Our training teaches our Grads how to "think" like a Household Manager. How to quickly learn Employer's Service Standards and Household patterns. Tools to be both hands-on, and for managing staff.
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The Starkey International Brand


Education & Placement

The Starkey International Brand  “Starkey Brand” has been carefully developed and promoted over the last 38 years to stand for quality and to specifically support our Graduates and those Principals that hire our Graduates. Starkey has been featured as the Harvard of Private Service on  TV networks, in Publications, and other media for many years. Our Starkey Brand and Crest is well-known throughout the industry in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, Europe and Asia as setting the Standard for Private Service. It is our commitment to creating a growing profession and knowledge that brings great value and expertise.

mary-starkey-educationStarkey International Institute for Household Management

Mrs. Mary Louise Starkey is the primary  founder  of the U.S. household /estate management profession, and has been the torchbearer of Private Service for over 38 years.  She is referred to as the “First Lady of Service”!  As Starkey International was the first Institute for Household Management, we have Set the Standard for the industry!  Our programs are now imitated, but never duplicated, by other schools in the USA, Canada, and Europe

Our educational courses and placement expertise have been fine tuned over many years, thereby proving our commitment to the Service Management Profession.  We are considered a hybrid of sophisticated education in Household and Service Management.  We have been positioned at the Master’s Degree level of education by our college administrative colleagues.  We have focused on quality as opposed to quantity, and have continued to develop progressive and inspirational curriculums  serving a highly varied American marketplace.  Our Placement  strategies have also been proven to be genuine and highly successful.  We have published multiple text books, including our 704 page Original Guide to Private Service Management and others for both our Clientele and our Students, and patented our own Service  Management  System,  Our “state of the art" , StarkeyHQ Service Management Software is currently being upgraded.

household-managementAbout Starkey International

We are a highly sophisticated Service Management education corporation teaching the art form of Private Service.  We are also a seasoned Placement Corporation, placing our new and veteran Service Graduates with a 90% success rate.

Our Publishing Company, Mansion Publishing has penned 18  Service Management Publications for our Students and our Employer Clientele.

Whats New At Starkey!

It's been a busy 2019 so far, with the launch of the new online school offering, to new windows, redone floors, new window and floor treatments - it's been a busy year!  read more about what's new at Starkey!

keys-and-crownThe Key

Starkey International provides the key that opens doors leading to the Private Service profession and a career in Household Management; and to experience "Service as an Expertise." Whether you want to enter the profession as a Household Manager, Estate Manager, Private Chef or Butler; or are looking for professional Household Management staff, Starkey International can "Make a Difference" in your life!

The Starkey Mission

To create a world-class Private Service industry in which Private Service Management is seen as an art form; continuing education and growth are valued; and standards of professionalism are recognized, honored and fortified.

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