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Welcome to Lady Blossoms Finishing School for Girls

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Lady Blossoms online. Since its conception in 2011, I for one am proud of how well our program has transitioned to present day, while continuing to evolve with our fast paced technology. The School is equally proud to remain steadfast in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) based activities in which students are both nudged and nurtured. To that end, we allocate a great deal of time and resources in creating a curriculum that moves with the eb and flow of modern technology and self preserved excellence.

I encourage you to "play full out" and be open to the experiences we will all embark on together. The lessons learned here will cover you and carry you around the world, or wherever you decide to offer your leadership.

Lady Blossoms has an amazing program to offer, and I'm excited to share it near and worldwide. #GoLadyBeetles

Karen Kennedy

Founder and Head of School

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Lady Blossoms Finishing School for Girls

interactive online etiquette school is lauded for the astute analysis of social refinement and leadership qualities based in a world of technology. We meet girls exactly where they are and support in their development through the most important years of their life: their childhood. Our cutting edge curriculum boldly redefines the look and feel of an etiquette school... and revolutionizes this genre to what is most important in developing women leaders of the 21st century. We bridge the fundamentals of social standards and norms, individuality, communication skills, and leadership skills in an online school created especially for them.

Founded in 2011, Lady Blossoms Finishing School for girls.

Experience what it's like to be a college student for seven transformative weeks. You'll get a true taste of college life as you thrive in an academically rigorous environment and engage with fellow high school and college students in and out of the classroom. 


Application for the seven-week Secondary School Program is now open! 
Join us in 2021 from June 19 to August 6​.



Experiencing Harvard SSP has resulted in friendships that I still actively maintain today, built my confidence for college and beyond, and especially helped me feel confident in my choice of major." - Andrew Emanuel, SSP 2017

Explore new areas of interest. Delve into something new as you try a subject not offered at your high school or discover a potential major. Choose from over 200 college courses taught by world-class scholars while earning college credit. 

Create new connections. Enjoy the perspective that comes from connecting with a diverse group of peers as you engage in intellectual debate and explore new activities together.

Prepare for your future. Learn the independence and the confidence that comes from successfully navigating a healthy balance between coursework, extracurricular activities, and new friends.

We'll release details on course offerings throughout the coming months.



The MIT community is driven by a shared purpose: to make a better world through education, research, and innovation. We are fun and quirky, elite but not elitist, inventive and artistic, obsessed with numbers, and welcoming to talented people regardless of where they come from.

MIT’s primary purposes are teaching and research with relevance to the practical world and transforming society for the better. To that end, we seek the best possible community of scholars (and humans) who will contribute to MIT and the world.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship. 

The Institute furthers its commitment to improving education worldwide by offering courses that embody the inventiveness, openness, rigor and quality that are hallmarks of MIT.


Not your grandma's etiquette school...

Our mission is simple: Cultivate girls to be the most well rounded women of the 21st century. Lady Blossoms Finishing School for Girls is the paradigm where yesterday’s values and standards meet modern day education and technology. We don’t choose one over the other: we gracefully master both. 

A Place of Advancement, Exploration, Innovation, Expression and Dialogue

Classes Forming

Enrollment for Spring 2012

begins January 11, 2021

A Place of Advancement, Exploration, Innovation, Expression and Dialogue

In each of our 4 Pillars of Excellence, Blossoms are able to earn patches, pins, medals, and special awards of recognition. 

Students earn patches that exemplify their dedication to the program, commitment to our 4 pillars of Excellence, compassion for fellow students, and exhibit leadership amongst their peers and in the community.


Lady Blossoms Finishing School for Girls takes pride in our 4 Pillars of Excellence:

  • ATTITUDE: (Philosophy, Character Traits and Mental Heath)

  • Presentation: (Perception, Style, Health and Fitness)

  • CONFIDENCE: (Competence, Poise, and Self-Reliance)

  • SISTERHOOD: (Relationships, Friendships and Community Advocacy)

Our program creates a safe, all inclusive environment where girls feel safe to learn, grow, and develop themselves, all while building bonds in the community, and with each other. T

In 2011, Lady Blossoms Finishing School for Girls was established as an independent educational institution in response to an increasingly technology driven world. Over the years, Lady Blossoms has built the most in depth etiquette school with kinship of tradition values and standards to social and business leadership, and guiding girls through every stage of their development as a young lady.

Our Founder and President Karen Kennedy

Karen Kennedy, an etiquette coach and professional speaker, is the Founder and Executive Director of Lady Blossoms Finishing School for Girls -- the nation's first modern day etiquette school with activities rooted in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

As Executive Director, Ms. Kennedy oversees the operations of the business. Since its beginning, Karen has been the facilitator of instruction, empowering groups of youth and adults in and outside of Northern California. Her ongoing efforts demonstrate an unyielding commitment to girls has resulted in the development to this cutting edge curriculum of etiquette.

Karen has been a champion for women and girls since the late 1990’s. It was then she helped pioneer the Teen Advocacy Program at a local shelter for victims of domestic violence. She led talks to local high school students about abuse in teenage relationships and how teens can empower themselves out of these unhealthy entanglements.  


Karen Kennedy is a two time author of the leading etiquette book Socially Smart and Savvy and #1 best seller Succeeding in Spite of Everything. She started her first business, Lady Blossoms in 2011. By 2013 her business quickly evolved to her namesake Karen Kennedy Worldwide and Lady Blossoms Finishing School for Girls has become the Bay Area’s premier etiquette school for girls.  


As a motivator and role model, Kennedy has a relatable connection with her audience that comes from her own personal story of being a young mother growing up in Oakland, California and starting her own business after a divorce. In addition to being a highly sought after speaker and entrepreneur, Karen is a mother of three amazing girls. The oldest girl attends the #1 ranked school in the country, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her middle daughter is a high school honors student and celebrated clarinetist, and the little one is a superstar in elementary. Currently Karen is working on her next book, How Divorced Parents Can Send Their Daughter to Ivy League Schools. 


Partners and

Past Clients


Lady Blossoms Finishing School for Girls couldn't do what we do without the support of our partners and clients. Together, we have positively impacted the lives of girls and young ladies across the country since 2011. We appreciate every parent, educator, and organization who has trusted Lady Blossoms with educating their student. 

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