Debate Classes

Our workshops and regularly scheduled debate classes help students develop mastery of public speaking, critical thinking and discourse. By participating in speech and debate activities, they are able to acquire life skills and leadership qualities that are vital to success in today's highly competitive educational and career environment. Below is a list of our current programs. 

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Famous quotes about competitive debate

​​“Those 4 years in debate were the educational foundation of everything I did. And I don't mean that in some simple form...I'm saying the finest education I got from any of the institutions I attended, the foundation of my mind that I got during those 4 years of competitive policy debate."  

 

John Sexton,

President of New York University

"...I joined the debating team, which was sponsored by Mr. Virgil Parks, our Latin teacher. That's where I developed my speaking skills and learned to think on my feet. At first I was scared to death and had butterflies in my stomach - and to this day I still get a little nervous before giving a speech. But the experience of being on the debating team was crucial. You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your brains won't get you anywhere."

 

Lee Iacocca,

CEO of Chrysler

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 Ages 10 to 17

 Fort Lee | Glen Rock | Ridgewood 

The program is intended to help students organize their thoughts and convey them clearly and effectively. By debating present-day issues, participants develop self-confidence and improve their critical thinking, public speaking, listening and logical reasoning skills. The goal is to enrich the social, intellectual and academic lives of our students through debate.

Our highly effective and affordable workshops are intended for middle and high school students seeking to create a professional image and build executive skills early in their lives. Participants get to learn and extensively practice the fundamentals of public speaking and effective communication skills in various interactive settings. 


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Public Speaking and Intro to Debate

Fort Lee | Glen Rock 

Public Speaking
Debate Classes

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