Katie Holmes is making some big changes.
Over the next few weeks, millions of kids will be heading back to school, but none of them will be getting as much attention as Suri Cruise! Just weeks after her split from Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes is putting down roots in the Big Apple, including enrolling her daughter in a pricey private school.
According to Life & Style, Suri will be attending Avenues, a $40,000 per year private school just a few blocks from their Chelsea apartment. A source told the magazine, “Katie has eagerly been telling Suri all about the lunchrooms, basketball courts and different activities Avenues offers. Suri’s really excited about it.”
Features at Avenues include a rooftop playground, fitness center and gym with full-size courts for volleyball and basketball. Plus, the school has a partnership with the gym where Suri has taken gymnastics, Chelsea Piers.
This move can’t make Suri’s dad very happy, since it means she’ll be spending nine months a year thousands of miles away from Cruise’s L.A. home—and the headquarters of the Church of Scientology.
Holmes choice of moving to NYC seems like a strategic move to keep Suri away from her father, who is reportedly spoiling the child. After the star’s recent visit with his daughter, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times, “As if Suri wasn’t already spoiled enough, this is only making it worse. … Now she’s demanding only travel on private planes, for God’s sake. She’s just 6. Can you imagine what she’ll be like by the time she’s a teenager, if this keeps up?
“Plus Tom never disciplines her one little bit. Katie is the one who has to do that, and it’s not good for that to be so totally one-sided.”
Maybe starting school and being with other kids will keep Suri well-rounded!