Melania Trump just announced some major news about what the future in Washington D.C. will be like for young Barron Trump. The announcement comes as the current school year comes to a close.
“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," she said.
Currently, Barron is finishing the current school year at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan. He will be starting at St. Andrew’s as a sixth grader. He will be the first presidential child to attend St. Andrew’s, a coeducational college preparatory school that was founded in 1978 and educates about 580 students from prekindergarten through 12th grade.
Barron will also be the first presidential child to attend St. Andrew’s. The Obama's and the Clinton's sent their children to other schools while in Washington.
According to reports, the White House had planned to hold off until summer to make the announcement — in part because of concern that St. Andrew’s might become the site of protests while school was still in session.
School leaders are working with the Secret Service to ensure that “logistics and security will continue to work smoothly and discreetly next year for all of our students and families” in order to maintain “the positive feel, flow, and safety of our campuses," according to an official statement.
The school’s website says it strives to educate students “in an inclusive environment that embodies the faith and perspective of the Episcopal Church” and that it “seeks a broadly diverse community to promote educational excellence.” The school’s programs, it says, “are designed to serve students of varied interests and abilities capable of achievement in a challenging academic environment.”
St. Andrew’s is located about 30 minutes from the White House.