Programs

Summer Session 2022

The summer session of LDI focuses on strategic argumentation, persuasive rhetoric, philosophy, and more. Students will receive in-depth instruction about the intricacies of high level debate. The second week of our sessions offers a camp-wide tournament where students can show off their new skills in an exciting and competitive environment. 

Join LDI for our 2022 Summer Institute! Learn from experienced high school debaters about persuasive speaking, argument construction, effective research, and so much more. The Institute will run from July through the second week of August. Classes are held in two-week blocks, with the option of signing up for either one or two weeks and either a half-day or full-day program. Classes will be held in person at Lexington High School in accordance with COVID guidelines. This session is open to students who are beginning debate as well as students with prior experience who want to advance their skills. 

FALL SESSSION 2022

Join LDI for our 2022 Fall Session! Learn from experienced high school debaters about persuasive speaking, argument construction, effective research, and so much more. This session will run from October through December on Tuesdays online from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays in-person from 3:45-5:45 p.m. Wednesday classes will held at Lexington High School with accordance to COVID guidelines and Tuesday classes will be held on Zoom. This session is open to students who are just beginning debate as well as students with experience who want to advance their skills. Students have the option to attend for just one month, two months, or all three.

Pricing

1 month: $300

2 months: $575

3 months: $800

The Fall Institute

Attend the Lexington Debate Institute from March 3rd to May 26th, from 3:30pm-5:30pm at Lexington High school on Thursdays, or from March 1st to May 24th from 3:30pm-5:30pm on Tuesdays online. This three month program will allow us to go in depth into reasoning skills, hone philosophical knowledge and allow us to have many practice debates with feedback from our qualified judges.

The one or two month programs will run within the timeframe of the three month program. This shortened program emphasizes argumentative reasoning and presentation skills. Students will participate in full-length debates, as well as interactive discussions and a suite of fun exercises to practice and hone skills.

In each session, experienced students will enjoy an advanced curriculum with high school-level theory, argumentative techniques, and additional debates.

 

On Tuesdays, we will hold our program online (just as we did last year, with positive student feedback). Depending on safety and the progression of the virus, we may have a few select in-person programming events, optional for students to attend. If we do hold in-person events, they will be onsite at Lexington High School.

 

On Wednesdays, we will hold our program in person. We will follow Massachusetts Department of Health guidelines, exceeding CDC standards. The safety of our program hinges on adherence to these guidelines. Our commitment to health comes first, and we will revise logistics if necessary to maintain student safety.

Please email us with any questions at lexdebateinstitute@gmail.com.

Information Sessions

Though we heartily recommend our Institute, we understand the gravity of the decision for how your child spends their time. That's why we'll be hosting multiple information sessions in the coming months, so you and your child have a chance to see what the Institute would be like, and make sure it is the right choice for you. We won't be able to get into the depth of instruction that we'll guarantee over the spring, but hopefully it will help you and your child get an idea of what we aim to achieve by the end of the Institute.

Dates, Times, locations

DATE TBD - Zoom Link TBD

Check back soon for additional dates/times! Below, sign up to attend a session or get notifications as new times are announced: