Jada Pinkett Smith Leaves Acting for New Village Leadership Academy

 - Mar 13, 2009
References: nvlacademy.org & news.yahoo
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has decided to hang up her acting career for the moment in favor of a new title--schoolmistress--at the New Village Leadership Academy, the school she opened up with husband Will Smith last fall.

According to the Associated Press, the New Village Leadership Academy uses instructional methods developed by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology--a curriculum choice that has come with its fair share of controversy. However, Jada Pinkett Smith echoes the school's assertion that the New Village Leadership Academy is more like a Montessori school that stresses 100% mastery rather than a school of Scientology.