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On 1.6., we celebrate the Children's Day. What would be the biggest gift for our kids? Never having to go to school! But the children of certain celebrities might be wishing for the opposite...

Unconventional Education: Celebrities who refused to send their children to public schools

Martina Šmalclová
29.May 2019
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Helena Houdová: To the edge of the world with children

The most famous representative of non-traditional education in the Czech Republic is undoubtedly the ethereal model Helena Houdová. Following the divorce from her former husband Omar Amanat, she decided to travel with her children and an encyclopedia in her hand through half of the world. Within a few years, she has shown the children the beauty of Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, Cambodia, magical Mexico and more.

Homeschooling gave the Vieweghs freedom

The popular writer Michal Viewegh and his ex-wife Veronika used to be great fans of homeschooling. Even though their daughters Sarah and Bara Viewegh are currently attending grammar school, it hasn’t always been the case. The homeschooling the Vieweghs preferred in the early years of school attendance gave them a sense of freedom and helped them develop the individuality of their daughters.

Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie or Tom Cruise also waved tradition good-bye

But Michal Viewegh and Veronika or Helena Houdová are not the only ones who decided not to follow the traditional model of education.

Homeschooling is exceptionally popular with international celebrities and stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes or Angelina Jolie all put their children through it.

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When career precedes education: The Williams sisters

An unconventional model of education has proven to be effective to Richard Williams years ago. The father of tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams homeschooled his daughters through primary school as well as high school, in order for them to have more time for training. Looking at the immense career success they’ve achieved, there can be no doubt that it was a master plan!

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