family, wife Luciana Barroso, and their children, back to New York City, and they are preparing for the change in location by applying for schools to send their youngsters to. Page Six shares that Damon and his wife had applied for their three children to attend the prestigious school, St. Ann’s, which is a very exclusive private school in the city.
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However, as Wonderwall reports, the family was entirely shut down instead of warmly welcomed. But why did the star and his family get rejected? It reportedly all has to do with enrollment numbers at the school, which has seen Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, and designer Zac Posen walk its halls as students in past years. The artsy and exclusive school is also attended currently by the children of Ethan Hawke and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
The upcoming school year is already fully booked with students in each grade, meaning that Damon’s daughters Isabella, 10, Gia, 7 and Stella, 5, will simply have to find another posh educational institute to attend.
“They had a conversation with the school, but St. Ann’s just won’t bend the rules,” Page Six’s source explained.
Unlike other prestigious schools, St. Ann’s will not be swayed by children’s famous and wealthy parents to break their rules that are set in place. The source continued on the subject.
“They don’t care [who the parents of its students are]. A lot of schools will bend the rules very happily; they’ll bring celebrities’ kids in midway through the year or do whatever they want. St. Ann’s just isn’t doing it.”
Much like many private schools, the tuition for a school year at St. Ann’s comes with a hefty price. Tuition ranges between $38,080 and $42,555 per child. The school is known for assisting children to enhance their artistic abilities, therefore the facility does not give out letter grades. Instead, as the site for the school explains, they prefer to use other manners to evaluate children.
“So that every child will flourish, we eschew grades, rankings and prizes in favor of ongoing dialogue and teacher reports.”
Although the family’s first attempt to transition back to the East Coast has been met with a setback, the couple is still excited about their return to New York. Damon and his wife first met in 2003 in Miami Beach and were then married in Manhattan in 2005. The couple and their children lived in New York right up until 2013. They later decided to relocate the family to Los Angeles due to Damon’s consistent work on films in Hollywood.
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Matt Damon shared that the decision to move to Los Angeles in 2013 was not met with enthusiasm by all of the couple’s children.
“”Basically all of our friends with little kids are out there [in LA]. We’re a little conflicted. We love it here, we’re really happy here and New York will always be here. It might just turn out to be a little jaunt out there and then a return. . . It’s hard to leave here. Our oldest one is excited. The younger ones, I think it’s kind of hard for them to grasp it.”
And now the family is returning to the locale they were so happy in after it really just being a “little jaunt” in L.A. It’s a certainty that the family is ready to return to their beloved city of New York, regardless of the fact that the children do not have a place to attend school as of yet.
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