If you’ve chosen an alternative to a classroom education for your kids, then you’re in good company! There are an estimated 2,040,000 homeschoolers in America, and some of the biggest names in entertainment are among them. While some of these families hire teachers for their kids, others take a hands-on approach to their children’s education, just like millions of other parents who choose to homeschool. And stay tuned for part two, when you might be surprised to see which famous faces are homeschool alums themselves!
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
This celebrity couple homeschooled their kids, Willow and Jaden, now stars in their own right, before opening a cooperative school with other homeschooling parents. Pinkett-Smith told Essence in 2005, “The school system in this country—public and private—is designed for the industrial age. We’re in a technological age. We don’t want our kids to memorize. We want them to learn.”