First Kids

Obamas Choose Sidwell

Speculation over Obama’s Cabinet may still be raging, but the second most popular guessing game in Washington is over. The Obama family has chosen to send Malia and Sasha to Sidwell Friends School, the private Quaker school in northwest Washington D.C. Chelsea Clinton attended Sidwell, and Joe Biden has grandchildren currently at the school. Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty lobbied hard to have the girls attend a public school, but according to Michelle Obama’s spokeswoman, “In the end, the Obamas selected the school that was the best fit for what their daughters need right now.” Sidwell was established in 1883 and its tuition runs up to $29,442 a year.