Sasha, Malia Will Attend Chelsea's Alma Mater

Tuition at Quaker Sidwell Friends runs nearly $30K
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2008 4:27 PM CST
Sidwell Friends' Washington campus, pictured here, has seen Secret Service agents before: Chelsea Clinton went to high school there while father Bill was president.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Malia and Sasha Obama will enroll at Sidwell Friends School, the Quaker institution that educated Chelsea Clinton, Michelle Obama's spokeswoman said today. The girls visited both Sidwell and Georgetown Day School this week, and Malia expressed a preference for Sidwell because she's friendly with one of Joe Biden's grandchildren, who's already a student there, the Washington Post reports.

"A number of great schools were considered," said Michelle Obama's rep. "In the end, the Obamas selected the school that was the best fit for what their daughters need right now." Security is nothing new to the staff of Sidwell, which has a campus in Bethesda, Md.—where 7-year-old Sasha will go—and another in the District, where Malia, 10, will go to middle school. Al Gore III also attended the school.