Our Mission

Teaching civil behaviors while developing professional young adults. Unlike "Social Cotillions" which give teen dances, we prepare students for interviews and teach social skills for successful adults. It is coaching unavailable in schools, sports, scout or religious programs.

We warmly welcome children of all families.

NOTE: All places for Year 1 boys have been taken. Many places remain OPEN for girls at St Anne’s Episcopal Sunday evening.

About Us

Leslie McBee

Executive Director

Raised and educated in Virginia, Leslie was transferred as a corporate executive to Atlanta. She later taught gifted classes in middle school. For the past 20 years, she has taught unique lessons for students to employ mature adult behaviors and professional skills. Over 15,000 students have been trained from 58 Atlanta private and public schools.

Teaching Assistants: Leslie Gillard, Kim Cody & Hostess: Louise Hughes

Some of our High School assistants

Locations

Class Locations:
Oak Grove United Methodist Church
1722 Oak Grove Rd., Decatur, GA 30033

St. Anne's Episcopal Church
3098 Saint Anne's Lane NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Special Events and advanced classes
Piedmont Driving Club
1215 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Druid Hills Golf Club
740 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30307
Capitol City Club
53 W. Brookhaven Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

Special Events & Balls

Curriculum

North Atlanta Professional Prep emphasizes the development of civility and professional social skills, through a carefully crafted series of lessons. Unlike social "cotillions", we limit dance instruction to emphasize adult civility and professional protocols. Using popular music, a few dances are taught for social confidence.

1
Beginning Skills
For sixth and seventh grades
  • Physical "presence" meeting others
  • Basics of Conversation
  • Confident eye contact, posture
  • Perfect "five point" handshake
  • Tying a man’s tie: boutonnieres and corsages
  • RSVPs and Thank you notes
  • Basic Dining Rules and procedures
  • Social Receptions and buffet rules
  • Cell phones and social media
  • Specific actions of showing respect
  • Box step, Swing, Latin basic steps, Cupid Shuffle
2
Intermediate Skills
For Seventh and eighth grades
  • Research and other preparation for interviews
  • Interview Q/A with "live" practice
  • Coaching for individual interviews
  • Proper Dress for every occasion; 5 levels for dress
  • Formal Dining Protocol through 5 course meal
  • Networking, advanced conversation
  • Host and Guest duties
  • Respectful Dating protocols
  • Adult formal Ball; "Evening in Paris"

Testimonials

I read your web page with a fine tooth comb, and saw many comments about how students loved the program. Frankly, I did not believe that part but registered for the program anyway. I was astounded when my son got into the car after the first lesson and said he loved it.
Thank you so much for your great work with our children this year. I saw a noticeable difference in my son's social skills -- especially his willingness to greet adults, shake hands, and make proper introductions when his grandparents were visit-ing. Very impressive.

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North Atlanta Professional Prep warmly welcomes children from all schools and every family.