Melania Trump tours $35,000-a-year Florida school for Barron

Melania Trump tours $35,000-a-year Florida school for son Barron, 14, in sign that family is preparing for life after the White House with move to Mar-a-Lago

  • Melania Trump visited Pine Crest school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for Barron 
  • The 14-year-old is currently in the ninth grade and could possibly attend Pine Crest when his family leaves the White House in January 
  • The Trump family has also made Mar-a-Lago in their permanent residence 
  • Pine Crest, which costs $35,000 per year, is about 40 minutes from Mar-a-Lago
  • First Lady is wrapping up her White House life – taking inventory of Trump belongings, looking to her post-East Wing staff and thinking of her legacy 
  • Meanwhile, the president continues to demand election results be overturned 

A source told Page Six that Melania toured Pine Crest school in Fort Lauderdale, which is about 40 minutes away from Mar-a-Lago.  

The Trumps are said to have already changed their official address from New York City to Florida, where the president, Melania and Barron will settle down once President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated in January. 

Barron, 14, will be moved to a school in Florida and not finish out the year at Maryland’s St Andrew’s Episcopal School, close to the White House in Wasington DC. 

His new school could be Pine Crest, which will run the Trumps about $35,150 per year for tuition. 

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Melania Trump (center) recently visited a Florida school for her son Barron Trump (right) as the First Lady looks ahead to life after President Donald Trump finishes his administration

A source told Page Six that Melania toured Pine Crest school (pictured) in Fort Lauderdale, which is about 40 minutes away from Mar-a-Lago

Ariana Grande, Bethenny Frankel, and Kelsey Grammer are alumni of Pine Crest. Barron will still be in ninth grade when he transfers to a new school and Pine Crest is said to be a contender

Barron, 14, will be moved to a school in Florida and not finish out the year at St Andrew’s Episcopal School. His new school could be Pine Crest (pictured), which will run the Trumps about $35,150 per year for tuition

Ariana Grande, Bethenny Frankel, and Kelsey Grammer are alumni of Pine Crest. Barron will still be in ninth grade when he transfers to a new school. 

Earlier this month, a source told People that Melania has ‘looked all over Palm Beach County and neighboring Broward County for just the right place’ for Barron.

‘There are several options, and they will decide soon,’ the source said. 

The First Lady is wrapping up her life in Washington DC, taking an inventory of the Trump furniture and art in the White House, asking what kind of staff and budget she gets after January 20th, and thinking about her legacy.

‘She just wants to go home,’ a source close to Melania told CNN last week.

Melania is also sorting through the Trump family’s personal items, deciding what will be sent to the penthouse in Trump Tower in New York, what will go to Mar-a-Lago, and what goes in storage. 

Repair work is being done on the Trump’s private quarters in Mar-a-Lago to prepare for it to become the Trumps’ permanent home.   

Asked how the First Lady feels about rumors the president might announce a 2024 bid, the source said: ‘That might not go over well.’ 

As Melania looks past inauguration day to life back in the civilian world, the president continues his battle to stay in the White House. 

He has consistently tweeted about a ‘rigged election’ and ‘voter fraud’.

On Sunday, the president told Fox News host Brian Kilmeade in an interview that aired Sunday morning: ‘It’s not over.’ 

He said he is worried about the US ‘having an illegitimate president,’ likening alleged election fraud to elections in a ‘third world country’. 

Meanwhile, Donald Trump continues his battle to stay in the White House and has joined a Hail Mary effort in Texas to overturn election results. He told Fox’s Brian Kilmeade that his election fight is not over

Trump said that local Democrats in swing states were able to ‘outsmart’ their Republican counterparts to rig the election for Biden.

‘We keep going and we’re going to continue to go forward. We have numerous local cases,’ he continued in his conversation with Kilmeade caught on camera at the Army-Navy football game on Saturday.

He assured that his legal team has adequately ‘proven’ fraud in the election.

‘We’ve proven it, but no judge has had the courage, including the Supreme Court, I am so disappointed in them,’ he chastised. 

Trump’s comments to Kilmeade came two days after the Supreme Court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, refused to hear the lawsuit spearheaded by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to overturn the election results.

The suit sought to invalidate the presidential election results in four other states.

There also have been reports Trump will announce a 2024 presidential run on the same day Biden takes the oath of office. 

Melania, meanwhile, has taken a different approach. She rarely speaks publicly about the election and appears focused on her final duties as First Lady.

She was a reluctant campaigner in both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections. 

She has brought on Marcia Lee Kelly as a special government employee to help with her transition out of the East Wing.

Melania asked Kelly to inquire of West Wing and Office of Management and Budget staff whether there were taxpayer funds allocated to former First Ladies, CNN reported. 

There are not tax-payer funds for former First Ladies, who are not paid for their position but do have tax-payer funded offices in the White House.  

First Lady Melania Trump is wrapping up her tenure in the White House; she’s unveiled her final round of holiday decorations with the theme of ‘America the Beautiful’

Melania has also announced the completion of the White House tennis pavilion last week 

The completion of the tennis pavilion follows the Melania’s other restoration project: the White House Rose Garden

She may continue her Be Best initiative with its three pillars of kindness, cyber bullying and opioid abuse but her post-White House agenda has not fully emerged.  

There have been reports Melania may write a book but instead of a personal memoir she may veer toward a coffee-table book about hospitality or design. 

Melania is completing her time in the White House with the inauguration of the new president 39 days away. 

She joined the Marines for their annual Toys for Tots event on Tuesday. She’s unveiled her final round of Christmas decorations with the theme ‘America the Beautiful.’

And, on Monday, she announced the completion of the new White House tennis pavilion – a project she began in 2018 and that will be part of her White House legacy. 

And it follows Melania’s other major restoration project: a refurbishment of the White House Rose Garden. 

Now she’s selecting the official Trump china service to add to the White House collection. 

Every administration since that of President James Monroe has left a set of china for future First Families to use. The First Lady traditionally picks the colors and pattern of the pieces. 

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