As of the 2018–19 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,081 students and 153.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.5:1. There were 290 students (13.9% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 55 (2.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Founded in 1886, MHS quickly outgrew its original location (torn down in the 1930s) on Orange Road, the site of which is now the field of Hillside School. The current "Main Building" was then opened, and it is one of the older public high schools in New Jersey. It initially was only the "Main Building," as it is colloquially referred to, but as time went on and the enrollment grew, the board of education allowed the high school to annex George Inness Junior High School across the street, which is called "the Annex", "Ninth Grade Academy" or the "Freshman Building", in which many of the ninth grade classes take place.
The school holds classes in two buildings on opposite sides of Park Street. The Main Building of the high school is located on the west side of Park Street, and the George Inness Annex, also known as the Freshman Building, is located on the east side of the street. Traffic is stopped eight times a day for five minutes between periods to allow students to cross the street. Many fences and a crosswalk have been installed for the purpose of restricting the students' routes to a 1½ meter path. Gym classes are sometimes held at Woodman Field of Essex Park, two blocks away, and otherwise in the school's four gymnasiums.
Montclair High School has an outdoor amphitheatre through which a brook flows, which is where graduation ceremonies are held, weather permitting. The amphitheater is also the site of pep rallies, concerts, and public movie showings. The brook is Toney's Brook, which also runs through Rand Park.
Students in grades 11 and 12 at Montclair High School can leave the campus for lunch and free periods, by an open campus policy. Food trucks park at the school and sell food to students. Students eat in Rand Park, which is partially on the school's campus, and eat at local restaurants and shops.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 120th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 99th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 94th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 85th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 90th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which included 316 schools across the state.
Schooldigger.com ranked the school 201st out of 376 public high schools statewide in its 2010 rankings (a decrease of 56 positions from the 2009 rank), which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
In Newsweek's May 22, 2007, issue, ranking the country's top high schools, Montclair High School was listed in 896th place, the 24th-highest ranked school in New Jersey. The school was listed in 214th place, the eighth-highest-ranked school in New Jersey, in Newsweek's May 8, 2006, issue, listing the Top 1,200 High Schools in the United States.
In 2001, Montclair High School came in 2nd place in the National High School Mock Trial Championships held in Omaha, Nebraska. and was the New Jersey High School Mock Trial champion in 2006.
Montclair High School's Fed Challenge Team has ranked first in the New York Region eight times, and won the National Fed Challenge Championship in 2001.
In 2009, 2011 and 2012, the members of the Model Congress/Model United Nations Club won "Best Delegation" at the University of Pennsylvania Model Congress Conference.
"Humanities" and "Philosophy and Composition" teacher Gregory Woodruff was named "Humanities Teacher of the Year" by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities in 2010, for teaching highly rigorous classes in classical and contemporary literature and philosophy. He was awarded the Weston Award in 2011.
MHS expanded and refurnished its field house which is located at Woodman Field in Essex Park. The field house houses restrooms, locker rooms and meeting areas for many of the Montclair sports teams, in particular, football. Completed for the 2008–2009 school year at an estimated cost of $5 million, the field house accommodates a new, state-of-the-art weight lifting gym with glass walls looking over Woodman Field, a film screening room for the Montclair Mounties football team, and observation rooms looking over Woodman Field. After receiving a pledge from the Furlong family of $3 million towards the project, the Furlong Field House at Montclair High School was constructed, with a ribbon cutting ceremony held in October 2008.
The baseball team won the North II Group IV state sectional championship titles in 1959, 1961, 1963 and 1964. The team won the Greater Newark Tournament in 1942, 1948, 1954, 1963, 2012 and 2019; the program's six titles are the third-most in tournament history. The team won the Greater Newark Tournament in 2019, beating Seton Hall Preparatory School by a score of 12-1 under the mercy rule.
The boys fencing team was the épée team winner in 2013, 2014, and 2016. Montclair High School graduate -- who had captained the high school fencing team -- and U.S. Olympic men’s fencing team member Alen Hadzic was temporarily suspended from competition June 2, 2021, by the United States Center for SafeSport due to allegations against him of rape and other misconduct, and disqualified from participating in the Tokyo Summer Olympics the following month unless his suspension is overturned; he was formerly suspended from Columbia University for a year based on an investigation against him for sexual misconduct.
The girls fencing team was the épée team winner in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The girls' field hockey team won the North II Group IV state sectional title in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988 and 1990, and won the North I Group IV title in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2014. The team won the Group IV state championship in 1980 and 1985. The 1980 team finished the season 13-3-3 after winning the Group IV title with a 3–0 win against Toms River High School North in the tournament final at Mercer County Park.
The football team won the North II Group IV state sectional championships in 1983, 1994, 1996, and 2002, and won the North I Group V state title in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017. In 2014, the team won their third consecutive North I, Group V state title, with a 26–14 win against Passaic County Technical Institute in the final game of the tournament, played at MetLife Stadium. In 2017, the team won the North I Group V state sectional championship, the program's eighth state title, with a 35–14 win against Union City High School in the tournament final. In October 2008, a Montclair High School football player, Ryne Dougherty, died as a result of a brain hemorrhage in a football game. The school's football rivalry with Bloomfield High School was listed at 19th on NJ.com's 2017 list "Ranking the 31 fiercest rivalries in N.J. HS football". Bloomfield was the stronger school in the initial years of the competition, with Montclair dominating since the early 1980s and leading the rivalry with a 69-26-1 overall record as of 2017.
The hockey team has won the overall state championship in 1981 (defeating Brick Township High School by a score of 6–5 in the tournament final), 1987 (defeating Delbarton School 4–2) and 1988 (defeating St. Joseph (Montvale) 2–1). They won the public school state championship in 1995 (defeating Chatham High School 2–1 in overtime). Towards the end of every hockey season, the Montclair Mounties host the "Montclair Cup". This competition is highly anticipated by the players and students. Every year, at Clary Anderson Arena (the Mounties' home hockey arena), Montclair High School faces off against in-town rival, Montclair Kimberley Academy. The MKA team won the 2011, 2012 and 2013 games, though MHS retains a 14–7 edge in the series overall.
The boys' lacrosse team won the overall state championship in 1974 and 1975 (defeating Boonton High School both years in the tournament final), 1977 and 1978 (vs. Columbia High School both years), 1980 (vs. Columbia), 1984 (vs. Bridgewater-Raritan High School East), 1985 (vs. Westfield High School), 1992 (vs. Ridgewood High School) and 1997 (vs. Mountain Lakes High School), and won the Group IV state championship in 2010 (vs. Bridgewater-Raritan High School). The 10 state titles won by the program are tied for fourth-most of any school in the state. The 1974 team finished the season with a 13–2 record after winning the inaugural NJSIAA state championship with a 9–2 victory against Boonton. The 1975 team repeated as state champion with a 10–3 win against Boonton in front of a crowd of 2,000. The 1984 team finished the season with a 16–2 record after winning the program's sixth state title with a 12–6 win against Bridgewater-Raritan,
The rowing team has had success in New Jersey and nationally. The girls' lightweight 4x placed 3rd at nationals in 2016. In 2017, Montclair's won the men's and women's Garden State Scholastics points trophies, the first public school to do so. Later in the season, the Men's Varsity 8+ became Stotesbury Regatta Champions, a first for the program, making history as the first public high school boat to win the coveted Stotesbury Cup in a decade. The Second Varsity 8+ placed third. The boat also became Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Champions and National Schools Rowing Association National Champions.
The girls' soccer team won the Group IV state title in 2014, defeating Hunterdon Central Regional High School by a score of 2–1 in the tournament final to capture the program's first state title and finish the season with a 22–1 record.
The boys track team won the spring track title as Group IV champion in 1924–1926, 1928–1932, 1935, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1943 (as co-champion), 1946, 1952–1956, 1958, 1972 and 1974; the team's 21 state titles are the second-most of any team in the state. The boys track team was indoor public champion in 1931 and won the Group IV title in 1967 and 1985 (as co-champion).
Clubs and activities
As of the 2014–15 school year, Montclair High School had 106 clubs.
Montclair High School's performing arts program is called the School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA). The program includes a Dance Company for elite dancers, Technical Theater for those interested in behind-the-scenes work, and other activities. Most performances take place in the theater in Inness Annex, called the "Little Theater." Some productions include the Fall Showcase, a musical revue, and a musical, performed in the spring of each school year.
Montclair High School also has both a string orchestra and a winds band. The MHS band marches and performs for football games and has annually served as the pep band for college basketball teams in Madison Square Garden.
Students protested New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's appearance on school grounds on March 30, 2010, in response to ensuing budget cuts that affected the school. Over 200 students walked out of their classes in protests of the budget cuts in April of the same year.
Montclair High School has been featured in or used as a filming location for films, commercials, and television shows, including:
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↑ 2005–2006 Mock Trial Competition Results, New Jersey State Bar Foundation press release, dated March 28, 2006, backed up by the Internet Archive as of April 17, 2007. Accessed August 12, 2017. "Essex County — Montclair High School, Montclair Regional Finalist, Statewide Semi-Finalist and Statewide Champions, First Place."
↑ Kaulessar, Ricardo. "Montclair High students ready to show off knowledge of the Constitution"Archived January 1, 2017, at the Wayback Machine , The Montclair Times, January 9, 2016. Accessed December 31, 2016. "In the 14 years that he has worked with MHS students on the 'We The People' effort, Wingren said that his students have excelled and have made a strong showing for themselves. MHS teams finished in second place in the state finals in 2009, and in 2013 earned them a spot along with the first-place team from New Jersey to go to the national finals."
↑ Garda, Andrew. "Montclair Baseball: Mounties Trounce Seton Hall For First GNT Championship Since 2013", Montclair Local, May 18, 2019. Accessed January 21, 2021. "That was the last time Montclair High School’s baseball team had made an appearance in the Greater Newark Tournament finals.... Five years and 352 days later, the No. 4-seeded Mounties not only found themselves in the finals of the 87th GNT on Saturday, May 18, but on the winning side of a 12-1 dismantling of top seeded Seton Hall Prep. It was a beat-down bad enough to invoke the 10-run, fifth inning mercy rule and end the game early."
↑ "Montclair blanks TRN, 3-0", Asbury Park Press, November 23, 1980. Accessed January 23, 2021, via Newspapers.com. "Becky Miller, Toms River North field hockey coach, had been forewarned that prolific-scoring Geraldine Nattaur was the heart of the Montclair offense and sweeper Harriet Atherton was the soul of its defense. It was that combination, to a large degree, that spelled out Montclair's 3-0 victory over North yesterday in the NJSIAA Group IV championship game at Mercer County Park here."
↑ Lanni, Patrick. "Montclair cruises past Union City to win N1G5 title", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, December 1, 2017. "Senior Danny Webb returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown, and the early spark ignited an early advantage as Montclair, No. 6 in the NJ.com Top 20, cruised to a 35-14 victory over Union City in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 final Friday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. The victory secured Montclair's eighth title in school history and first since 2014 when the Mounties put the finishing touches on their three-peat."
↑ Botte, Peter. "New Jersey high school football player Ryne Dougherty dies", New York Daily News, October 16, 2008. Accessed April 10, 2011. "Ryne Dougherty, the 16-year-old Montclair High School football player who suffered a brain hemorrhage and collapsed during a game Monday in Ramsey, died Wednesday night. He became the third student-athlete in north New Jersey to die this year because of on-field football activity."
↑ Stypulkoski, Matt. "Ranking the 31 fiercest rivalries in N.J. HS football", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, October 27, 2017, updated May 15, 2019. Accessed December 1, 2020. "19-Bloomfield vs. Montclair... Historically, Bloomfield won 13 of the first 16 meeting, including eight straight from 1930-1937, but Montclair took over the series, going 31-4 since 1982. All-time series: Montclair leads, 69-26-1"
↑ "Boonton Can't Get Shots", Paterson News, June 10, 1974. Accessed January 2, 2021, via Newspapers.com. "The Boonton lacrosse team would love to replay the first and fourth quarters of its combined groups state championship match with Montclair. It was in these two periods that the Bombers were outscored by an 8-1 margin on the way to a 9-2 defeat, here Saturday, at Fairleigh Dickinson University.... And while Montclair's squad, which now owns a 13-2 mark (including an 11-4 victory over Boonton in an earlier meeting this season) was playing near-perfect defense, the Mounties were also doing well at the offensive end of the field."
↑ "Three Pieces of Pie for MHS Stickmen", The Montclair Times, June 12, 1975. Accessed January 2, 2021, via Newspapers.com. "The kids got all three pieces of the pie, said Montclair High Lacrosse Coach GO Gibbs after his Mounties clinched their second consecutive New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship with a 10-3. triumph over a stubborn Boonton team before 2,000-plus fans at Hanover Park High on Saturday."
↑ Tober, Steve. "Mounties' Conditioning Factor In State Lacrosse Championship", The Montclair Times, June 14, 1984. Accessed January 23, 2021, via Newspapers.com. "Obviously benefitting from its endurance and depth, especially at mid-field, Montclair High's lacrosse team won its sixth New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association championship, 12-6, over top-seeded Bridgewater-East, Saturday afternoon, at Tatlock Field in Summit. Hundreds of fans from both schools braved the 90 degree temperatures and relentless sun, but the Mountie laxmen (16-2) seemed to stay strong throughout the 40-minute ball game."
↑ Cochran, Margot. "Montclair crew wins coveted Stotesbury Cup", The Record (North Jersey), March 23, 2017. Accessed August 18, 2017. "Montclair High School athletes won the top award in scholastic rowing at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta this past Saturday on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The most coveted award of the regatta is the Stotesbury Cup, which is awarded to the winner in the boys varsity (senior) eight competition each year."
↑ Meacham, Kevin. "Montclair High girls soccer team clinches first Group IV state title"Archived January 2, 2017, at the Wayback Machine , The Montclair Times, November 26, 2014. Accessed January 1, 2017. "Fiona Tubiana scored a brilliant goal off a cross from classmate Rebecca Van Siclen with 23:51 remaining, lifting the Mounties to a 2-1 win over Hunterdon Central in a pulsating Group IV championship match Saturday morning at Kean University. Winning in its first appearance in the overall Group IV final, Montclair (22-1) capped the best season in program history with its fourth trophy of the year."
↑ Chung, Jen, "Sopranos Series Finale: What Did You Think?"Archived March 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine , Gothamist, June 10, 2007. Accessed July 15, 2011. "AJ leaves the film production office in a new BMW M3, proving that his parents will do anything to keep him from enlisting. He tries to justify the purchase of the car by saying it has good mileage on the highway and there's not public transport at the production office. He picks up Rhiannon from Montclair High School."
↑ Read, Philip. "Montclair on screens big and small", The Star-Ledger, May 13, 2008. Accessed August 21, 2008. "Earlier this spring, filmmakers quietly lined up Montclair High to film Lymelife, a drama that chronicles the moral deterioration of a family as it navigates the pitfalls of a failing marriage."
↑ Hackett, Natalie Heard. "Montclair Native Josh Allen Drafted into NFL Top 10", TAP into Newark, April 29, 2019. Accessed July 15, 2019. "Born and raised in Montclair, Allen went to live with relatives in Alabama until his senior year of high school.... When he returned to Montclair in his senior year, he became a powerhouse athlete on the Montclair High School football team."
↑ James, Grasshopper. "Reggae Guitar Player Al Anderson"Archived October 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine , GuitarBites.com, June 7, 2010. Accessed July 15, 2011. "Anderson attended Montclair High School where he learned to play the trombone before getting expelled. He later attended the Berklee College of Music, and took up bass guitar. He joined The Centurions, which brought him to the attention of Chris Wood of Traffic, who invited him to play on the band's next album."
↑ Araton, Harvey. "Sports Of The Times; When Dreams Come True", The New York Times, December 8, 2006. Accessed August 7, 2018. "It was time, finally, for Averbuch to win for her school and to better appreciate why her sister, Shira, who is also on the national-team track, recently finished her junior season for Montclair High School."
↑ Lezli Baskerville, The HistoryMakers. Accessed March 29, 2020. "After graduating from Montclair High School, Baskerville received her bachelor’s degree from Douglass Residential College in New Jersey, and later earned her J.D. degree from Howard University School of Law in 1979."
↑ Stratton, Jean. "Princeton personality", Town Topics, April 16, 2008. Accessed November 6, 2019. "The second child of Dr. Harrison and Dorcas Wesson, Wendy (actually Winifred, named for her grandmother), she was born and brought up in Montclair, N.J.... After graduating from Montclair High School in 1959, Wendy enjoyed a European trip with the family."
↑ Major, Gerri. "Gerri Major's Society World", p. 38. Jet (magazine), December 19, 1974. Accessed February 6, 2020. "Nanette Carter, a graduate of Montclair (N. J.) High School, daughter of former Mayor and Mrs. Matthew Carter, is studying at the University of Perugia, in Perugia, Italy."
↑ Staff. "Len Coleman: the National League's new president takes charge", Ebony, June 1994. Accessed September 1, 2016. "Coleman's route to the presidency took a number of turns, but he came with a wealth of experience and a strong athletic background. He grew up in Montclair; N.J., and excelled in baseball and football at Montclair High School. In his senior year, he was an All-American halfback, and the ring he still wears today is evidence that he was a part of New Jersey's All-State backfield that included Joe Theismann, Franco Harris and Jack Tatum, all of whom went on to the NFL."
↑ "Gramlich-Covello at WPC once again", The Record, September 14, 1987. Accessed March 23, 2021, via Newspapers.com. "Kyle Copeland, a graduate of Montclair High School and Pepperdine University, has been named women's tennis coach at William Paterson College. Copeland spent four years on the women's professional tennis tour, competing in Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the French Open."
↑ Biography of Dr. Allen Balcom DuMont, Baird Television. Accessed August 6, 2019. "In 1914, the family moved to Montclair, New Jersey, where there was an indoor year-round pool available at the local YMCA. He graduated from Montclair High School in 1919, and went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY."
↑ Flash, Lola; Shulman, Sarah (interviewer); Wentzy, James (interviewer) (July 8, 2008). "Interview 091: Lola Flash"(Oral history transcript). Act Up Oral History Project, A Program of The New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival. Harvard University.
↑ Fitzgerald's Legislative Manual, 1984, p. 271. Accessed August 13, 2019. "A. Joseph Fortunato, Dem., Glen Ridge - Mr. Fortunato was born in Orange on March 19, 1946. After graduation from Montclair High School, where he was selected for all-state high school honors in baseball, and both all-state and all-America in football, he attended Rider College."
↑ "Achievement in Education", The Montclair Times, June 25, 2015. Accessed March 9, 2021, via Newspapers.com. "Jordan Harrod, a member of the Montclair High School Class of 2014, has been named to the dean's list at the Cornell University College of Engineering, Ithaca, N.Y, for the spring 2015 semester."
↑ O'Donnell, Chuck. "Montclair man's life as colorful as the comics he draws", The Montclair Times, December 22, 2011, backed up by the Internet Archive as of March 7, 2016. Accessed August 7, 2018. "Russ Heath spent most of his childhood sprawled on the floor in his room in Montclair, filling sketchbooks with images of gun-slinging cowboys and ground-shaking tanks, honing a rare talent to realistically render action heroes that would open doors his whole life.... Heath, Class of '45, recalls a Montclair as idyllic as Mayberry, where his dad would take him down to the theater on Saturday afternoons to see the serials. Westerns were their favorites."
↑ Kiersh, Edward. "Leonardo of the Links", The New York Times, November 13, 1988. Accessed January 28, 2012. "Still, he's resentfully viewed as an interloper by his older brother. 'Whatever I did, Rees followed,' says Jones Jr. 'I was in the Boy Scouts. He went to the Boy Scouts. I went to Montclair High School and Yale. He went to Montclair and Yale. I went to California. Rees went to California. It's a little strange.'"
↑ "J. Erik Jonsson papers [Part 2] A Guide to the Collection", University of Texas Libraries. Accessed December 3, 2017. "John Erik Jonsson was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 6, 1901, the only child of John Peter and Ellen Charlotte (Palmquist) Jonsson. His parents were naturalized citizens, having independently immigrated to the United States from Sweden in the 1890s. In 1912 the family moved to Montclair, New Jersey, where at age sixteen Jonsson graduated from Montclair High School."
↑ Oguss, Elizabeth. "Still hanging out at the Amphitheater", copy of article from The Montclair Times, June 4, 2009. Accessed January 1, 2012. "At first, Dan Karcher, a 1983 graduate of Montclair High School who now lives in Pattenburg, resisted joining Facebook, the social networking site middle-aged people have been flocking to."
↑ Goldstein, Richard. "Aubrey Lewis, 66, Athlete Who Was an F.B.I. Pioneer", The New York Times, December 13, 2001. Accessed January 28, 2012. "A native of Glen Ridge, N.J., Lewis was an all-American halfback at Montclair High School in the early 1950s, running for 49 touchdowns and close to 4,500 yards (4,100m) in leading the school to two state championships. He set state records in the 100-yard (91m) dash, the 220 and the discus, and he played on undefeated basketball teams."
↑ Porter, Mark S. "Lucky Number 13", The Montclair Times, April 21, 2011. Accessed January 28, 2012. "'Troop 13 gave me not only a lot of knowledge, but it gave me a lot of confidence,' noted Warren Littlefield, who rose to the rank of Eagle Scout in the Troop. In 1969, a year before he graduated from Montclair High School, Littlefield presented Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who also grew up in Montclair, with an honorary Boy Scout Aeronautics Merit Badge after Aldrin and Neil Armstrong returned to Earth after landing on the Moon."
↑ Anne's Biography, The Worlds of Anne McCaffrey. Accessed February 6, 2012. "Anne was educated at Stuart Hall, Staunton Virginia, Montclair High School, Montclair, New Jersey, and graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures."
↑ LaPointe, Joe. "In Person; At Home on the Ice", The New York Times, June 11, 1995. Accessed January 24, 2012. "The team's owner, John McMullen, is a local businessman and graduate of Montclair High School, but even he is exploring the possibility of carpetbagging the franchise to Nashville."
↑ New Jersey Entertainers, Famous New Jerseyans. Accessed January 1, 2012. "Christina Ricci – b. 1980, Montclair, NJ: Born in Santa Monica, California, the family moved to Montclair, where Christina attended elementary, middle and high school."
↑ Bruder, Jessica. "Idolatry, But In A Good Way", The New York Times, March 27, 2005. Accessed August 7, 2018. "Raised in Newark by his mother, Elaine Robinson, he began singing in third grade at the age of 8. He attended the Newark Boys Chorus School and, when the family moved in 1994, he transferred to Montclair High School as a sophomore."
↑ Richard (Purdy) Wilbur, from the Dictionary of Literary Biography. Accessed January 1, 2012. "Wilbur showed an early interest in writing, which he has attributed to his mother's family because her father was an editor of the Baltimore Sun and her grandfather was an editor and a publisher of small papers aligned with the Democratic party. At Montclair High School, from which he graduated in 1938, Wilbur wrote editorials for the school newspaper."
↑ Schindegette, Susan. "An Excellent Dude Goes to Hell", People, August 12, 1991. Accessed July 15, 2011. "After graduating from high school in Montclair, N.J. (where he moved with his mother after her divorce), Alex signed up at New York University film school, only to drop out because of 'complete financial breakdown.'"