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  • stuffed animalsThe Finishing School has over 35 years of teaching the basic principles of cooking, sewing and life skills to children and adults. We have an established program that provides an outstanding place for learning these valuable home living skills. Hundreds of youth as well as adults have been privileged to receive instruction at the school and have experienced the opportunity to develop creativity and confidence in their talents.

    bagsWe believe in strengthening the family through developing these home living skills. We offer a world of possibilities at your fingertips. The teachers at The Finishing School are very kind and patient, making sure each student has a positive and educational experience.

    We are passionate about the homemaking skills. Our goal at The Finishing School is to give our students the ability to be successful and confident.

    party2Youth classes in cooking and sewing instruction are offered year round. We have teachers who specialize in each area of interest. We also offer adult cooking and sewing classes, themed children’s birthday parties, and other group activities. Our sewing and cooking classes are “hands-on” giving the students the opportunity to create fun and useful sewing projects, and yummy food and holiday treats. Students thrive in this creative and positive environment as they learn these valuable skills.

    Come and try The Finishing School, you'll love it!

  • It all started 11 years ago with two sisters from Highland, Utah. Melissa Watts and Amy Wells treasured the friendships they made and the art they created whenever they got together to sew. They wanted to share their love of sewing and inspire others to discover the lifelong value and pure joy of their "hobby". Focusing on task management, creative design and skill building project completion, students will learn valuable skills and build self-esteem. The Finishing School will ignite creativity, instill confidence, and make lasting memories for your child.

  • For 30 years, The Finishing School has gained a reputation for providing an outstanding place for learning homemaking skills. Hundreds of youth, as well as adults, have been privileged to receive instruction at The Finishing School.

    In late 2006, owner and founder, Sue Hess Fenton, was able to fulfill her vision of expanding the curriculum to include cooking and life skills classes after finding the perfect spot to relocate the school to Holladay in an original pioneer home.

    The Finishing School continues the tradition of offering highly skilled teacher-specialists in each area of interest. Youth Classes are offered year-round. Hour-long children's classes in sewing and cooking/life skills are available weekdays after school and on Saturday mornings during the school year. During the summer months, a ten-week-long Summer Session runs from mid-June through mid-August.

    History and charm abound, making The Finishing School the perfect place to host Private Themed Children's Birthday Parties. The School also provides Youth Group Activity Nights to church and community groups. Adult Sewing and Cooking Classes are also offered, with classes from beginning to advanced levels.

  • In the heart of NOVA, the Finishing School has gained a reputation for providing an outstanding place for learning sewing skills. Many children and adults have been privileged to receive instruction at The Finishing School, specifically located in Falls Church, Virginia.

    Classes are offered all year. During the school year, hour-long children's classes are available in the afternoons on weekdays and on Saturday mornings. Day camps during holidays and trial classes are also an option.

    During the summer months, a ten-week-long session runs from the end of June through the end of August. There are weekly camps available for five days a week as well during this time.

    Mother/Daughter session are scheduled on Saturday afternoons, while birthday parties are scheduled for Sunday afternoons.

    Students will thrive in a positive, social and creative environment. Students learn the basics of machine sewing, serging and understanding patterns. They will make fun and useful projects including: shorts, aprons, oven mitts, dresses, skirts, tops, pajamas, bath robes, bags, holiday decorations, pillows and quilts just to name a few!

    The class structure allows new students to join at any time!

    A variety of Adult sewing classes are also offered, from beginning to advanced levels. Choose from our collection or bring your own. Sign up for a series or one class at a time

Mission Statement
The Finishing School teaches cooking and sewing classes to boys and girls of all ages. In our “hands on” approach to learning we create a fun, personal and creative experience that will teach students the basic home making and life skills we all need. We love teaching your children and are committed to giving each one an exceptional learning experience.