Winter Debate Team Registration Now Open!

Each semester, our students research and write about a current events topic, practice their public speaking skills, and compete in online debate tournaments! The program culminates in an Open-Invitational Debate Tournament where students will have the opportunity to debate against teams from other debate programs across the country!

Optional Add-On: This semester, our debate team students will have the option of attending the Harvard Online Invitational, which will take place Feb 19 - Feb 21 (Presidents Day Weekend) and will be fully online.

Debate Team Membership includes:

- 10 Weekly In-Person Classes (2 hours each)
- 2 Open Invitational Debate Tournaments (8 hours each)
- 5 Bi-Weekly Virtual "Office Hours" for Optional One-on-One Coaching

- Weekly Written Class Updates

- 2 Written Progress Updates
- 6:1 student teacher ratio, guaranteed (Class size of 12 with 2 instructors)
- Students grouped based on age and experience

Age Range

Grades 6 - 8


Wednesday (5-7pm)

Skill Level

Beginner - Advanced (Classes Grouped by Age/Experience)


Classes: Jan 11 - March 18
Tournament: Feb 11 & March 18
View winter calendar here!


791 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


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10 weeks + 2 Saturday Tournaments


$1145 $1245

Use code WINTER for a $100 discount!

Lumos also offers a 5% sibling discount that will be issued as a refund within 48 hours of registration.

Register Now!

6:1 Student Teacher Ratio

We do classes of 10-12 students with 2 instructors per class. We've found that, especially for online coaching, 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.

Private Coaching And Guidance

Throughout each week, students will get edits and advice as they research and write out their speeches. In addition, they'll have a chance to do one-on-one conferences with instructors to work on their tournament preparation. And of course, during our classes, students will have a chance to do speaking activities and practice debates so they can get immediate feedback!

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