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Finishing school

A finishing school is a private school for girls that emphasizes cultural studies and prepares students especially for social activities. The name reflects that it follows ordinary school and is intended to complete the educational experience. It is usually a one- or two-year program.

A finishing school focuses on developing a range of academic and social skills. Programs typically includes subjects such as languages and communication, interpersonal and social skills.

Switzerland is noted for its regarded private finishing schools as well as traditional boarding schools such as Institute Le Rosey and Institut Alpin Videmanette.

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The following are examples of finishing schools for young women: