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Our training teaches our Grads how to think like a Household Manager. How to quickly learn an Employer’s Service Standards and Household patterns. We provide the tools to be both hands-on and to manage staff.

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Starkey Store: Browse Our Publications and Online Courses

Enhance your home or career! Visit the Starkey Store for our full lineup of Mrs. Mary Starkey’s publications and our online courses.

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Starkey Placement Services

Nearly 40 years of Placement Expertise! Looking for the ideal candidate for your home? With Starkey’s experience, trust in us to find the perfect Graduate for you.

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The Starkey Brand


Education & Placement

The Starkey International Institute for Household Management brand has been carefully developed and promoted over the last 40 years to stand for quality and to specifically support our Graduates and 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, the 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.

Starkey International Institute for Household Management

Starkey International Institute for Household Management is now almost 40 years strong. Having created service terminology for private homes, patented a service manage system that’s unique to private homes, written nearly 20 textbooks to grow knowledge, and placing 95 percent of our Graduates, we invite all those in private service to receive an education through us. Employers prefer educated professionals in today’s market, so grow our profession by growing your knowledge.

Mrs. Mary Louise Starkey, the “First Lady of Service,” is the primary founder of the United States Household/Estate Management profession, and has been the torchbearer of Private Service for 39 years. As Starkey was the first formal institution for Household Management, we have set the Standard for the industry. Our programs are now imitated, but never duplicated, by other schools in the U.S., 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 level of a master’s degree by our college administrative colleagues. We have focused on quality as opposed to quantity, and have continued to develop a progressive and inspirational curriculum serving a highly varied American marketplace. Our Placement strategies have also been proven to be genuine and highly successful. We look forward to being of service to you.

household-managementAbout Starkey International Institute for Household Management

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 95% success rate.

Our publishing company, Mansion Publishing, has penned 18 Service Management publications for our students and our clientele.

Whats New At Starkey!

It’s been a busy 2021 so far! The global pandemic has not seemed to slow our clients’ needs for exceptional, Starkey trained Household and Estate Managers. We have hosted students for week-long courses and taught others online, while also placing multiple Graduates in excellent positions around the country. Meanwhile, we have readied The Starkey Mansion for many guests by launching on Airbnb this spring, and are trying to be patient until we can welcome our guests in person! Read more about what’s new at Starkey. We have also introduced the Advanced Household Management Program offered here at the the Institute in Denver.

keys-and-crownThe Key

Starkey provides the key that opens doors leading to the Private Service profession and a career in Household Management; it’s where you will 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 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.