Fall 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 culminate in an Open-Invitational Debate Tournament where students will have the opportunity to debate against teams from other debate programs across the country!

Debate Team Membership includes:

- 10 Weekly In-Person Classes (2 hours each)
- 2 Open Invitational Debate Tournaments (8 hours)
- 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


Tuesday 6-8pm


221 E 71st Street, New York

Skill Level

Beginner - Advanced


Classes: Oct 1 - Dec 12
Tournaments: Saturday Nov 2 & Dec 14
View Fall Calendar Here!


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10 weeks + 2 Saturday Tournaments


$1145 $1295

Use discount code EARLYBIRD to get a $150 discount for a special price of $1145, available until August 1, 2024

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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