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Why Lexington Debate Institute?

You should pick the best debate program for your child. We think our record of success, nonprofit status, commitment to improvementhigh-quality instruction, and competitive rate make us that program. We've included some information below to help you make up your mind.

A Homegrown Approach. National Success.

The Lexington Debate Institute is run by alumni of the Lexington High School debate team, the only team in the country to win national championships in all three debate formats, with 45 consecutive

sweepstakes state championships. At the Institute, we teach our students with the same energy and rigor that has produced a strong history of success—and former students at the Institute have gone on to win a number of awards, including those above. Take a look at student feedback on their time at the Institute.

People Over Profit.

The Lexington Debate Institute is the only non-profit summer debate program for middle schoolers in the Greater Boston area. Our identity as a non-profit means we put a premium focus on your child's progress. Proceeds go to support the Lexington Debate Team through Backers of Lexington Debate, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are thankful to be housed by Lexington High School and appreciate their support of our program and the high school's debate team.

Always Improving.

We are committed to making our program the best it can be. Every year, we gather feedback and finetune our program, adjusting curriculum and format to continuously improve our content and delivery. Over the years, we've added an advanced curriculum, one week programhalf day program, and term-time club.

Discussions with former students, parents, and the directors of the Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops and the Dartmouth Debate Institute ensure our instruction improves every year. Come see how the most decorated high school debate program in New England learns, competes, and wins.

Qualified Instructors at an Affordable Rate.

We exclusively hire alumni of the Lexington High School debate team, ensuring that every instructor has at least four years of debate experience. Though our program serves as a fundraiser, we are committed to spreading the skills of debate to all students, regardless of financial background. We have a generous financial aid program for students on free/reduced lunch. If you are interested and qualify, mark this on our registration form. Our program is priced competitively with programs across the country. Proceeds go to support the team for travel and competition.

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Homegrown Approach



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