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Michael Jackson's Kids Get Schooled

8/27/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Two of Michael Jackson's kids have taken a big step -- leaving homeschool for one of the most exclusive private schools in the country.

Michael Jackson Kids School
TMZ has learned 13-year-old Prince and 12-year-old Paris started at The Buckley School in the San Fernando Valley on Wednesday.   

Family sources tell TMZ ... Prince wanted to go to Buckley to have "a social experience."  Initially, Paris was reluctant but changed her mind in a big way.

As for 8-year-old Blanket -- he's still going to be homeschooled. Katherine Jackson feels he's too young to venture out.

Among the alums -- Matthew Perry, Alyssa Milano, Nicole Richie, Nicollette Sheridan and Laura Dern.

By the way, some other grads even went on to do sex tapes and became famous -- Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.

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76.

cece    

It's a very good move for both Paris and Prince. Socialization is a very important part of normal development.
I hope Blanket can join them next year.

1329 days ago
77.

azlee    

blanket is going to get jealous of his siblings, unless of course, he isn't ready for this. They were so sheltered, a big step for them.

1329 days ago
78.

sonny    

The sex tape comment is so inappropriate. Did Perez Hilton write this?

1329 days ago
79.

Machelle    

Somebody please tell me that Prince doesn't
look like Arnold Klein!!!!

I'm just saying...

1329 days ago
80.

bigbigfanmj    

I'm trying to be happy about this but people are mean, just look at these posts.

I think they should have stayed home schooled all of their lives.

Something tells me they will be far more intellectually superior to their classmates. Just a hunch.

MJ was a wonderful father and would not like this. I don't like it either. Sigh.

1329 days ago
81.

bigbigfanmj    

Prince looks nothing like Klein to me. He looks like he has his uncle Randy's round head and the Jackson family trademark mouth that resembles the joker grin.

1329 days ago
82.

bigbigfanmj    

The less people you socialize with in life the better. Bless the kids. They will need it. People for the most part awful.

Very few nice people in the world very very few.

1329 days ago
83.

Cathy    

The children cannot live in a proverbial glass house, sheltered from others all their lives. Learning to interact with others, even mean people, is part of life and normal adjustment. It was extreme isolation that helped to do Michael in, and he didn't even impose it on himself until he was in his late 20s. Imagine if the kids were isolated continually until they reached adulthood? That would be a disaster. They need to get out. Seems even they know it. Smart kids. Good for Katherine.

1329 days ago
84.

Karolina    

Thank you Paris and Prince for giving us massege :*


MJ is alive, please watch this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7yjYd45AEQ


Karolina

1329 days ago
85.

aston    

Yes, Prince looks like Arnie in that pic - but he also looks a lot like his great granddad, and he has vitiligo, and his skin color does not match either his mother's or Klein's - neither does his sister's.

A lot of people look like Arnie Klein without being related. He's you average stocky guy. (And even if they should be related, Prince is not Arnie Klein - he's his own person, and Michael was his Dad for all important purposes.)

Why do some people believe Paris was afraid of her Dad? I've seen the most wonderful pic taken on a plane, with Michael in reclining seat and his daughter nestling on his chest, looking very happy and content. I do also NOT believe he saw his children as his playmates. Other kids, yes, but he was very nurturing and his own kids were his children 100%.

What else? Oh yes, the masks were no good, but they didn't always wear them - not in other people's company, and not even always with Michael. I don't think for a minute he tried to hide that they are fair-skinned, he just wanted to protect them from overwhelming fame and kidnappers. When they wore masks in front of paparazzis, they could go without on other occasions. And if Michael were alive today, I think the masks would be gone anyway. Maybe they would even have been in an English school, with him giving concerts in London.

Oh, I wish he hadn't died.

1329 days ago
86.

allforlove    

hi bigbigfanmj,
I totally agree with you, Some of these post are just darn right evil and to face people like this everyday...one of the reasons Mj homeschooled HIS kids were because he didn't want them to be made fun of like they did to him. Middle shool is right around the time some children can get really mean. Double sigh.

1329 days ago
87.

lmk    

That last sentence is pretty low form.

1329 days ago
88.

nan    

aston..u are right . he was going to introduce his children to the world onstage during concert.
the masks sound strange yes, but they only wore them when they were out in public to protect their privacy, so in turn they could have a normal life when mj wasnt around them.movies, playgrounds etc
. i have seen footage of tmz trying to get pictures when they were little.
and as trusting as mj was of bashir , he didnt trust him to not show his children . good move on that part.bashir would prostitute his own mother imo

1329 days ago
89.

Chia    

What are you thinking? Publishing the name of the school? Leave people's kids alone! I'm done.

1329 days ago
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Cathy    

The kids who go to Buckley are all children of celebrities. They will understand Prince and Paris better than most.

1329 days ago
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