From left: Sasha, 7, Malia, 10, Michelle and Barack Obama
Callie Shell/Change.gov/Obama Transition Office
01/05/2009 AT 09:55 AM EST
Sasha and Malia Obama went back to school on Monday like many other children – with a hug and a kiss from their parents. But not many other kids hit a new campus with their own Secret Service men.
The girls – aged 7 and 10 – began their new lives as students in Washington, D.C., on separate campuses at the private Sidwell Friends School, the same Quaker academy where Chelsea Clinton studied.
Current tuition fees there are said to be $28,442 for Sasha's elementary school, and $29,442 for Malia's middle school.
– Stephen M. Silverman