THE FINISHING SCHOOL

 

LE SAVOIR VIVRE

Savoir vivre (m) noun; sa·voir-vi·vre (sav-wahr-vee-vruh)
Definition: Knowledge of the world and the ways of polite society

We are pleased to offer the Etiquette Institute of Washington’s Finishing School 2017-2018 centered on the French principle of le savoir vivre, translated as “knowledge of life”. The program graduates young ladies who are able to meet every situation with poise, good manners and elegance.

“Today’s young ladies need not only develop their interpersonal skills, but also cultivate their digital image. There is no finer time than  now to impart these lessons and life skills. More than an etiquette course, the Finishing School is designed to refine both the intellect and aptitude of participants through activities such as theatre, museum visits, and fine dining experiences. Our goal is to instill confidence and grace in our world’s future leaders.”

The Finishing School is a selective program and provides personalized lessons and private consultations for participants. Students are encouraged to maintain extracurricular activities including performing and fine arts, foreign language studies, sports and rigorous academic programs.

 

FAQ

 Lessons

Introductions & Lasting Impressions

Poise, Posture & Deportment

Social Graces & Politesse

Correspondence

Netiquette & Social Media

Grooming & Attire

Public Speaking

Cultural & Art Appreciation

Culinary Artistry

Afternoon Tea Etiquette

Fine Dining Etiquette

 

SUBMIT APPLICATION

 

 

 

Requisites:
-Young ladies ages 11-14
-Attendance of Monthly Lessons
-Completed application and selection
-Tuition 1000 USD payment schedule

Details:

-Cultural excursions will include a Holiday Tea at the Ritz-Carlton, Formal Etiquette Dinner, Phillips Collection, Kennedy Center Ballet, Washington International Horse Show and  Graduation Afternoon Tea Ceremony