Trumps Break With Tradition on Barron's New School

He'll go to St. Andrew's, the first modern-day first kid to not attend Sidwell Friends
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2017 11:30 AM CDT
Trumps Choose New School for Barron
President Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, introduces their son Barron at the White House on April 17, 2017.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Melania and Barron Trump are prepping for their big move to the nation's capital from New York City, where they remained after President Trump's inauguration so the 11-year-old could finish out the school year. And the Washington Post reports Barron's new school has been chosen: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., a coed prep school, where he'll enter the sixth grade. "We are very excited for our son to attend St. Andrew's," Melania Trump said in a statement to People, which notes Barron will be the first modern-day first child not to attend the Sidwell Friends School.

Per the Post, the Trumps had wanted to keep the school announcement quiet until the summer, keeping any possible protests during the school year at bay, but St. Andrew's decided to jump ahead of rumors and address community concerns with a letter Monday, forcing the Trumps' hand. Tuition is about $40,000 a year for grades six and up. (More Barron Trump stories.)

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