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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/08/2012

Did Malia, Sasha go to school on day after convention?

President Obama started his speech at the Democratic National
(Lynne Sladky/AP)
Convention this way:

Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud. But don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow.

So, did the girls actually go to their school, the exclusive private Sidwell Friends in the District, the day after the night they were in Charlotte, N.C., to hear their dad accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president on Thursday?


The girls were spotted Friday in class, just where their dad said they would be.

Malia, 14, started ninth grade at Sidwell last Tuesday, and 11-year-old Sasha started sixth grade. So Barack and Michelle Obama have a high schooler and a middle schooler.

The girls watched their mother’s well-received convention speech Tuesday night with their dad from the White House, then went to school Wednesday and Thursday. After school was over on Thursday, they flew to Charlotte to catch their dad’s acceptance in person.

Sidwell has two campuses, and for a few years Sasha attended school in Bethesda while Malia went to the Northwest Washington campus. Now they both go to school at the Northwest location.

Sidwell, a Quaker institution, is one of the most exclusive schools in the country, with fees in the Ivy League range.

For the new school year, lower school costs $33,268, including, according to the Web site, a hot lunch and textbooks. The middle and upper schools cost $34,268, which, according to the Web site, includes hot lunch. Textbooks aren’t mentioned.


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