The office of First Lady Melania Trump confirmed Monday, May 15 that Barron Trump, 11-year-old son of President Donald Trump and the First Lady, will attend St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac starting in the fall.
In her official statement, Melania Trump said: “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.”
Barron is currently a fifth grader at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City. He and his mother stayed in New York after President Trump’s inauguration rather than move to the White House so he can finish this school year. He will be in sixth grade in the fall.
St. Andrew’s is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school serving students in preschool through grade 12.
No one at the school confirmed that it is the Trump’s choice for their son.
“St. Andrew’s respects family privacy,” said Richard Coco, the school’s director of communications and marketing. “And will not comment on whether a student has sought enrollment.”
According to the St. Andrew’s website there are 580 students currently enrolled at the school with an average class size of 15 students. Student to teacher ratio is listed as 7:1, and 100 percent of St. Andrew’s graduates go on to college. The 2016-2017 tuition for middle school students is $38,590.
“St. Andrew’s offers the most research-informed education you’ll find anywhere,” Robert Kosasky, head of school, is quoted on the website. “We are at the forefront of work to improve how teachers teach and how students learn. Teachers love to teach here and students are happy here. And as our own research has shown, happy students embrace rigor and learn best.”