Raising kids is tough. Raising polite, confident and well-behaved kids is even tougher. But luckily for us, there are experts in Chicagoland who are willing to help us out. Consider enrolling your child in one of the etiquette training programs below, and you’ll have a little miss (or mister) manners in no time!
Etiquette Classes for Kids in Chicagoland
The Etiquette School of Chicago
Contact the school here.
Offers customized etiquette classes for groups of children ages 7-12 and 13-17. No brick-and-mortar location; clients must provide training site. Click “Classes” on their site to see upcoming classes.
Naperville Park District
Offers Everyday Etiquette program that teaches kids in Grades 2-5 table manners, classroom etiquette, sportsmanship and more. For more information, visit the Naperville Park District website.
Stepping Into Etiquette
Offers onsite etiquette workshops for groups of children as well as customized one-on-one sessions. Quarterly kids’ workshops are also held throughout the Chicago suburbs.
The Etiquette and Leadership Institute of Illinois
Two Wheaton Center, Suite 2007
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Offers age-appropriate etiquette training programs for kids ages four and up with emphasis on leadership skills. Personalized one-on-one, family and group programming is also available.
Lisa Geneser, Director: (312) 953-4515
Whether it is etiquette classes for children or young adults, earning Girl Scouts etiquette badges, or dining tutorials, Manners Matter offers customized classes for children, teens and anyone else interested in enhancing their etiquette skills socially and/or professionally. Classes offered privately or through the Western Springs Recreation Center.
Can’t find an etiquette class near you?
It seems as if etiquette classes are becoming trickier to find! If the above options don’t work for you, we have a couple of suggestions:
- For additional children’s etiquette classes in your area, contact your local park district. Some periodically offer manners or etiquette classes.
- Consider arranging a group of local kids via social media, reserving a community room and booking one of the organizations above.