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Learn about our debate program!

Public speaking & logical reasoning skills

Debate allows students the opportunity to improve on a wide variety of skills, including interpersonal communication, critical thinking, research and writing, as well as many others.

Better standardized-test scores

Studies also show that students engaged in debate do better on standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT. 

Stronger academic performance

Studies show that students who participate in debate have, on average, higher grades at school. 

Higher college admission chances

Colleges love to see debate on students' applications! It shows that the applicant is passionate about something outside of school, has strong public speaking skills, and well versed in current events.

Harvard Debate Tournament, February 14th 2020

Here is a flashback of our latest tournament at Harvard University. Our kids did spectacular and had a great time! 

Our middle school team shredding through their competition!

The Varsity team captain's speeches at the end of the tournament.

 Grateful for the time spent together and looking forward to the future! 

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