Kanye West has established himself as a true genius in the eyes of many of his fans as a businessman and an artist. It’s difficult to disagree because West has consistently proved why he’s so successful. Kanye is branching out again, this time by opening a Christian school.
According to Rolling Stone, Kanye West has opened the doors of his mysterious new Christian Preparatory School, only weeks after a feud with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian over the education of their four children. At Donda Academy, the controversial rapper and designer aim to create a “new generation of leaders” through classes that include the athletic discipline Parkour. In Simi Valley, California, the school is named after his late mother.
The school opened its doors to 100 young students in August, with photographs circulating on social media showing them wearing loose-fitting uniforms apparently made by West’s Adidas-endorsed Yeezy brand. Donda enrollment is said to cost $15,000 each year, but according to a statement on its website, “everyone is welcome to apply regardless of financial situation.”
To that end, it is estimated that up to half of the students currently receiving tuition at the facility are recipients of financial assistance or school scholarships. A Rolling Stone analysis of the school, however, revealed a number of abnormalities, including a lack of detail about the curriculum when compared to similar schools. Donda currently provides core classes in Mathematics, English Language, Arts, and Science, as well as regular Christian worship and two mandatory ‘enrichment classes,’ according to its website.
These include Visual Arts, Film, World Language, Choir, and Parkour – a type of exercise that often involves running, climbing, and vaulting with graceful, fluid motions from one point to another. According to two sources, families of those enrolled in the school are also required to sign nondisclosure agreements. According to a school consultant, only parents are required to sign the NDAs, which are described as an “informal agreement.”
According to the outlet, the school caters to children aged five to 18 and has 12 students in each class, but it has not yet received accreditation and was looking to hire teachers ahead of the school year. The identity of the school’s faculty and student body is unknown since the source received no answers to several attempts to contact listed administrators and heads of sporting programs.
If you want to learn more about Kanye’s school, check the Rolling Stone article.
Kanye never bores his fans and always brings up something to keep them interested. Let’s see how much more controversy his new school creates. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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