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.