It’s been almost five months since President Trump entered the White House, but his wife, the First Lady, Melania and their son decided to stay in New York until the 11-year-old son Barron Trump finishes his school year. Now, it’s that time of the year, and the First Lady Melania and First Son Barron are expected to FINALLY move to Washington this upcoming week.
It’s not a quick jaunt from the White House, but it has its advantages.
St. Andrew’s would give Barron lots of attention, since the school has only 580 students. The student-teacher ratio is 7:1. Class sizes range from 11 to 15 students.
For one thing, the school stresses diversity.
“We value and respect all differences, including but not limited to age, ability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status,” says the school’s diversity statement.
“To build and sustain a diverse community, the school proactively addresses equity and inclusion in its policies, programs, and practices.
We hold everyone in our school accountable for respecting the multitude of human identities and perspectives and for promoting a safe and supportive school environment.”
A statement of philosophy reads as follows:
“St. Andrew’s programs are designed to serve students of varied interests and abilities capable of achievement in a challenging academic environment.
To create such an environment, St. Andrew’s supports a dedicated faculty and administration who respect and appreciate students.”
They also stress “balance” and “compassion.”
“St. Andrew’s strives to challenge and support all of its students in a balanced program to nurture their academic, artistic, athletic, and spiritual growth.
The school believes that developing each individual’s intellect, character, and sense of self-worth encourages each to live a creative and compassionate life.”
Choosing St. Andrew’s would be a stark departure from other presidential kids.
For instance, Sasha and Malia Obama are Sidwell Friends attendees — Malia graduated last spring and is taking a gap year before she goes to Harvard. The Bush twins, Jenna and Barbara, attended high school in Texas. Chelsea Clinton graduated from Sidwell Friends. Amy Carter went to Stevens Elementary School and Rose Hardy Middle School. Tricia Nixon and her younger sister Julie both attended Sidwell Friends.
Politico double checked the move with Melania’s close circle of people, and they found out that June 14 is the exact date when Barron Trump ends his school year.
Melania Trump’s parents, Amalija and Victor Knaus are also going to make a name for themselves in the White House. At this moment, her parents reside with Melania and Barron at the Trump Tower and take care of the little Barron when his mom is busy.
Additionally, Melania Trump is spotted more often at the White House. First Lady Melania has started enlarging her staff in the West Wing, and is getting the residence ready for her family and for her next public events.