civilité | young adults

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

Upcoming Dates : July 20-21, 2024

Time: 10:00  to 3:30 PM

Audience: young men and young ladies, Ages 13-18

Attire: day one | smart casual/jacket required

day two | formal daywear/jacket required

Course Cost: 750 USD | split payment available

JOIN US | July 20-21, 2024


We invite young adults ages 13-18 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 
  • Business Attire
  • Digital First Impressions
  • Examination
  • 3-Course Fine Dining Etiquette Luncheon
  • Afternoon Tea


JOIN US | July 20-21, 2024


Payment Plan Terms:
The course fee is 750 USD. At registration, participants have the option to pay 50% initially, with the balance due:

July Course | July 15, 2024

April Course | April 8, 2024

February Course | February 5, 2024


Course Capacity:
To ensure a focused and engaging atmosphere, we limit the course to 8 participants.

Course Participation:
The Civilité course welcomes both young men and young women, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

Course Frequency:
This course is offered 4 times a year.

Dietary Accommodations:
Dietary restrictions and food allergies can be addressed during registration. Our esteemed host hotels are adept at accommodating such needs.

Mobile Phone Policy:
Participants may keep their phones and are allotted breaks to use them, including enjoying time in the beautiful courtyard.

Afternoon Tea Venue:
The afternoon tea is elegantly served at the Henley Park Hotel, conveniently located across from the Morrison Clark Inn.

Mixing Dates:
Students must take the course over 2 consecutive days and may not mix or combine different course dates.