What is the difference between Summer Classes and Fall/Winter Classes?
Summer classes are 75 min and combine our Dining Etiquette and First Impressions classes. This includes American & European style dining plus greetings, introductions, and key social intelligence skills. Fall classes will be 60 min and will focus on in-depth lessons on First Impressions on 1st Saturdays and Dining Etiquette on 3rd Saturdays of each month.

I noticed you currently offer classes on Saturdays for both group and private only, will you offer long-term week day classes in the Fall? Winter or Spring of 2019/2020?
We are currently working to reinstate our comprehensive 3 month social intelligence and etiquette program for group classes.    Our 3 month program is based on our “3R” philosophy of repeat, review, retain teaching technique.  During the course of 3 months, this program offers weekly/once a week 45 minute classes.  And although our current Saturday classes provide a solid foundation and introduction to First Impressions and Dining Etiquette, and our 3 month program provides a more comprehensive and extended approach for students to learn and retain more about each topic.  Repetition is key for retention and innate behavior.

Customized private sessions available for you to choose a topic of focus, including Public Speaking. You also have the option of creating your own 1-3 month extended program. For more info, contact assistant@newschoolofetiquette.com 

I read that you offer classes in Georgia, New York and New Jersey. Where are your exact locations?
We offer set classes at one physical location in South Orange, New Jersey.  We also travel to New York and Atlanta, Georgia frequently for private and group sessions.

Do you offer workshops for corporate, small businesses or special events?
Indeed!  We continue to work with some amazing companies in Human Resources to help train new hires and provide customized workshops in business etiquette, dining etiquette and social intelligence. Clients include: L’Oreal U.S.A., Harvard University, Harvard Club of New York, Columbia University, M.I.T., PSE&G of New Jersey, Time Warner, Berklee College (Boston), U.C.L.A. and various small businesses.

I’m a educator and would like to incorporate the NSOE’s program with our core curriculum or offer special workshops, how does this work?
We’ve had private schools incorporate our 9 month social intelligence, leadership and etiquette program with their academic curriculum. Special workshops can also be customized to meet your objectives.

I’m a PTA Board member, Girl Scout Mom and/or work with several organizations that can benefit from the New School of Etiquette.  Do you offer group workshops year round, including summers? We service several public and private organizations in the country. We’re no stranger to hosting super fun dining, leadership and social intelligence classes for PTA fundraisers and/or auctions,  country club events for kids, Girl Scout activities, as well as sessions for debutante galas.   We are happy to customize the perfect program for your needs. One-time only classes or a series of etiquette and social intelligence classes are available.

What can my child expect? Your child can expect an interactive, fun-filled learning environment. There is group instruction, with emphasis on individual attention. We maintain small groups in each class to ensure every student receives the utmost attention. We incorporate role playing and apply real life scenarios with every lesson. Not only does this make learning life skills fun, it engages and promotes leadership, creative and critical thinking skills. We approach each child as an individual. We encourage and empower them to ask questions and challenge them in a nurturing and empowering environment.

How long is each class?  Group classes are 45 minutes, private sessions are 1 hour.

Why can’t I stay for class? In order for each student to fully gain the experience of each class, we want parents “out of sight – out of mind” so students can focus on the task at hand.

How can I be sure my child will retain what they are learning? Retention and comprehension are two key components of our teaching methods, and the foundation of our entire program. Through creative and interactive role play, we develop lasting behavioral habits that will last a lifetime.  Repetition is key.