If you would have told me that when I was eleven years old that I would have been living in a house with a bowling alley and a movie theater I probably would have fallen over…Speculation as to whether First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron will remain in New York or relocate to the White House has finally been put to rest.
A recent report stated that the two will indeed be moving to D.C. this summer.
After completing the current school year at Manhattan’s Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, the 11-year-old son of President Trump’s will be enrolling at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD., where he will begin classes in the fall.
This is an historic event for the private school, founded in 1978. Barron will be the first presidential child to attend the school. Declining to respond to calls concerning Barron’s enrollment, Robert Kosasky, head of the school issued an email Friday stating that St. Andrew’s Episcopal School “respects family privacy.”
To avoid the possibility of protests while the school was in session, the president and first lady decided to wait until summer to make the announcement. The White House decided to make the announcement earlier, after rumors led to security concerns and questions by many parents of children attending St. Andrew’s. On Monday, the school confirmed the rumor to members of the community by letter.
The first lady released a statement to People saying, “We are very excited for our son to attend St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. It is known for its diverse community and commitment to academic excellence. The mission of St. Andrew’s is ‘to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service,’ all of which appealed to our family. We look forward to the coming school years at St. Andrew’s.”
The school has classes beginning at prekindergarten and going through grade 12. Tuition for the school is around $40,000 annually.
According to the school’s website, students are educated “in an inclusive environment that embodies the faith and perspective of the Episcopal Church” while it “seeks a broadly diverse community to promote educational excellence.”
The website also says the school’s programs “are designed to serve students of varied interests and abilities capable of achievement in a challenging academic environment.”