As the recent college tuition scandal that ensnared “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman and “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin proved, celebrities will spare no expense when it comes to getting their kids the best education possible. With that in mind, check out the hefty tuitions paid by celebs who send their progeny to these 10 exclusive schools; all figures are in Canadian dollars.
Yearly tuition: $31,000
Grades: Ages four to 13
Number of students: 560
Claim to fame:Prince William and Kate Middleton selected Thomas’s Battersea as the school of choice for Prince George and Princess Charlotte, while famous alums include actress Cara Delevingne and singer Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine.
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Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
Yearly tuition: $50,000
Number of students: 1,174
Claim to fame:Boasting an eight-to-one ratio students to teachers, this creative-skewing school educated such celebs as Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tobey Maguire, Jack Black and director Michael Bay.
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Yearly tuition: $37,800
Number of students: 1,598
Claim to fame:The progeny of director Steven Spielberg, former CBS CEO Les Moonves and movie mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg have attended, as did actors Lily Collins, Ben Platt and both Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal.
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Yearly tuition: $49,000
Number of students: 718
Claim to fame:Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, Demi Moore, Rob Reiner and Meryl Streep have all sent their children to this school, which strives to "cultivate reflective scholars, bold innovators and compassionate leaders equipped with the skills, ethics and inspiration to transform their world.”
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Yearly tuition: $25,000
Grades: Ages 2-5
Number of students: 154
Claim to fame:It’s never too early to start kids off on the right foot — and this prestigious preschool is where the children of celebs such as model Alessandra Ambrosio are sent.
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The Buckley School
Yearly tuition: $43,000 to $51,000
Number of students: 830
Claim to fame:Not only is this the school where future celebs Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian met, other graduates include Nicole Richie, Laura Dern, while all three of Michael Jackson’s children have attended.
Sidwell Friends School
Yearly tuition: $45,000
Number of students: 1,100
Claim to fame:Chelsea Clinton and Sasha and Malia Obama attended this posh DC school, which counts Bill Nye the Science Guy among its former students. RELATED: Celebrity moms who were all kinds of real about motherhood.
Avenues: The World School
Yearly tuition: $52,000
Number of students: 1,320
Claim to fame:Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, is reportedly a student in this school favoured by Manhattan’s elite.
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Center for Early Education
Yearly tuition: $26,000 to $41,000
Number of students: 537
Claim to fame:This celeb-studded school has educated the children of Denzel Washington, Jack Nicholson and former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, while Will Ferrell and his wife have served on the board. It’s also the school selected by Jay-Z and Beyonce for their daughter, Blue Ivy.
Lycée Français de New York
Yearly tuition: $34,000
Number of students: 1,350
Claim to fame:Most courses are taught in French, and celeb progeny to attend include some of Angelina Jolie’s kids, the children of novelist Danielle Steele and Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes.
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