Tales Of Celebrity Sadness: Matt Damon’s Kids Were Denied Admission To A Fancy Private School In Brooklyn
Based on my very limited knowledge of dealing with famous people, I have always thought that the first rule of dealing with a famous person was that you never say no. Never! You just don’t do it. If a famous person asks “Can I have a water?“, you give them one. If they ask “Can I have a kidney?“, you give them one. But Matt Damon recently proved that there are some things that even Matt Damon can’t get just because he’s Matt “Oscar-Winner” Damon.
Page Six says that Matt Damon is planning on moving his family back to New York after living in Los Angeles for two years. Since school is still one of those mandatory things, Matt and his wife Luciana Barroso needed to find a new school for three of their kids, Isabella (10), Gia (7), and Stella (5). And since Matt Damon is a celebrity, he decided to send them to an exclusive arts-oriented private school in Brooklyn Heights called St. Ann’s School. St. Ann’s didn’t care how many times Matt Damon told them that he’s Matt Damon, they didn’t accept his kids as students. A source says that St. Ann’s told Matt that their classes were fully booked for the upcoming year, and there’s no chance of them getting in.
“They had a conversation with the school, but St. Ann’s just won’t bend the rules. 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.”
A bunch of famous people have gone to St. Ann’s, like Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Zac Posen, and Paz de la Huerta. St. Ann’s doesn’t give grades or follow a strict curriculum. It’s not cheap either; tuition for St. Ann’s runs between $36,080 and $42,555 a year. Both Ethan Hawke and Maggie Gyllenhaal currently send their kids there.
No word on what Matt Damon’s backup school is, but I’m sure he can always try for Expensive Academy or St. Celebrity’s Prep. But I can see why he’d want to send his kids to St. Ann’s. Who wouldn’t want to give their children the gift of being able to start a college application with the words “As you can see, I went to the same school as Paz de la Huerta, so….”