Glimpse into Ivanka Trump's High School Years

Rebelander Basilan
Aug 27, 2019
05:00 P.M.
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Ivanka Trump was an ordinary teenager in her high school years, but still, it appeared she think she was extraordinary.


The daughter of President Donald Trump went to the Chapin School in Manhattan until she was 15. She then transferred to Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut.

"It's as ruthless an industry as real estate – the people you meet in that business are just as fricking tough."

Ivanka Trump at the County War Memorial Coliseum November 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana | Photo: Getty Images


The change wasn't simple. Ivanka told Marie Claire at the time:

"I was all of a sudden in the prison of boarding-school life, and all my friends in New York were having fun."

At Choate, Ivanka shared her dorm room with two other young ladies. Her wall is enhanced with string lights, photos of loved ones, and a poster of legendary actress Marilyn Monroe.

Ivanka Trump in New York City in April 1999 | Photo: Getty Images


There were things about Ivanka that stood out in school, according to a classmate. She had one of the first black, box-shaped Prada bags. 

Ivanka made numerous companions. She was considered a regular teenager, but she still seemed to believe she was exceptional. At the time, she had a cellphone and a car on campus, something no other student had. 

Ivana Trump and Ivanka on June 19th, 2002 at the Apollo Theatre, London | Photo: Getty Images


Her parents, Donald and Ivana Trump, had evidently contended that it was essential for their daughter to have the vehicle.

They pointed out that in addition to being a student, Ivanka likewise had a modeling career. Ivanka signed with Elite Model Management. She once revealed to Marie Claire that she didn't love modeling.

"It's as ruthless an industry as real estate – the people you meet in that business are just as fricking tough," she said.

Donald and Ivanka Trump on September 20, 2006 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images


After graduating from Choate, Ivanka gave up modeling and started her college career at Georgetown University where she studied for two years.

She transferred to Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in economics in 2004.


Ivanka then joined the family business as Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at the Trump Organization.

In 2005, she met real estate developer Jared Kushner and began dating on and off shortly after that. The couple tied the knot in a Jewish ceremony on October 25, 2009. They are parents to Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore.