Skip to comments.Obamas Choose Sidwell Friends School for Daughters
Posted on 11/21/2008 5:11:02 PM PST by Elvina
Clinton, Daschle, Geithner The big-name speculation over President-elect Barack Obamas Cabinet appointments can wait while Obama watchers focus on another critical name that surfaced on Friday: Sidwell.
The Associated Press is reporting that the Obamas have chosen the Sidwell Friends School in Washington for daughters Sasha, seven years old, and Malia, 10. The private Quaker schools alumni include former presidential offspring Chelsea Clinton and Tricia Nixon Cox, as well as House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank and a former princess of Japan.
Sidwell Friends beat out another elite school, Georgetown Day School. Michelle Obama and her daughters reportedly visited both schools on Tuesday. Sidwell, with campuses in Northwest Washington and Bethesda, Md., is home to nearly 1,100 students from pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. Tuition at the lower school is $28,442 and $29,442 at the middle and upper schools.
A spokeswoman for Michelle Obama was quoted by AP as saying the Obamas feel Sidwell provides the best fit for what their daughters need now, including being able to accommodate security and privacy concerns. The Obama girls have also become good friends with Vice President-elect Joe Bidens grandchildren, who attend the school.
The Obama family also discussed public school options for the girls, according to Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty. The girls currently attend the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools located in Chicagos South Side.
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Oh, I am well and truly shocked!
I thought this was a good choice because they have experience dealing with the distractions and extra security around having a president’s child in the school.
My cousins in law went to school with Daley’s kids. The security involved there was intense for the mayor of Chicago.
BHO = Fake, phony, fraud.
I have a very strong suspicion the Obamas are going to go ‘First Cabin’ from here on in.
I’m curious - is there an admissions test for Sidwell Friends? Did his kids pass? Or is this an AA admission?
I wonder how long it will be before the dimwits who voted for this guy realize they've been had.
Isn’t Sidwell a white school?
WHAT!!!!!!! NO PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR THE OBAMA SNOBS????? No, just tell America to send it’s kids to the crack house high schools of inter cities, RUN BY DIMOCRATS, AND IN MOST BIG URBAN CITIES, BY BLACK DIMOCRATS!!
Well, considering the overall quality of the D.C. Public Schools, good for them. But why can’t the other residents of D.C. have the same choice? Let Chancellor Rhee do her job, Teacher’s Union!
28k ? Movin on up...
BTW, this isn't an excerpt after all--I thought it wouldn't all fit, but it does. Just thought I would mention that so you don't waste time clicking the link.
Likely about a three second conversation.
Big deal. All bets are off when it comes to one’s children. I don’t blame the Obamas for wanting their kids to be in a safe environment.
Wouldn’t want them to have to suffer the poor teachers and criminals that infest the DC public schools now would we. School vouchers not a good thing in the eyes of elected democrats. Wouldn’t want any of their children to have to attend school with commoners.
They do. They just have to be able to afford it.
Did y’all notice the name Bwarny Fwank in the list of attendees? What’s with that? He doesn’t have kids, does he? Did the article mean that he went there?
There was no way those kids were attending school anywhere but Sidwell Friends. Any visits to other schools were strictly for show.