Children & Teens


“Bee-ing” Your Best


Etiquette for Children
Photo courtesy of The American School of Protocol

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“Bee” Well-Mannered – Boys & Girls (Grades 1 - 8)

This beginning level class is divided into elementary and middle-school age groups.  

In Level One, children master basic social and dining skills in six, 60-minute class sessions held in a formal, safe environment which includes fresh flowers and formal table settings. Food is served at each session except the last.  A formal dinner the evening of the 5th session is an elegant event for the children.

Topics include:

  • Proper use of silverware, napkin, and stemware
  • Two Types of Proper Dining Skills: Continental and American (also called “Zig Zag”)
  • Proper Introductions, using a firm handshake and making eye contact
  • Conversation in a Social Setting
  • Telephone and Internet Etiquette and Safety
  • Composing a Proper Thank-you Note
  • An Elegant Five-course Dinner (served in a formal setting where dressy attire is required)

In Level Two, children review and refine the skills addressed in Level One, and the following topics are covered in more depth:

  • Internet Etiquette and Safety
  • Cell Phone Etiquette
  • The Art of Conversation
  • Writing Thank-You Notes
  • Party Etiquette as Guest and as Host
  • Fast-Food Restaurant Etiquette
  • Casual Dining Etiquette

Parents are invited to the last class session to observe what their children have learned. Classes are limited to 10 children.

“Bee” Gracious and Confident – Young Ladies (Grades 6 - 12)

Designed exclusively for girls and divided into appropriate age groups (6-8, and 9-12), this intermediate class provides the next level of etiquette training for young ladies. Students will review and refine the skills learned in “Bee” Well-Mannered.  Beginning-class skills will be incorporated for groups of older students who have not had this instruction.

Students will also be taught new skills, which include:

  • Respect
  • Self-Presentation
  • Skin Care – More than Makeup
  • Clothing – What Does Yours Say About You?
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Communication
  • Being a Good Sport

Students will again experience a formal, five-course dinner in elegant surroundings. Parents (mothers) will be invited to attend the Skin Care and the Clothing/Fashion classes that will be conducted at professional venues. This is a 10+ hour course. Classes are limited to 10 young ladies.

“Bee-yond” the Basics – Young Men (Grades 6 - 12)

This intermediate-level class is designed exclusively for young men and is divided into appropriate age groups. Building on the foundation of skills learned in “Bee” Well-Mannered, this intermediate class includes:

  • Respect
  • General Social Skills
  • The Language of Clothes
  • Being a Gentleman
  • Being a Good Sport
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Communication

Students will again experience a formal, five-course dinner served in an elegant setting. Parents (fathers) will be invited to attend the Clothing Class provided at a professional venue. This is a 10+ hour course. Classes will be limited to 10 young men. Beginning skills will be offered for those who have not completed “Bee” Well-Mannered.

“Bee” Polished and Prepared – (Ages 16-18)

Young ladies and gentlemen are brought back together for this special class. Our primary focus is on interpersonal skills used in social situations and business or pre-professional settings.  Whether meeting a friend’s parents for the first time, interviewing for a college scholarship, or speaking the language of clothing, students gain an advantage through in-depth sessions.

Topics include:

  • Self-Presentation
  • Communication With One Another and With Adults
  • General Social Guidelines
  • Dressing for Respect (What message are you sending?)
  • Interview Skills
  • Dating Etiquette
  • Public Speaking
  • Dining
  • Social Media Savvy

Empowering older teens with additional tools to be at the top of their class (even outside the classroom), is the goal of this 10+ hour class. Class size is limited to 10 students. In addition to the formal dining experience, students will also attend a theatre performance.

“Bee” Polished and Prepared for Prom

This special session is for young couples prior to their high school prom. Because dining is usually part of the elegant evening, dining etiquette is covered thoroughly. However, all aspects of this exciting experience are addressed – from making dinner reservations to arriving home safely at the end of the evening.

Couth Camp

A Day-Camp experience like no other! “Bee” Well-Mannered is offered in five daily sessions and one evening event to students in grades 1-9.

Express Etiquette

Designed for mature students (ages 12-18), this class is for those who have long attention spans but are too busy with sports and other commitments to attend the traditional five weeks of etiquette classes. The focus of this class is table etiquette. This is a three-hour class which includes a four-course meal.  A formal, five-course dinner is optional but recommended. There is an additional fee to participate in the dinner.

 

We welcome the opportunity to empower your child or teen!

 

“Good manners will open doors the best education cannot.”

 

 

 

 

 

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