Celebrity Broods

Suri Cruise to attend $40,000-a-year New York private school

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As kids across Canada and the United States prepare to mourn the imminent end of summer vacation, the world's most famous tot is ready to make her classroom debut.

Suri Cruise hasn't had a terrible summer, aside from, obviously, her parents calling it quits. She's had ice cream trips with Katie Holmes and a Disney World getaway with Tom Cruise, hitting all the toddler trends while she's at it.

But what really has the six-year-old really going gaga is the idea of starting school at New York's $40,000-a-year private school, Avenues, after years of home schooling.

Holmes once said about homeschooling: "We like the one-on-one education. I'm happy that my daughter is strong-willed and determined. You really have to go with what the child is wanting."

Since separating from Tom Cruise, however, Holmes seems to have changed her mind about much of Suri's life, including her fancy wardrobe and her religious upbringing. It looks like Suri's education was next on the list.

Luckily for Suri, Avenues features such amenities as a rooftop playground, full-sized basketball and volleyball courts, a fitness centre, and a nice view of NYC's High Line park. No wonder the school is so competitive.

And instead of the one-on-one education, Holmes must like the short walk from Avenues to their Chelsea apartment, so that she's never too far from her mini-me.

But seeing as Avenues stresses bilingual education and has branches in China, India, Africa, and Europe, Suri might go from a lonely home-school student to international globetrotter.