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Full-Day Finishing School Experience

Historic Morrison & Clark Inn

New Date | June 13, 2020

Ages 8-12




Workshops, seminars, lunches & dinners covering fine dining etiquette and business protocol. From international topics to netiquette, we offer programming for your company, university or organization.

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Whether preparing for an important business dinner, recruitment weekend, interview or meeting…don’t leave the details to chance. Available for executives and professional students. Polish your Executive Presence!

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Poise, presence and polish  are the focus of our year-long Finishing School for girls based on the French principle of “le savoir vivre”. The program offers international and fine dining etiquette training along with cultural and intellectual refinement.

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Learn fine dining etiquette from the best in the comfort of your own home. More than the correct fork to use, this course teaches you the unspoken rules of fine dining etiquette business. Course available March 31st!

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Workshops, courses, private in-home lessons and group events for children ages 5 & up. First impressions, introductions, poise & posture, netiquette, table setting & dining etiquette.

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Girls Scouts of the USA earn up to 5 different badges and patches with programming for all scouting levels.


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Upcoming Courses

 6th May 2020

  • Business & Fine Dining Etiquette
  •  Ocean Prime

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 7th June 2020

  • Ages 13-18
  • Chef’s Table | Seasons 52

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 7th June 2020

  • Ages 6-12
  • Chef’s Table | Seasons 52

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Wine, Dine & Refine | Ocean Prime

The Experience Join us on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 for a executive presence, business and fine dining etiquette

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Teen Ambassador | Chef’s Table

Join us at the Chef's Table for a 3-course dining experience covering social graces, making conversation, the art

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Junior Diplomats | Chef’s Table

Join us at the Chef's Table for a 3-course dining experience covering social graces, making conversation, the art

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The Art of Good Behavior

About Us

The Etiquette Institute of Washington proudly serves DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond as the modern manners authority.

Whether fine dining or business etiquette, the Institute offers customized programming options for children, teens and adults.

Our Director


Guest Speaker | Anne Debard

Our Clients

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  • All
  • Adults
  • Business
  • Children
  • Teens

Spill the Tea

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Etiquette: Kids & Weddings

Etiquette: Kids & Weddings Director Crystal L. Bailey gave her etiquette advice for incorporating young people into weddings for Baltimore Child magazine. “Children can bring excitement to weddings,” says Crystal

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Holiday Polish| Northern Virginia Magazine

This December, our director shared her top etiquette tips with Northern Virginia Magazine. See the full story here. As a host, prep as much as you can in advance so