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Information Sessions


Spring Session 2024

Join LDI for our 2024 Spring Institute! Learn from experienced high school debaters about persuasive speaking, argument construction, effective research, and so much more. The Institute will run on Wednesday's from March 6th through May 29th. Classes will be held at Lexington High School from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 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. Students have the option to attend for just one month, two months, or all three. 

New this Spring, we are also offering an advanced, online continuation of prior curriculum. This session will be held on Tuesdays from March 5th through May 29th and will be hosted through Zoom from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. We encourage returning students to signup for this session, as it will offer a greater chance to explore the nuances and intricacies of Public Forum Debate. 

The Institute

The Summer Institute

The Summer Institute is a one to two week debate camp that emphasizes research skills, critical thinking, and public speaking. Campers will have the opportunity to research, write cases, and have full practice debates. In the second week, there will be an onsite tournament for the kids to participate in and learn from! Sessions will run through all of July and the first two weeks of August and be hosted at Lexington High School. This two week 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.

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

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.

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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

February 19th 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. -

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

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