civilité | young adult

finishing experience

les détails

The old world finishing training of France and Switzerland with a modern day twist. Taught from the international perspective with heavy French influence, this course offers the extra social graces and soft skills needed to be competitive in today’s society.

Two full days of etiquette training with fine dining etiquette luncheons and an afternoon tea. Certificate included.

Event: 2-Day Finishing Experience

Location: Historic Morrison Clark Inn

Date: July 29-30, 2023

Time: 10:00  to 4:00 PM

Audience: young men and young ladies , Ages 14-18

Attire: day one | smart casual/jacket required

day two | formal daywear/jacket required

Course Cost: 750 USD | split payment available




We invite young adults ages 14-18 to join us for Civilité | The Finishing School Experience. Surrounded by the elegance and ambiance of the Historic Morrison Clark Inn in downtown Washington participants will be immersed in poise, polish and politesse, known by the French as le savoir vivre. 3-Course Fine Dining Etiquette Luncheons will be served. The experience concludes with afternoon tea.

With the following topics:


  • Deportment: how to sit, stand and walk with grace
  • Making an Entrance & Stellar First Impressions
  • Being a Guest & Host
  • Formal Introductions
  • Elevated & formal speech
  • Civility and the New Chivalry
  • Making conversation and working the room
  • Thank you note writing, Stationery
  • Dress Codes
  • Art de la Table, Unique Cutlery, French Dining Terminology
  • 3-Course Fine Dining Etiquette Luncheon


  • The Art of Interviewing (Internships & College)
  • Teen Business Etiquette 
  • Digital First Impressions
  • Image & Style (Learning your personal style & color choice)
  • Life skills laundry care and folding, bed-making & turn down
  • Examination
  • 3-Course Fine Dining Etiquette Luncheon
  • Afternoon Tea