Learn Debate in a Fun, welcoming, Environment!

Congressional Debate is a one-week intensive program where students will research and debate topics emulating the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Students will learn how to read legislation, conduct research, write persuasive speeches on potential policy, cross examine their peers, and adhere to basic parliamentary procedure. Your child will also get extensive practice public speaking to improve their confidence, projection, tone, and poise.

The week will conclude with a mock legislative session. This program is a great opportunity for students interested in current events. Our friendly, high-energy instructors will work to challenge each student and build their confidence in public speaking and debate skills!

Click here to see our full set of In-Person Summer programs for Grades 4-10!

Age Range

12-15 Years Old


9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level

Intermediate - Advanced


July 8 - July 12


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1 week


$990 $1075

Use discount code JNSIP1 to get a $85 discount for a special price of $990, available until June 30, 2024.

Bring a friend! If both friends register we'll provide a $25 referral discount to both families (issued as a refund after registration is complete)!

Sibling discount is now 5% of paid tuition per child and will be issued as a refund once registration is complete.

6:1 Student Teacher Ratio

We group our students by age and experience into classes of twelve with two teachers per class. Having a small class size is absolutely critical for making sure that every student gets to speak - even our shy or more reluctant students. The 6:1 student teacher ratio also means that our instructors really get to know each child's strengths and weaknesses and provide targeted coaching throughout the week.

Build Confidence through Practice!

At school, public speaking can be scary, intimidating, and high pressure. At Lumos, we take the exact opposite approach. We want public speaking to be fun, easy, and familiar. We incorporate lots of fun speaking games and activities into the curriculum so students can really have fun as they practice public speaking. Lumos provides a low-pressure environment, where your child has the space to experiment and really find their own unique voice!

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