2. His School and Early Years - 1961-1987, our research shows ...
A. Hawaii/Seattle: 1961-1967
|Born in Hawaii, Barack Obama moved with his mother to Seattle from 1962 to 1963, and a year after returning to Hawaii, in 1964, she divorced his father. From September 1966 to June 1967, Obama attended Kindergarten at Noelani Elementary School on Oahu.|
B. Indonesia: 1967-1971
|Obama's mother moved them to Indonesia in October of 1967, and Obama attended the Catholic school Fransiskus Assisi School in Jakarta, Indonesia, before transferring to Besuki Public School. He was registered at Fransiskus Assisi under the name Barry Soetoro by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro. The document lists Barry Soetoro as an Indonesian citizen, born on Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu, and shows his Muslim step-father listed Barack Obama s religion as Islam.
C. Hawaii: 1971-1979
|Obama returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents, and at the age of 10 in 1971, was enrolled as a fifth-grader at Punahou School, a private college preparatory school, where he graduated from high school in 1979. He attended Sunday school at First Unitarian Church in Honolulu in 1971 and 1972.|
D. California: 1979-1981
|Obama moved to California after high school graduation and attended Occidental College from the fall of 1979 through spring 1981, then transferred to Columbia in New York in his junior year. His transcripts, protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) passed in 1974, have not been made publically available. |
E. New York: 1981-1983
|Obama moved to New York City to attend Columbia College, Columbia University in the City of New York's traditional undergraduate liberal arts college, in the fall of 1981. He lived there until graduation with a BA in Political Science on May 16, 1983, and for a period of time afterward. His transcripts, protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) passed in 1974, have not been made publically available.
F. Between Columbia and Harvard: 1984-1987
|After graduating from Columbia, Obama worked for about four years before moving to Massachusetts to attend Harvard Law School. In New York, he worked at Business International Corporation in 1984, and in February of 1985, Obama worked as an organizer for NYPIRG's office at the City College of New York (New York Public Interest Research Group). In 1986, he was the first executive director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago. He took a trip to Africa in 1987.