The First Lady and Barron stayed in New York City for half of Mr Trump’s first year in office so that Barron could finish his school year. Barron finished fifth grade at Columbia Grammar Preparatory School in New York City, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The decision to stay in New York was controversial, because it broke from tradition and the security they required likely cost a lot for the taxpayer.
It was estimated by CNNMoney to cost around $1million (£812,000) per day to protect Melania and Barron in New York.
Then, in June the pair moved to Washington DC to join Mr Trump in the White House.
Melania confirmed the move by tweeting a picture of the Washington Monument taken from inside White House windows.
She captioned it: “Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home!”
Barron Trump walking with his parents US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
First Lady Melania with her son Barron
Barron enrolled in a private school in Potomac, Maryland called St Andrew’s Episcopal School, about half an hour’s drive from the White House.
This also broke from tradition as all the children of presidents who were under 18 in the last 35 years attended Sidwell Friends, a Quaker School in Bethesda, Maryland and Washington DC.
In a statement in May 2017, Melania said: “We are very excited for our son to attend St Andrew’s Episcopal School.
“It is known for its diverse community and commitment to academic excellence.
Melania Trump and her teenage son Barron Trump
“The mission of St Andrews’ is ‘to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service’ all of which appealed to our family.
“We look forward to the coming years at St Andrew’s.”
The White House had originally planned to hold off this announcement until the summer, in part because of a concern that St Andrew’s might experience protests outside the school while it was still in session.
However, rumours of Barron’s arrival in the autumn led to parents asking questions and expressing security concerns.
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Melania and Barron moved into the White House in June 2017
As a result, the school informed their community in a letter and Melania released a public statement.
Barron is the first presidential child to attend this school, with the Obamas, the Clintons, Nixons and Roosevelts preferring Sidwell Friends.
St Andrew’s is a coeducational college preparatory independent school for preschool, beginning at age two, all the way to twelfth grade.
Barron, 14, is believed to be coming to the end of his eighth grade.
Founded in 1978, St Andrew’s has 645 students as of 2019, a student-teacher ratio of 7:1 and a fee of $38,950 (£31,690) per year in grades six to eight.
While the school has “episcopal” in its name, the school makes clear that it “does not mean that we want to ‘make Episcopalians’ out of our students” and only 16 percent of pupils are in fact Episcopalian.
Eighteen percent of pupils are Roman Catholic and 23 percent are other Christian denominations ‒ for example, Presbyterians like Mr Trump.
Around 10 percent of students are Jewish, like the First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, and one percent are Muslim and Hindu.
The school’s website states: “The perspective of the Episcopal Church includes respect for other religious traditions and even for those periods of life when a person is not identified with a particular religion.”
The school is also known for its pioneering use of brain-based research to help students of all abilities to succeed in their learning.
The website adds: “At St Andrew’s, every member of our Preschool through Grade 12 is trained in Mine, Brain and Education Science.
“The knowledge of how the brain learns allowed teachers to take the latest research and implement it in their classrooms.”
Notable alumni of St Andrew’s include eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.