Kids Etiquette Classes

skills for a rewarding life

Life Skills for Children, Teens & Young Adults an investment in your child’s future success

Kids etiquette classes are a priority for our school because we believe investing in our future generation of young people is one of our essential duties.  It is the only way to ensure a constructive and civilized future.  If our children are not taught proper etiquette, manner skills, and techniques, we should not be surprised if their manners are not living up to our expectations. Good social skills are not innate or inherited.  They are taught, learned, and practiced. If they are not introduced early, it is difficult to convey the relevance of considering others later.

Our kids etiquette classes are designed to address the age-appropriate needs of the students.  Each program is specifically designed to discuss issues and choices that are currently present or on the horizon.  This allows the students to think about how they will make decisions and handle future situations when they present themselves. For example, we discuss bullying.  Young people bully because they are insecure about themselves and the environments they are experiencing.  They bully to put the attention on others because they feel inept.  Young people who understand what is expected of them rarely bully.  They don’t need to because they are more secure and confident in themselves. Our programs build this confidence.

The Cleveland School of Etiquette offers individual classes, group classes, camps, and school programs at truly affordable pricing. We even offer classes just for Girl Scouts!

Elementary School:

Elementary School:

This program is an introduction to etiquette.  The program focuses on manners and basic social skills.  We discuss the importance and relevance of doing things a certain way and the develop an understanding of why manners matter.

  • Introduction- Why Manners Matter
  • First Impressions – Making Introductions
  • Conversation Skills
  • Correspondence and Thank You Notes
  • Dining Etiquette
    • The Dynamics of the Table
    • How to Hold Silverware
    • Proper Table Manners
Middle School:

Middle School:

This program focuses on how to be polite.  It stresses the choices and skills necessary to be effective in certain situations.  We discuss how to speak to adults and be respectful, in this program.  We introduce traditional skills and good practices.  (Ex. Cell phone, texting)

  • First Impressions – Making Introductions
  • Social Skills for Different Environments
  • How to be a Good Guest
  • Appropriate Communication
    • Thank You Notes
    • Cell Phones
    • Bullying
    • Social Media
  • Dining Etiquette
    • American and European Dining
    • The Dynamics of the Table
    • 4 and 5 Course Meal Settings
High School:

High School:

This program ventures into more detail on how to present oneself.  How to introduce and present a positive first impression are stressed.   Questions are answered about dating, social media, public speaking, how to get ready for an interview, and how to prepare for college and the corporate world is also introduced.

  • Proper Introductions and First Impressions.
  • Appropriate Communication and Thank You Notes.
  • Cell Phones, Texting, Social Media, and Dating.
  • The Importance of Good Choices.
  • Interviewing
    • Appropriate Dress
    • Pre-interviewing Homework
    • Following Through
  • Dining Etiquette
    • American and European Dining
    • The Dynamics of the Table
    • 4,5 and 8 Course Settings
College Students

College Students

This program focuses on getting young people ready for the adult world.  Questions are answered about appropriate dress, interviewing, networking and the corporate world.   It is designed to get the students prepared for what is expected of them professionally and socially.  This program instills the social and professional polish to the student getting ready to launch.

  • First Impressions – Making Introductions
  • Appropriate Communication and Thank You Notes
  • Cell Phones, Texting, Social Media and Dating
  • Importance of Making Good Choices
  • Public Speaking – 1 Minute Elevator Pitch
  • Interviewing for College and Jobs
    • Dressing Appropriately
    • Pre-Interviewing Homework
    • Following Up and Follow Through
  • Dining Etiquette
    • American and European Dining
    • The Dynamics of the Table
    • 4,5 & 8 Course Meal Settings

“Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.” Horace Mann

Give your child a head start in life!