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!
The team that finished 1st in Harvard's Middle School Competition!
The Varsity team captains' speeches at the end of the tournament.
Potomac Debate is not just an extracurricular activity. It's a lifestyle.