16 Celebrities Who Were Actually Homeschooled


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So much talent and skill in this group!

1.

Selena Gomez


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In 2015, Selena talked to Oakland County Moms about her experience being homeschooled and said, “There are a few moments where I would have liked to have gone to school but it didn’t bother me. I did most of my schooling on [Wizards of Waverly Place] so I was with my other cast on my show. I had interactive people around me so it wasn’t just me in a white room with just a tutor.”

2.

The Jonas Brothers


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Nick, Kevin, and Joe were all homeschooled, and Kevin and Joe even had cap-and-gown graduation ceremonies at home!

3.

Simone Biles


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She had to decide whether she wanted a traditional school experience or if she wanted to be homeschooled so she could further her skills in gymnastics. Biles told the Undefeated, “I missed, like, all my friends at school and stuff. But I mean, in the end, it worked out.”

4.

Elle Fanning


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She was homeschooled through third grade. She told Page Six, “In fourth grade I went to a regular school, and it was the first time I had been in a classroom with kids my age, so I was a little freaked out.”

5.

Agatha Christie


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6.

Serena and Venus Williams


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7.

Thomas Edison


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He was taught reading, writing, and arithmetic by his mother, but, according to the National Park Service, he taught himself a lot by reading on his own.

8.

Hilary Duff


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9.

Demi Lovato


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10.

Tara Lipinski


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Lipinski spoke with Cosmopolitan about the experience and said, “Of course, you think back and wonder, ‘What would prom have been like?’ I didn’t have those normal high school experiences…but I was pretty lucky, I had tons of friends at the rink.”

11.

Hailee Steinfeld


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12.

Ansel Adams


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The famous photographer was pulled out of school when he was 12 and homeschooled by a private tutor.

13.

Condoleezza Rice


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Rice was homeschooled for first grade. In her memoir, she recounts how she missed the cutoff to start first grade, so her mother got her ready to skip the grade and jump into second the following year.

14.

Kristen Stewart


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Kristen says her teachers didn’t support her and wouldn’t give her supplemental materials while she was away on set when her career got in the way of traditional school in her early teens.

15.

Miley Cyrus


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16.

And Ryan Gosling


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In an interview with GQ, Gosling said “…I could stay home and watch Planet of the Apes in the morning and then go downstairs and draw while I learned about some historical battle—draw these maps and scenarios and connect to it in a way that was personal to me.”

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