Scientology's 'Hogwarts' doesn't want you to think it's connected to Scientology - 2014-04-29
Back in 2011, when Rupert Murdoch was still paying for his iPad adventure, The Daily, a journalist named Benjamin Carlson did a really fine two-part series on the ultimate Scientology school, "Delphian" in Oregon. We thought it was clever that he referred to the high school as Scientology's version of "Hogwarts."
Although The Daily no longer exists, Carlson salvaged his piece on his own website, which you can read here. One of the things he notes is that although everyone in Scientology knows that the school is for the kids of the church's wealthier members, on paper the school and the church are separate:
Although the word "Scientology" appears nowhere on the Delphian website, and the school is technically independent, its connections to the group are intimate and pervasive. "A good majority, if not all the staff, are Scientologists," said Elaine Ke, 18, who graduated from the school this year. Other alums back that estimate. Both the headmistress and the assistant headmaster are listed as having completed various levels of Scientology programs in the group's publications.