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Caroline Kennedy Returns to School

Nov. 26, 1963 - Caroline Kennedy (pictured last summer) returned to school today on the third floor of the White House. However, when it came time for the recess, she did not go out to play with her classmates. The White House said the nursery school and first grade resumed today after a period of mourning. Caroline, who will be six years old tomorrow, is in the first grade. There has been no decision yet on whether the White House school will wind up in January or be carried on until June, a full year. There are about 20 children in the school. Caroline’s fellow first graders are the children of many of the Kennedy family’s personal friends, top Administration officials, and White House staff members. Mrs. Kennedy set up the school in the White House so her children would be able to live a normal life with other children around them. The school was integrated in the kindergarten phase when Avery Hatcher, the 5-year-old son of Andrew T. Hatcher, the assistant press secretary, enrolled. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy had indicated earlier to President and Mrs. Johnson that she would like the children to have an unbroken school term. The Johnsons told her they would be delighted. President Johnson visited the school today.


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