Uma Thurman’s ex calls artsy Brooklyn school “depressing”

Uma Thurman in Pump Fiction, upset, but not likely at school choices. (credit: Davide Moroni via Flickr)

Actress Uma Thurman is currently in the midst of custody battle with her London-based financier ex Arpad “Arki” Busson. But the trial took a familiar turn late last week, when the former couple pitted Manhattan against Brooklyn.

On Friday, Busson’s attorney, Peter Bronstein, argued that his client was unimpressed with Thurman’s choice of St. Ann’s school in Brooklyn for their four-year-old daughter. St. Ann’s — a $25,000-a-year, arts-oriented private school in Brooklyn Heights — counts Lena Dunham, Jennifer Connelly and Zac Posen as graduates.

“He felt they had small classrooms, they were cluttered, that the atmosphere was depressing, that the kids looked dirty and disheveled,” Bronstein said during the trial, according to Page Six.

“Maybe it doesn’t compare with Eton,” responded Judge Cooper, reportedly referencing the private British boarding school.

“But maybe it doesn’t compare with Chapin,” said Bronstein, about the post all girls private school on the Upper East Side.

And so the debate continues. [Page Six]