Celebrities Who Went to Catholic School
You might expect Hollywood A-listers to attend ritzy private academies, but you would be surprised how many famous actors, musicians, politicians, and athletes actually attended Catholic school. Some of these famous Catholic school alumni have lapsed on their faith while other celebrity Catholic school students still religiously attend church to this day.
What stars number among celebrities who went to Catholic school? Reality television darling Kim Kardashian went to the all-girl Catholic Marymount High School. On the east coast, Paris Hilton and Lady Gaga attended New York's Convent of the Sacred Hearts and Jennifer Lopez went to Holy Family in the Bronx. A few celebs even have funny stories about their school days – Shakira, for instance, wasn't allowed to participate in the choir at her Catholic school because the director thought she sounded "like a goat."
Several famous men also went to Catholic school. Barack Obama attended Santo Fransiskus Asisi Catholic School for first through third grade and John C. Reilly went to Brother Rice High School in Chicago.Whether their choice of school was based on personal faith or stellar curriculum, these famous people all share a common educational background. Keep scrolling to see who else appears on this list.
- Photo: Pete Souza / Wikimedia Commons / Public DomainBarack Obama attended Santo Fransiskus Asisi Catholic School for first through third grade.
- Age: 61
- Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
- Photo: Luke Ford / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.5Kim Kardashian went to the all-girl Catholic Marymount High School.
- Age: 42
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Photo: Joey McCoy / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0Madonna went to a Catholic high school.
- Age: 64
- Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
- Photo: Nicolas Genin / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0George Clooney was an altar boy during his Catholic school days.
- Age: 62
- Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
- Photo: Firdaus Latif / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0Jennifer Lopez went to Holy Family in the Bronx.
- Age: 53
- Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America
- Photo: Lou Stejskal / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0Justin Bieber graduated from of St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Stratford, Ontario.
- Age: 29
- Birthplace: Stratford, Ontario, Canada