Despite a close friendship with Scientologist's most-famous follower, Tom Cruise, Will Smith isn't a Scientologist and the private school he's opening isn't Scientologist, either! Will and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, are starting the New Village Academy, due to open in September, and while some of the teachers are Scientologists and a few of the teaching methods are based on the religion, the academy's director insists that the school has no ties to any religion. "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," school director Jacqueline Olivier told the Los Angeles Times.
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