Inside Barron Trump's new $35k-a-year school that's been rocked by sex harassment claims and branded the 'asylum'

FORMER President Donald Trump’s youngest son, Barron Trump, has been enrolled in a swanky private school in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Oxbridge Academy, where Barron is now enrolled, was founded by William I. Koch, a member of the Koch family, and costs $34,800 to attend for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Despite the price tag, it’s not immune to controversy: it was rocked by sexual harassment claims just a few years ago.

In August 2015, bookstore manager Ulle Boshko filed a claim “alleging sexual harassment, a hostile working environment, and retaliation,” according to the Palm Beach Post.

She alleged sexual harassment from the CEO at the time, Robert Parsons. Parsons did not respond to prior requests from the Palm Beach Post for comment regarding the lawsuit

However, it was dismissed as “not supported” in October of that year by a law firm Koch assigned to another investigation in 2016 into “firings, high turnover,” and “accusations of sexual harassment,” the outlet noted. 

In 2017, Boshko filed a suit alleging she was terminated because of her claims of sexual harassment against Parsons, the Palm Beach Post reported. The status of that lawsuit is not clear.

Ultimately, the New York Times reported, Koch fired the head of school and didn’t renew the contracts of the athletic director and the football coach after the second investigation revealed “accusations of kickbacks, grade-changing, excessive spending and violations of the rules governing high school sports.”

The outlet noted that Koch claimed in an interview that a “power elites group” in the school ran “the asylum.”

“We are finding alarming things of how money was misspent,” Koch said at the time.

"If people think they’ve got a honey pot, there’s going to be a lot of bears around it, trying to get it.”

The US Sun has reached out to Oxbridge Academy for comment on the investigations but did not receive a response by publication.

Today, Oxbridge Academy seems to have a focus on academics, and Barron, 15, is now set to graduate with the class of 2024.

"We look forward to welcoming him into our school and community," the school's Director of Advancement Scott Siegfried said, according to People.

The school told parents through an email of Barron’s attendance at the school and cautioned that the secret service will now have a presence on the 54-acre campus. 

"They want to have little impact on our day-to-day operations,” the school said of the secret service. 

“They've done this for other former presidents' kids. They're fantastic."

Barron’s famous father became a resident of Palm Beach at his Mar-a-Lago resort in 2020 after he lost his presidential election. 

The family has spent most of the summer in Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, but it now appears that Barron’s mother, Melania Trump, will at least will spend the school year in South Florida while her son is enrolled in school.

Previously, Barron attended St. Andrew's Episcopal School, a private academy in Potomac, Maryland, according to The List.


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