You can't always get what you want. Even if you're Matt Damon!
Matt Damon is planning on moving his wife Luciana Barroso and their children back to New York City. In preparation for the switch, Page Six reports that the movie star and his wife applied for their three youngest children to enroll at St. Ann's, an exclusive private school in the city. But instead of being welcomed with open arms, the school turned down their kids.
Citing fully booked classes for the incoming school year, St. Ann's rejected Matt and Luciana's daughters Isabella, 10, Gia, 7, and Stella, 5.
"They had a conversation with the school, but St. Ann's just won't bend the rules," Page Six's source explained.
The artsy exclusive school has enrolled famous alumni like Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke and designer Zac Posen. It's currently attended by the kids of Ethan Hawke and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
But the school won't be swayed by famous parents. The insider went on to share, "They don't care [who the parents of its students are]. A lot of schools will bend the rules very happily; they'll bring celebrities' kids in midway through the year or do whatever they want. St. Ann's just isn't doing it."
If Matt and Luciana's daughters had been accepted, it would have been with a steep bill. The school charges tuition that ranges between $38,080 and $42,555.
And since it's known for being a place that helps children enhance their artistic abilities, the school does not give letter grades. Their website explains, "So that every child will flourish, we eschew grades, rankings and prizes in favor of ongoing dialogue and teacher reports."
Despite the setback of school rejection, the family seems excited to settle back on the east coast. The couple met back in 2003 in Miami Beach, and ended up marrying in Manhattan in 2005. They lived in New York City up until the summer of 2013, when they decided to relocate their family to Los Angeles.
At the time his younger kids weren't thrilled about the move. Matt told Us Weekly that year, "Our oldest one is excited. The younger ones, I think it's kind of hard for them to grasp it."
Hopefully they're all on board for the big move back to New York City!
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