Obamas Pick Sidwell Friends School for Daughters

ABC News can report that the Obamas have selected Sidwell Friends for their daughters Sasha and Malia to attend.

Sidwell is where Chelsea Clinton attended school during the Clinton administration.

"A number of great schools were considered," said Obama Transition Team aide Katie McCormick Lelyveld.  "In the end, the Obamas selected the school that was the best fit for what their daughters need right now."

An Obama aide added, "Mrs. Obama is the product of public education on the South Side of Chicago and she believes strongly in the importance of good public schools for all kids. The Obama Administration intends to work closely with the school systems in the years to come to ensure quality public education is available to all kids.The Obamas' daughters are very young and moving to the White House is a big change for them. The primary concern was finding a school that felt comfortable and was in their overall best interest. The Obama daughters bring with them a number of security and privacy concerns that come with being part of the new first family -- and the school they've selected is positioned to appropriately accommodate that."

Three of Vice President-elect Joe Biden's grandkids - Naomi, Finnegan and Maisy - also attend Sidwell Friends. At the Democratic National Convention in August, Biden's grandkids had a sleepover with the Obama daughters in their Denver hotel room.

-- Jake Tapper and Matthew Jaffe

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