Eleven-year-old Barron is finishing the current school year at a private institution in New York. He has been living there with his mother since Donald Trump took office in January. The first lady announced Monday that, beginning in fall, Barron will become a student at the private St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland.
She says St. Andrews is known for its diverse community and its 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.”
As we came to know Barron through the admission process, it became clear that he, like all of our newly enrolled students, will be a great addition to St. Andrew’s,” school administrators wrote in a letter to parents on Monday.The tuition ranges from more than $23,000 for pre-K to more than $40,000 for grades 9-12.
Barron currently attends Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The Trumps’ decision to send Barron to St. Andrew’s marks the first time in decades that the school-aged child of a president will attend a school other than at Sidwell Friends, an elite Quaker school with campuses in Washington and Bethesda, Maryland.
President Donald Trump has said his wife and youngest child will relocate to the White House after the current school year.