We invite young ladies ages 9-12 to join us for Mademoiselle | The Finishing School Summer 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. Continental Breakfast, 3-Course Fine Dining Luncheons and will be served daily. 

With the following experiences:

DAY ONE | Poise & Polish

  • Students will learn to sit, stand and walk with grace; enter & exit a room; make formal introductions
  • Elevated speech & proper elocution lesson
  • The Art of the Table & Fine Dining Etiquette
  • Lesson in Arts Appreciation
  • Visit the National Museum of Women of the Arts
  • 3-Course Fine Dining Etiquette Luncheon

DAY TWO  | Self-care & Home Pride

  • Self-care and home pride training including laundry care and folding, bed-making & turn down
  • Grooming, nails, hair, and skin care; Self-Care
  • Yoga & Meditation experience
  • Visit Christofle for the art of the table & Hermes to learn more about the beauty of silk scarves
  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Henley Park Hotel

DAY THREE | Presence & Public Speaking

  • Public Speaking & Improvisation
  • Digital First Impressions
  • Enjoy an afternoon poolside (offsite location TBA)
  • 3-Course Fine Dining Etiquette Luncheon


  • Thank you note writing, Stationery, & Handlettering Lesson
  • National Portrait Galleries
  • 3-Course Fine Dining Etiquette Luncheon
  • Certificate Program & Family Wine & Cheese Reception


Crystal L. Bailey, Director, The Etiquette Institute of Washington 

Ms. Bailey puts the “pro” in protocol as director of The Etiquette Institute of Washington. Recognized for her fresh approach, she is called upon for her expertise by international media outlets to include the BBC, CNN, and French Television. Ms. Bailey received her formal etiquette training at Debrett’s of London, South African Butler Academy, and Etiquette à la Française of Montpellier. She is a proud member of Cercle International des Experts en Etiquette Française.


More about Ms. Bailey

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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.

Featuring one full day of etiquette training with a fine dining etiquette luncheon, afternoon tea, and sunset reception for Families

Event: 4-Day Finishing School

Location: Historic Morrison Clark Inn

Date: Monday August 9-11  2021

Time: 09:00  to 16:30 (Families may drop off as early as 08:00 AM & pickup by 5:30 PM)

Audience: Young Ladies Ages 8-12

Course Cost: 1000 USD (reservation made by 250 USD deposit)

Seats Limited to 10 Participants



Presentation & Introductions, Poise, Posture & Deportment, Social Graces & Tact, Making Small Talk, Forms of Address, Correspondence,  Dress Code, Table Setting,  European Fine Dining


Training Topics

  • Defining « étiquette, protocole, gallantry, savoir-vivre, elegance »
  • A historical overview of etiquette
  • Presentation & Introductions
  • Poise, Posture & Deportment
  • Social Graces and Tact
  • Making Small Talk
  • Forms of Address
  • Correspondence
  • Dress codes
  • The Art of the Table
  • European Fine Dining



Please contact us with any questions or for payment schedule. Deposits are transferable, but non-refundable.