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International Finishing School

A Contemporary Finishing School for Today’s Elegant Global Citizen


Traditional Swiss and European Finishing Schools of yesteryear have long provided young ladies an irreproachable foundation in all aspects of social etiquette, entertaining and lifestyle appreciation, whilst men had the support of social training through The Grand Tour. As women transitioned from the dining room to the board room, most of the traditional feminine institutions closed, leaving both women and men to learn 'it' on their own. In place, Minding Manners was the first institution worldwide to introduce a contemporary Finishing School in a modular format addressing the needs of today’s women and men. Needs that:


  • include social etiquette, business etiquette, protocol and culture;

  • respect the busy schedule of a demanding lifestyle;

  • allow an "it’s never too late to learn" approach;

  • are international in scope;

  • are accessible in an exclusive central London location (and since 2024, a residential programme in France).

Browse our four key programmes below, or contact us to arrange a bespoke programme tailored to your specific goals.



The Finishing Touch®

The Finishing Touch™ is a revolutionary international social etiquette programme that allows you the flexibility of selecting one or two modules per day, or an entire course of ten modules over one week.

This is our key programme and is offered in London on a quarterly basis. Visit the Programme Schedule for the next available session.

A World of Discovery

Replace the mystery and unknown with confidence and sophistication…whilst having the time of your life on a four-day adventure around the world.

This is an advanced programme, taking the traditional study of western social etiquette to the next level, embracing dynamic cultures and lifestyles around the world.

The Personal Touch

Adding a personal touch to all that you do is indeed an art. Discover how to brand yourself as elegant and sophisticated by leaving your personal mark of distinction on every thing you touch. 


From gift wrapping to floral arranging, the difference is in the details. 


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The French Touch®


NEW FOR 2024! Experience an authentic French lifestyle with our residential programme at Le Manoir, in southwest France.  With The French Touch®, you will immerse yourself in the culture, etiquette and cuisine of France while residing in our charming 18th century Manor House. Our immersive programme includes international savoir-vivre classes, cultural excursions and gastronomic meals prepared by our talented French chef, all in the tranquil surroundings of a retreat-style atmosphere.  

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