The GEM Curriculum
All of GEM’s classes provide instruction aimed at developing respectful relationships and a habit of good manners. Our curriculum is designed to develop a sense of competence and esteem in our students as they learn to navigate real social expectations.
Manners at mealtime are the cornerstone of the GEM program. Table manners will be practiced in formal and informal settings at every class while sharing a meal. Proper utensil use and setting and clearing a table will also be practiced.
Greetings, punctuality, hand shaking, appropriate dress, poise, words of courtesy, and posture.
Polite conversation skills will be role played and practiced at every class.
Classes for 2021-2022
Classes 4,5, and 6 will open for registration by early November. Only students who have completed 3 of 5 classes, may register for the formal dinner of Class 6.
(recommended for grades 4-6) October 19, 2021 (recommended for grades 6-8) October 20, 2021$80 Learn More
(recommended for grades 4-6) November 16, 2021 (recommended for grades 6-8) November 17, 2021$80 Learn More
Registration opened after 1/3/22Prerequisite of at least 3 prior classes required to enroll March 15, 2022 Prerequisite of at least 3 prior classes required to enroll March 16, 2022$90 Learn More
The GEM Difference
Our program for today’s youth will incorporate instruction with role plays, discussion, and practice. Our curriculum focuses on the etiquette of everyday situations as well as special occasions.
Small class sizes enable us to provide the best, most personal instruction. Dinner is served at every class; table manners are taught and practiced in context.
Classes will be held at Mpishi Restaurant on Daniel Island. Directions