Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is attending a ‘New Age’ nursery school

My mom was a teacher for decades, and she preferred working with little kids, like five-to-seven-year-olds. That always sounded like a nightmare to me, because kids that age are so malleable and such little sponges, yet none of them have the attention span god gave a fruit fly. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will turn three years old in May, which means he’s at the age for nursery school. According to the Daily Mirror’s sources, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have enrolled Archie in a nursery school that seems a bit “New Age.” What did they expect, it’s California and the children are two and three years old??

Harry and Meghan’s two-year-old son Archie has started nursery – and it’s thought he’s already learning how to be a New Age Californian. The school teaches things such as “emotional literacy”, mindfulness and how to be kind and look after the environment.

Many celebs living in the area send their kids to the All Saints by the Sea Episcopal School. But the Sussexes chose a less traditional place further away. Meghan was spotted driving Archie to school, then carrying his green backpack and a space-themed lunchbox.

A parent of one of Archie’s classmates said: “Harry often drops Archie off and picks him up, and seems like a good dad. All the parents have been laidback in welcoming Harry and Meghan, without making a fuss. And to the other kids, Archie is just one of them. They don’t know his parents are royalty, and probably wouldn’t care – unless Meghan was a Disney princess.”

The site is very different from Mynors’ Nursery School, which Harry and brother Prince William attended. The princes learned reading, writing and numbers amid play at the school, which is just five minutes from Kensington Palace in London. But the choice of Archie’s nursery reflects Harry’s emphasis on mental health and the environment, and Meghan’s focus on compassion and caring. It has small class sizes and puts great stress on the environment – with gardens that have fruit trees, plants, butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Students get close to nature by helping to grow and harvest vegetables. The school also teaches Spanish, music, dance, theatre and coding.

[From The Daily Mirror]

It sounds fine? Again, it’s nursery school, not Yale. Kids that age need to learn their alphabet and how to identify bugs and animals. Maybe get them started on a second language too. It sounds like a perfectly lovely nursery school and I bet it’s expensive as hell too. Is it “New Age” to learn some gardening basics or to spend time in nature? Is it New Age to herd three-year-olds into a dance class? Just nitpicking for no reason.

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  1. OriginalLala says:

    None of that sounds “new age” to me…I have friends who run Forest schools and this seems similar.

    • milliemollie says:

      Same. To me “New Age” is crystals and Goop…
      This school sounds great! Heck, I would take courses there and I’m three decades older than Archie

    • Chloe says:

      I guess they labeled it “new age” because of the emotional literacy stuff but isn’t 1-4 the years where kids are supposed to learn social behavior? You know: playing together, sharing, “no means no”?Seems normal to me.

    • JayNay says:

      none of that sounds very real to me 😉 the phrase “without making a fuss” really stands out. It sounds very British and not at all American. Someone in California would probably say “without making a big deal”. But i’m not a native speaker, so maybe someone else wants to chime in?
      Generally, I don’t think most of these stories are anywhere near the truth, and if so, it’s more by chance than because any of the British papers have any inside access.

      • Becks1 says:

        I dont say “without making a fuss.” I’ll maybe say “I dont want any fuss about going to bed” or something or more likely, “what is all the fuss about” but not in this context “without making a fuss.” But, that may just be me.

        “without making a big deal” would be more in line with something I would say.

      • Debbie says:

        If you’re in any doubt as to whether this reporter has any real first-hand knowledge of what’s going on in Archie’s life, let me point out this clue: when they write, “it’s thought that” that’s like the usual “sources say.” Yeah, taking a kernel and trying to make a whole news article out it.

        Actually, the way they tried to force a “New Age” narrative reminded me of when Frogmore was being renovated and the British media pushed that rolling yoga floors and New Age, vegetarian paint for the walls, gender-neutral upbringing, and just added whatever new developments there are in home decoration to foster a California/Hollywood actress vs. traditional royal nursery vibe. All that time though, they knew nothing.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        JayNay, “without making a fuss” doesn’t sound American. I can hear people saying, “it hasn’t been a problem”–assuming they didn’t just say “no problem”. I guess this article is written for the British readers.

        This new age business really makes it clear that someone British wrote this. It gives me a strange idea of what nursery schools are like in the UK. I have to ask do they teach selfishness and meanness? Do they teach that wasting resources if the British way? Can someone give me a clue?

    • Cessily says:

      Exactly how young children were meant to learn.. sounds like a great program/school.

    • Killfanora says:

      OriginalLala, quite right. Here in the UK more and more primary schools have or are developing Forest Schools and they are wonderful. Children not only learn about nature, but have art, English, drama, geography and science classes in them. The children learn so much and utterly love Forest School classes.

    • GamerGrrl says:

      Imagine teaching a child to be kind, considerate, and maybe care about the Earth! How very un-royal…

  2. NCWoman says:

    It sounds like it is focused on learning through action, which seems more suited to instill a love of learning in Archie than sitting still in a more formal classroom setting.

  3. MsIam says:

    A nursery school that teaches coding? Huh? And don’t most nursery schools teach kindness to others and how to take care of your space, indoors and out? Slow news day again I guess. Gotta get the daily Sussexes quota in somehow.

    • Lauren says:

      The basics of coding can be taught to toddlers. There’s lots of toys and games out there to do it. Coding has become a basic part of education these days, and the earlier they learn it the better. My own boys get coding education in their public elementary school.

      Also, this does not sound any different than the schools the Cambridge kids are sent to. I clearly remember hearing that George would be learning coding, and his school offered dance, French and lots of outdoors learning experiences. That school also placed an importance taught emotional literacy, too.

      The Cambridges were lauded for being modern in their choice of school. The Sussexes, of course, are derided, despite sending their son to a comparable school.

      • Nic919 says:

        Yes it’s clear the use of new age Californian is meant to slag their choice when it doesn’t sound any different from where the Cambridge kids went to nursery school.

      • Debbie says:

        I’m puzzled, how do the kids learn coding (basics) without being taught reading and writing (basics). I guess the reporter left that part out of the school’s curriculum. I see they mentioned it in the British school’s program though. They are so transparent.

      • Lauren says:

        You can do it using block chain coding systems. Arrows, stop signs, just various symbols. Google “coding toys for toddlers” and you’ll find lots of examples.

      • Christine says:

        Robot Turtles is a coding game that my son had when he was a toddler, there are a ton of them out there now.

    • Ginger says:

      Seriously. My kids went to nursery school and they taught kindnesses and sharing, the environment, etc.. I assumed they taught that in the UK as well. It’s not just a US thing. It’s not “new age” or “woke”.

    • Concern Fae says:

      The human brain develops the capacity to learn basic mathematical concepts earlier than it does the ability to read. We push early reading, but not early math. Education researchers would like to switch to have a push for prioritizing math over reading in preschool as this could really help with math literacy. The other issue is that with math you are either right or wrong. Little kids don’t have the same shame around being wrong that older kids do. They can emotionally handle learning math more easily at a younger age.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Thanks for sharing this – fascinating! Could be especially useful for girls, because as they become more socially aware they pick up social cues about math that are detrimental to their ability to master it and advance.

  4. minx says:

    Shrug. Sounds like what my kids had 15-20 years ago.

  5. KFG says:

    It’s a Montessori pre-school. Also the fail doesn’t have sources they just make stuff up.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      I thought it sounded Montessori. Which has been around for decades and is not new age.

  6. The Hench says:

    I don’t have kids but if I did this sounds like exactly the kind of nursery I’d like them to attend.

  7. SnarcasmQueen says:

    New Age? I bet money it’s some form of Montessori.

    The British press is so dramatic.

  8. Cg2495 says:

    lol… they can’t leave this family alone. They (H and M) can enroll their kids wherever they damn please.
    Ps: school sounds just like any nursery not new age. Learning through action.

  9. El says:

    George went to a Montessori school (as do my boys). Our Montessori’s school curriculum sounds pretty similar.

    • LaraK says:

      Yeah, but when Meghan does it, it’s got to be weird and gross, so they have to make something up. Like, George goes for Ice Cream. Archie goes for Privilege Ice Cream made from milk of abused cows by exploited workers in flavors that dictators like, and let’s not forget he eats it in a $15 million dollar mansion owned by his horrible mother and oppressed father.

      Hmmm, now I’m worried the DM will steal this story…

  10. Over it says:

    Since the tax payers, the queen or Charles are not footing the bill for this school, then it’s none of the British tabloids business. They can go write stories about the keenbridges children schools and how much it cost them

  11. LaraK says:

    That sounds like a normal fancy nursery school? Any large city has those too. It’s not really new age-y anymore, just normal. It always happens. A new trend will start (e.g unschooling) and over time pricier schools will take some of the more popular elements and incorporate them. So most modern nursery schools will have elements of Montessori, unschooling, environmental protection, social justice, etc, especially for higher income parents that want “the best” for their kids.

  12. Bettyrose says:

    I had the same reaction to “New Age.” Gawd help us if learning about the environment is just a fad for the wealthy. Archie’s generation is going to live through an era of environmental crisis. The burden will be on them to save this planet. Learning that is as critical as the three Rs. I’m not at all surprised that H & M value an environmental education, though.

  13. aquarius64 says:

    The BM doesn’t know squat.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      and The Daily Fail is the worst of the BM!

      • SomeChick says:

        they so totally are. this was from the other DM tho, the Daily Mirror. (the Cloudy Mirror?) more like the Opaque Crystal Ball, lol.

  14. Becks1 says:

    It sounds like a Montessori school to me, or even if not….he’s not even 3 yet. At that age, most preschools (even FT daycares) ARE about things like learning about the environment in basic ways (bees need flowers! Let’s plant some flowers!) or learning about weather (my son’s preK teacher taught them about weather by setting up a Wizard of Oz thing in the room, lol.)

    One preschool near us used to teach the students about colors and numbers (aisles, prices etc) by strapping them into their big buggy and taking them through the grocery store next door, lol. I always used to love seeing them all as I was shopping.

    so basically this sounds like your typical upscale preschool to me.

  15. MellyMel says:

    Not sure what’s New Age about it, but it sounds like a lovely school I would like to send my hypothetical children to honestly.

    • Jane Smith says:

      It makes me feel uncomfortable that we know so much about the school that Archie is attending, about the nature of his pick up and drop off, and about the other parents and students. I just want them to be safe and this feels kind of icky and violating.
      That being said, everything that was described is totally developmentally appropriate for a young preschooler.
      Students Archie’s age learn through play and actions.
      It’s appropriate to dance to learn gross motor and motor planning.
      Growing flowers and vegetables is a life skill that requires perseverance and cooperation. They also come in various sizes, shapes, colors and quantities that the students can learn to identify, count, sort and so on.
      Bottom line, he’s getting an appropriate education, nothing to see here.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I agree. It’s another case of the RR’s using their minions to gather ALL that they can with regards to Harry and Meghan, but now they are using Archie for their dirty deeds!!

        The RR’s need to leave the entire family ALONE!! I am sick of them using every tool to use have the ability to print stories! As for the comment by another parent, it all sounds extremely fishy…..

        I do love the qualities of his school, as it sounds like a Montessori school to me as well. As for the programs that they offer, it sounds like a great place to start your children at.

  16. Sure says:

    What I find amusingly sweet about the Chick Inn photo is the shadow on the right of H lining up the shot on his phone.

  17. Dee (2) says:

    This sounds pretty much like the preschool I went to in 1985-1986. Hammocks for nap time, a vegetable garden in the back, stickers on items that said blue and azul. Not really New Age. The only difference I see is the coding, and I don’t know how complicated that can really be for 3-5 year olds. It cracks me up how much emphasis is put on them being taught kindness, like wanting children to learn to be considerate and have emotional intelligence is some weird experiment, that could lead to their downfall.

  18. Digital Unicorn says:

    As others have said it sounds like a Montessori – didn’t the Cambridge kids go there at one point?

    Also i LOVE how Archie is dressed in that photo – his little jeans and white shirt, cute.

  19. Jais says:

    Sounds lovely. Did it mention anything about crystals and listening to enya? Those are my associations with new age lol. And I love enya btw.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Ha! I was about to come at you for the Enya comment. What would college have been without deep conversations by candlelight listening to Enya? ❤️

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      Sail Away is on my playlist. That one song can pull me out of the worst mood, and I listen to it while I am sitting on the sand in Port Aransas watching the ocean do its thing.
      Love Enya

  20. Em says:

    The daily mirror and their useless scoops. They got the “scoop” about the house and now this, I wonder if other newspapers are letting the mirror have all the exclusives and just copy from them to avoid being sued.

  21. Charfromdarock says:

    No matter what type of school their children attend, it will be the “wrong” one according to the BP.

    It sounds like a regular pre-school to me. 🤷‍♀️

  22. Amy Bee says:

    Sounds like a regular pre-school to me. If it’s true. The Mirror is coming out with all these stories about Meghan and Harry all of sudden. Is it because Harry’s suing them?

  23. Bea says:

    These people make good things such as compassion, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, sound like bad things. They make it sound like Archie is joining a cult, not a progressive school. It is so ridiculous. And then they praise William and Kate for “caring” about “mental health” and the “environment”.

    • lanne says:

      considering that the British media just had Alan Dershowitz on to talk about the Ghislane Maxwell verdict, and they are protecting a pedo prince, these aren’t the people with exemplary values. If they are sneering at something, it’s probably a sign that whatever they sneer at is actually a good thing. The British media is full of terrible, terrible people who enable racists and rapists. I said what i said.

  24. equality says:

    At his age school is supposed to be about socialization skills and, I imagine, a lot of H&M’s decision has to do with security also. How awful to teach children to be mindful and kind and to care for the environment. If I read many of this outlet’s articles, my eyes would be permanently in the back of my head.

  25. Catherine says:

    Whenever the tabloids use Californian, they use it in a derogatory way. And New Age is their version of woke; which they only ever use negatively. They are othering a toddler. Targeting him. Trying to emphasize that he is different than the rest of the “true” royal children. Just as they are concerned about Harry’s popularity, they are already concerned about the future popularity of the Sussexes children. Richard Kay already wrote an article saying the Sussexes children need to be available to assist George during his reign. It’s disturbing.

    • JT says:

      Why would Archie and Lili Di be around for George’s reign? Isn’t that what Charlotte and Louis are for? His actual siblings, living off of the taxpayers? This is absurd. If the palace couldn’t treat H&M well, why the hell would they treat Archie and Lili any better? And why would the Sussex children even want to prop up the monarchy in the first place? Their lives are already better being private citizens anyway.

      • Becks1 says:

        Richard Kay needs to keep his mouth shut about the Sussex children. Why on earth would they need to be available to George during his reign? William’s cousins won’t be available to him (Louise, James, the York sisters, and Zara and Peter.) none of them are working royals.

      • JT says:

        There probably won’t be a throne for George to even reign over anyway but the fact that the BM is already trying to bring Archie and Lili into that mess is typical. The Sussex children get the most attention out of all of the Windsor cousins, despite the fact that they are seldom seen. Both Archie and Lili were trending over Christmas, so it looks like the BM is trying to attach the Cambridge kids to the Sussexes.

      • lanne says:

        who knows if they will ever even meet their cousins. And who knows what kind of lies their parents have filled those poor children’s heads with. I feel as sorry for the Cambridge children as I feel for all the children of anti-vaxxers and MLMers whose parents use them to shill their wretchedness. The Cambrisge children are being raised in a toxic environment where family love is conditional to absolute obedience and conformity to the status quo.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      I absolutely detest how right wingers/tabloids think California is the stereotype they hear on Fox News and The Fail, and that it’s some kind of dig to be Californian.

      California is 1/5 the global economy, Salty Isle! Show some respect.

  26. Mandy says:

    They’re trying to make Harry and Meghan look like hippies for sending their kids to a school that’s about spreading kindness, love, teaching emotional and intellectual intelligence and having fun. Brits are so weird. No wonder theyre so rigid and bland and boring. Their education system doesn’t allow them to develop any social and interpersonal skills.

    Obviously I’m generalizing for gags but you get what I mean.

    Archie is 2.5 years old for crying out loud, he’s not gonna be attending academic decathlons at 3 years old. There’s nothing new age about this. This is basically a Montessori school that I sent my 3 year old to and my sister in law did the same and she’s a teacher at the same school. This is normal, not new or woke. I imagine if Kate sent her kids to a school like this, she would be hailed as a Modern mother.

    • Linda says:

      Making generalizations about a country and its people in the way you consistently do is not funny.

      • KFG says:

        @Linda, shush. If the British don’t want to be called boring, bland, racist, classiest, and blind, then they should push to end those systems. Woke isn’t bad. Believing that non-white people matter isn’t bad. Your island decided to throw shade and attack a black American woman for being black and American and smart and for showing that your class structure is bs.

      • SomeChick says:

        Not All Brits. ok?

    • Haylie says:

      Right! We can’t all send our kids to Gordonstoun or Eton for emotional abuse and trauma.

      Royal reporters are weird.

    • Jaded says:

      “The Island” didn’t decide to throw shade at Meghan, the royals and tabloid bloodsuckers did. And having lived in England for several years, I can assure you Brits are not all rigid and bland and boring just as all Americans aren’t dumb anti-vaxxers and MAGAts. Were you aware that England has some of the finest schools in the world?

      University of Cambridge
      University of Oxford
      UCL (University College London)
      Imperial College London
      University of Manchester
      London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

      Apparently not.

      • lanne says:

        We all know that here. But the British public can be called complicit in their media, just as we Americans were culturally complicit in the election of Trump. I didn’t vote for Trump, but I live in a country where lots of people either voted for Trump or didn’t vote at all. When I traveled overseas, I was embarrassed to say I was an American. Just like I’m appalled by our terrible gun violence. I hate it, but I have to acknowledge it as a reality of the USA. The toxicity of the British media, mainstream and tabloid, is a reality of the UK. There’s a large segment of the public that buys into it and supports it. “Not all Brits” is just as shallow as “not all Americans.” It’s a way of deflecting a reality that makes people uncomfortable. We need to all lean into that discomfort and do something about it. We can’t pretend it doesn’t exist, or ignore it because “we don’t feel that way.”

      • Tracy says:

        @lanne, well said!

      • KFG says:

        Yes and the US has many great universities as well. Wtf does that have to do with anything? Let’s look at the rosters of those great institutions and see how many Lords and such are there vs Asian or African Britons who can’t get in bc it’ll color it. Not all British is the new not all white people and not all men, so stop. Schools like Eton have been hotbeds of child rape and abuse. Charles own boarding school saw him abused by students. Stop with the bs. If the British want to get away from their toxic history, give all those countries they exploited back all their stuff. Repay them for constantly destroying them. Acknowledge the horrors of the class system which defines England. And Acknowledge that they don’t have a real democracy either. Attacking a black woman only worked bc yall were complicit and it upset so many that the unworthy dark woman won the heart of the better prince. Accept it.

  27. Yinyang says:

    Sounds awesome. They sound like great parents too, just nice modest great parents

  28. bitsycs says:

    Much like their holiday card seems like basic well off American vibe to me, so does the schooling. It sounds like Montessori, fancy preschool that is considered the best practices currently that all the parents who can consider/afford those things do. Despite being royalty they hit that normal/relatable vibe so much better than others who shall remain nameless. Meghan is my age and that’s exactly the type of preschool I’d pick for a 2.5yo.

    Also as everyone has pointed out the kid isn’t even 3 yet. Learning should basically be playtime and fun. I know with my own kids the main reason I even sent them was socialization and helping to figure out how to interact with the world. The BM is so crazy and out of touch.

  29. Sofia says:

    Yeah, as others have said this just sounds like a typical fancy pre-school. There are nursery schools in the UK, especially in London who teach very similar things.

  30. Snuffles says:

    I feel like everyone is ignoring the creepy part. Which is that a tabloid hack followed Meghan to Archie’s school and now knows where he spends his days. Which DID happen because Page Six posted the pictures of Meghan dropping off Archie at school. They stopped short of naming the school specifically but gave enough information that anyone can figure it out.

    • Ennie says:

      I though that type of pap photos of kids were illegal in California.

      • Snuffles says:

        They are.

      • Robin Samuels says:

        I would not expect Harry and Meghan to send their children to a school that did not reflect their values. It’s absolutely a Montessori School but calling it “New Age” isolates it and throws a bone to the trolls. Archie didn’t just start school; he’s attended school since last year. On his first day, he and Meghan were Papped. That was the photographer’s costly mistake, and we haven’t seen a photo of him coming to or from school since. Young parents are investing in their children’s education early. They want their children to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic. They also want them to acquire social skills, understand diversity, compassion, the environment, the power of language, etc. They don’t want their child to become a miseducated cyberbully, go to school with an assault rifle, or join a cult.
        Education is a worthy investment.
        The British Media deemed the Sussexes irrelevant, and many of their readers rejoice in their departure. Still, everywhere there’s a Sussex article, you’re sure to find them in the comments.
        The Cambridge children attend New Age school. I remember it was reported George was learning ballet. I’m surprised Luis is not in school. He is three years old, and maybe he is in school, but it’s not newsworthy. Kate has several gardening projects, and William is all about the environment (cough). So why single out Archie?
        ANL wants to track every dime of “THEIR” payout money Harry and Meghan spend. Richard Kay, over 60, can have several seats. How does he know George wants to be a king?

    • Jaded says:

      That’s disgusting, I hope Meghan and Harry take legal action.

  31. BeesKnees17 says:

    Maybe someone needs to review the pet projects of future King Charles… many of these topics line up with the organic gardening and natural areas projects he’s championed over the years. Maybe Charles is a secret Californian!

  32. TeamMeg says:

    Former 1st grade teacher here and parent of two in their late 20s/early 30s. Things may have changed, but my understanding is that nursery school (aka pre-school) starts at age 3. Prior to that it’s called daycare or playgroup. I’m a little surprised to hear Meghan and Harry put Archie in a daily program at age 2, but the “New Age” school sounds terrific! And of course M&H know what’s best for their family. Some toddlers really thrive on social, peer group contact while others aren’t ready until later. (I had one of each!) Everyone is different.

    • aftershocks says:

      ^^ Take everything with a grain of salt. The papped Page Six photos of Meghan carrying Archie with his backup were seen sometime earlier last year, when Meghan was still pregnant with Lili Diana. At that point, Archie must have been in a daycare or playgroup situation.

      Most likely the preschool set-up is something in the works for when Archie turns three? In any case, the earlier papped photo of Meghan is likely not connected with Archie’s preschool enrollment, unless they enrolled him in preschool at the age of two (which is possible).

      Anyway, I’m guessing and speculating, as we all are. None of us really know anything. It would behoove us to take anything written up in the tabloids about the Sussexes, with huge grains of salt, as these sketchy reports emanate from that wretched, bitter Salty Isle most of the time.

    • GiveMePizza says:

      I’m a preschool teacher in California. Most licensed preschools here, including those at the university child development centers, start at age 2. My school has a 2s class. Then a 3-3.5 class. Then 3.5-4s class (pre-k).

      Some schools opt to start later, beginning at age 3, because if you have any children under 30 months on-site, the state has additional licensing requirements for that.

  33. heygingersnaps says:

    sounds similar to a forest school to me, if I had my way and was able to drive, I would have chosen a forest school for nursery for my son but we went somewhere closer that’s within walking distance next to a massive park and the place and teachers were very lovely and caring towards my son and the other children.
    From my reading about early years, children need to be out and about, as they learn through play. Formal schooling should start around 7 years old and not before that but the UK education system does not believe in that.

    • Jane Smith says:

      Wouldn’t it be nice if the UK had a champion for appropriate early childhood education and development? /Sarcasm/
      I guess we can keep dreaming about Kate’s keen passion and work to positively influence the much needed change to the early childhood paradigm in the UK.

  34. Riah says:

    Was coming to join the others – this is Montessori. All three of my kids went up through elementary (left at grade six) , and this is the American South.

  35. lunchcoma says:

    I’m pretty sure all 3-year-olds who are being properly cared for learn about kindness and the environment, whether it’s a modern school, a traditional one, or a home based daycare. The difference is whether they call it kindness and the environment, “learning to live up to behavior expectations” and “the science curriculum,” or “stop biting Addison” and “send them outside so they stop screaming.”

  36. Emma says:

    Of course the right-wing trash tabloids think “kindness” is a bad thing. My gawd. Of course they think caring about the environment is bad.

  37. Bex says:

    “it is thought” is doing so much work in the first sentence of that excerpt.

    ALSO, I seriously doubt “American celebs” are just so happening to send their children to an Episcopalian school, which just so happens to be the American name for Anglicans in the US. That positioning is very deliberate.

    • Anne Call says:

      Actually that preschool based at All Saints is very popular in Montecito. Fun fact, the minister for years was Brad Hall’s dad. Brad Hall is married to Julie Louis Dreyfus and they have a beach house close to the church. Archie is probably going to a 2 year old program for a few hours somewhere else in Montecito. Most preschool’s don’t start until child is 3. Very creepy that another parent was quoted but DM probably made it all up.

  38. Eurydice says:

    This piece reads like it was written by a cranky old man.

  39. Sophie says:

    My kids do mindfulness exercises and guided meditations in their public elementary school in the SB area. It’s 2021. In California.

    I find it really creepy that the media is reporting on a 3(?) year old’s private nursery school. He’s a private citizen now.

  40. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    Can I just say I want Archie’s yellow boots???

  41. Missy says:

    Montessori schools teach the same things and they’ve been around for ages, internationally. It just seems like harping on the Sussexes is more fun than properly presenting facts or celebrating the school’s concepts

  42. Gubbinal says:

    My sons started a program (Montesorri cum Waldorf) in September of 1977. It was excellent, and did not cost much because they were not permitted to use those words in the name of the school. We were living in genteel poverty in upstate NY and they had a great education. An emotionally gifted teacher can do a lot with a little. Today my middle-aged sons remember the school and the teachers and other students with great nostalgia: “It’s the school where the kids have not turned into bullies yet”.

  43. Jaded says:

    A lot of primary and nursery schools are incorporating mindfulness in their curriculum. Mr. Jaded’s daughter is principle of a private primary school and says it’s done wonders for the kids. They become more focused and compassionate, while showing less anxiety and aggression. Trust the Daily Mirror to twist it into something negative about the Sussexes.

  44. ChattyCath says:

    The GrandChattys get all this from their UK state nursery. The fusty BM have no idea!

  45. sara says:

    The tone of the writing has shifted on this site – literally every post has some kind of inflated stereotype about California, which makes me think this new writer hasn’t actually been to California.

    • SomeChick says:

      are you talking about Celebitchy, or the Daily Mirror/brit media?
      Celebitchy is reporting on the weird stereotypes put forth by the BM. no one here actually thinks those things! lol.

  46. Regina Falangie says:

    But how many bathrooms does it have?!?!?!

  47. tamsin says:

    I was just thinking about the children born shortly before Covid, like Archie, and babies born during Covid, like Lili. They have missed opportunities to be with other babies and toddlers and probably participating in a natural socialization processs. I imagine parents would try to compensate for that in whatever ways they can to raise children to become mindful, kind, and productive members of society. I imagaine Archie is attending a Montessori school, and they are generally excellent and give children a good start to “school.” The snide tone in which some of these RR’s speak about Meghan, the U.S. and California as well as the entertainment business in general really makes them sound like they live under a rock. They sound so uninformed, uneducated, parochial, and isolated. And if they are not any of those, then what kind of person can bring themselves to write the drivel that they do?

  48. DeluxeDuckling says:

    I’m in California and can confirm we have hummingbirds, bees and butterflies here 🙂

  49. MY3CENTS says:

    What kind of nursery school would make these people happy? A military boarding nursery school? Really…

  50. Heather says:

    Wouldn’t this school be approved by Kate’s Five Big keen questions?

  51. L4Frimaire says:

    Is “New Age” a bit dated as a term? How does that apply to nursery school exactly? This sounds like a typical preschool curriculum, with early literacy and language skills being taught. It’s great that the kids spend time outdoors, especially because they have the climate for it and in this pandemic age. Sounds really nice and glad they don’t have the press hounding them over it the way they would in the UK. Kindness and empathy should be stressed. I remember my kids preschools having an annual peace parade. They keep trying to insinuate their way into the Sussexes lives with their snide comments, constantly questioning their choices. So what if some of their neighbors go to the Episcopal preschool, maybe they preferred this one, or the other one had a long wait list. I remember how much stress was involved in picking and getting into preschool, was like applying to Harvard, and parents talked about which private schools the preschools were feeders for. Also the costs in my city for private preschools are crazy like $18k and up per year. Anyway, it’s interesting that they’re settling their son in preschool then you get articles saying they’re looking to move. It’s ridiculous the amount of speculation over their day to day lives, which they know nothing about.

  52. bisynaptic says:

    oh, no! not emotional literacy!

  53. Bunny says:

    We live in one of the most conservative counties in the United States, and our daughter attended a public forest school that sounds a lot more liberal that this.

    Archie attends a small, private, mainstream preschool. Absolutely nothing “New Age” or controversial about it.

  54. Same says:

    I called this daycare when my sprogs were 3. Learn to share , play outside , don’t hit, use your words etc

  55. Nev says:

    Leave my Little Prince alone.

    Go on Master Archie.

  56. blunt talker says:

    Covid has cause children to be pent up in the house with their parents-this Harry and Meghan’s way of providing socialization skills for their son-not a damn thing wrong with that-I say this a thousand times-the Sussex children will have more exposure to a diverse learning environment than living in a tight bubble most of the time-Archie’s parents are doing what they see as best for their children at these ages-if Archie is happy going to group play schools parttime then so be it-his parents reserve the right to decide the kind of education they want for their kids-end of sermon.

  57. blunt talker says:

    PS-that man who wrote that Archie and Lili need to get ready to help George with his reign is a senile old fart with warts for a brain-it sounded like a slave master mentality towards Archie and Lili-this is so evil in thinking- I don’t want to say the words that want to come out of my mouth.PEACE

  58. Krystina says:

    “Attention span of a fruit fly” made me lol