Actor Will Smith has spent over a million dollars on his new private school titled the New Village Academy of Calabasas. Part of the school's curriculum is based on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's "study technology."
The school's web site states it will also use other educational methods such as constructivism and Montessori schooling. The web site discusses the Scientology method which involves three steps: manipulatives, gradients and "misunderstood words."
Last April, Smith denied he was a member of Scientology and stated: "I am a Christian. I am a student of all religions. And I respect all people and all paths."