Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son, Archie, could attend a non-fee-paying elementary school when he leaves his preschool, according to a royal correspondent.
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could enroll their son, Archie, in a non-fee-paying school when he's old enough, according to a royal expert.
- The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's oldest child currently attends a progressive preschool in California.
- In other royal news, Duchess Camilla has 'royal wave down to a tee' as she prepares for Queenhood.
Archie Mountbatten-Windsor may be the son of royal millionaires, but that doesn't mean he's guaranteed a prestigious education.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's firstborn child, now two, currently attends a preschool in Montecito, California that focuses on sustainability and social inclusivity —two issues close to the philanthropic couple's hearts.
The co-ed facility, which is reportedly situated near Meghan and Harry's £14 million Santa Barbara mansion, also teaches its pupils 'emotional literacy' and 'mindfulness', as well as artistic subjects such as languages, music, theatre, and dance.
According to a parent of a child at the preschool, the Sussexes don't expect VIP treatment when mixing with the other moms and dads.
"Harry often drops Archie off and picks him up, and seems like a good dad," they told the Mirror. "All the parents have been laid-back in welcoming Harry and Meghan, without making a fuss. And to the other kids, Archie is just one of them."
With not long to go until the royal toddler is old enough for elementary school, speculation is brewing over where Meghan and Harry would like Archie to continue his studies.
Prince Harry has openly admitted in the past that he didn't enjoy his own school experience at the elite Eton College in Berkshire, and is likely determined to protect his son from the same turmoil.
According to a former royal correspondent, the couple might even send Archie to a local, non-fee-paying school.
"The catchment area where they live… is Cold Spring School which seems to be a very, very good public school so I could well see Archie there when he becomes that age," Richard Mineards told the Evening Standard.
Cold Spring School is a small school in Montecito with a student population of fewer than 200 children and 12 classroom teachers. Like many liberal academic institutions, it has a strong emphasis on creativity, regularly inviting professional artists and musicians to provide lessons to its pupils. Cold Spring also embraces a 'Project Based Learning' philosophy, encouraging students to 'discover answers on their own' rather than be spoonfed knowledge.
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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