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Jada Pinkett wants to open a Scientology-style high school, too

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett already are funding the New Village Leadership Academy, which uses Scientology-based instructional methods, but that's not enough for them. Now Jada is saying she wants to expand the campus to include older students.

Tbdjadapinkett031209 "My plan is to eventually have a high school," she told the AP. "I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'm just trying to make it through this year."

The private academy already has 60 students from pre-K to sixth grade, but the folks out in L.A. couldn't get enough of L. Ron Hubbard's education techniques, which have been likened to the Montessori style of teaching. Pinkett says she decided to open the school after creating a home-school program for kids Jaden, 10, and Willow, 8.

"More and more parents were like, 'Can we come?' " she said. "Then my house started to fill up. We had like 20 kids and I said, 'We might as well start a school.' "

The school has insisted again and again that it is not a Scientology facility, but in the gossip pages, anything goes. In fact, did you know that Will Smith actually is L. Ron Hubbard? All it took was years of vocal training and plastic surgery. And Jada? Now you know what happened to Amelia Earhart.Surprising, isn't it?

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