Welcome to The Civility School
Teaching Respect for the Comfort and Convenience of Others
The Civility School offers year-round Modern Manners classes, private social skills instruction, as well as business etiquette and other workshops to both children and adults. Each class follows a developmentally appropriate curriculum created specifically for its age group.
The Civility School’s business and organizational etiquette workshops offer a unique combination of social skills training and protocol instruction that is rarely found in other programs. This provides the participants with a broader and deeper set of skills, which are more easily transferrable to a variety of situations.
The Jefferson Cotillion, presented by The Civility School, offers a traditional cotillion season, where children in sixth through ninth grades benefit from dance instruction, as well as dance floor and dining etiquette, culminating in a parent/child dinner dance.
The goal of The Civility School is to teach social skills, modern social and business etiquette, and traditional manners within a context of empathetic intention. Both children and adults are taught how to make use of their empathetic strengths to understand the effect of their actions on those around them.
This combination of skills learning, coupled with an emotional focus, enables students to literally and figuratively travel “outside their comfort zones” to adjust to different and ever-changing cultural expectations. This is a must in today’s world. The Civility School is conveniently located at 1415 Blue Ridge Road, which is near the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.