- The Washington Times - Friday, November 21, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama and his wife have chosen private Sidwell Friends School in Washington for their two daughters.

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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