Katie Holmes, who announced last week that she’s divorcing Tom Cruise, has enrolled daughter Suri into the same New York City school once attended by Lady Gaga.
The six-year-old girl, who has been at the centre of an alleged custody dispute between the actress and estranged husband, is expected to begin classes at Manhattan’s Convent of the Sacred Heart School this autumn.
The Catholic girls academy would be a far departure from the Scientology school Cruise is said to have wanted Suri to attend.
Katie and Tom, who married in Italy in 2006, settled their divorce proceedings last week after the actress filed the paperwork at the end of June.
She is thought to have won primary custody of Suri, who will remain with her in New York where they currently reside.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the actress has prepared for their new future by quietly enrolling Suri into first grade at the Upper East Side school.
Classes, scheduled to begin on September 6, would mark Suri’s first in an open classroom format. She was previously home-schooled.
The curriculum at Sacred Heart is thought to be extremely strict, requiring students to attend Mass every Thursday.
Tuition reportedly costs $38,000 a year.
Schooling was reported to have been a point of contention between Tom and Katie, with the Mission: Impossible actor believed to have wanted Suri to attend a Scientology school like his eldest children with Nicole Kidman, Isabella, now 19, and Connor, 17.
However, sources have allegedly told the website that Tom will pay ‘more than $10 million’ in child support for Suri until she is 18.
Although Katie is reported to have sole custody of Suri as part of the settlement agreement, the actor is said to have substantial visitation rights.