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Barron Trump, Class of 2024

Valerie Strauss writes for The Washington Post:

Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, will attend the private St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., this fall after he moves from New York to Washington with his mother.

Barron Trump is finishing out the current school year at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is expected to move to Washington this summer and will start 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.

Robert Kosasky, head of school, and Rodney Glasgow, head of middle school and chief diversity officer, sent this letter to St. Andrew’s families on May 15:

On Friday, a report began to circulate online that Barron Trump will attend St. Andrew’s next year. With consent from the family, we write to confirm that Barron will be a member of the Class of 2024.

As a school we are clear about our mission and values, and about who we are as an inclusive Episcopal community. Our inclusive culture and values are at the heart of why our faculty and staff, alumni, and current families love and take pride in St. Andrew’s. 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.

Some parents have reached out to us with questions and comments about how day-to-day life at St. Andrew’s might be affected. We want to assure you that our community was at the center of our discernment process. School leaders are working directly with the Secret Service to ensure that Postoak Campus logistics and security will continue to work smoothly and discreetly next year for all of our students and families. We are committed to maintaining the positive feel, flow, and safety of our campuses.

… As school leaders, we affirm this decision professionally and personally. We thank you for supporting your children and all of our children at St. Andrew’s so well.

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