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Debate Club


Our after-school debate program teaches participants to reason their point of view, incorporate evidence, and learn the techniques that can turn them into outstanding debaters and presenters. Students review the structure and organization of the formal debate, select and research topics, and prepare arguments to present in the Parliamentary, Public Forum, LD or Policy debate format. In addition to regular debates in the classroom, at the end of each semester, students get to showcase their mastery of speech and persuasion at the North Jersey Debate Tournament, in front of their fellow debaters, judges, parents, and friends. The curriculum of this program is intended to equip the students with the ability to structure arguments, research evidence, deliver speeches and refute opponents. It also prepares them to give outstanding speeches in class, participate in school elections, and join their high school Debate or Model United Nations teams.​

Debate Classes