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

by Susan Ryant

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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