Local Etiquette Classes? Yes, Please… and Thank You!

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
(630) 848-5000
info@napervilleparks.org
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.

The Etiquette and Leadership Institute of Illinois
Two Wheaton Center, Suite 2007
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
(630) 247-1192
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.

Manners Matter
Lisa Geneser, Director: (312) 953-4515
lisa@mannersmatterllc.com
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.

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Chameleon Academy of Communication and Civility
(312) 319-4040
info@chameleonacademycc.com
Offers individual and group etiquette classes, as well as communication classes for children, adolescents and adults. All classes are on-location only, for ages 6+.

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.

Looking for other ways introduce your kids to culture? Check out our full guide to kids classes!

About the Author

Sara Heiserman
Sara is a small town girl who spent several years as a writer in the big city before heading out to the ‘burbs with her hubby to raise their growing family. Charmed by Lemont’s picturesque landscape and genuine hometown pride, Sara loves that there’s always something fun to do or see nearby with her 5- and 3-year old sons and 1-year old daughter. In warmer months, Sara and her crew enjoy playing on the family farm, splash pad hopping and catching Movies in the Park. In cooler months, she plans lots of play dates to keep everybody sane and indulges her creative spirit, crafting, baking and home decorating.

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