Obama Girls Will Be Friends of Sidwell

President-elect's family looked at other schools

The Obamas have chosen the school their daughters will attend while their father is in the White House.

The Obamas chose the private Sidwell Friends School in Washington for daughters Malia and Sasha. The school was the choice of both President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore. Their children attended the school while both men were in the White House.

A spokeswoman for Michelle Obama, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, says the Obamas considered several schools for 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha but decided Sidwell Friends was the best fit.

Sidwell Friends is a private Quaker school in northwest Washington that Chelsea Clinton attended.

The family also looked at Georgetown Day, which was founded in 1945 and was an early pioneer in integration.

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