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Our trial class is a great way for new students to get a feel for our debate classes and for experienced students to display their skills for placement into one of our more advanced classes.

What debate can do for you
  • Improve a student’s interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Expand knowledge of social and political issues
  • Improve standardized test scores and GPA
  • Increase a student’s college admission chances
  • Develop Skills

    Students hone their debate abilities at the highest levels, and receive valuable feedback from expert judges.

  • Make Friends

    A debate tournament takes teamwork, which equals collaboration and bonding. Our tournament participants make connections all over the country.

  • Win Awards

    Potomac Debate Academy tournament participants win hundreds of awards each year – a well-earned achievement for all their hard work and skill.

Exceptional Results

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2,800+ students
taught this year

Competed in
50+ Debate

& IPPF World

Won 2,000+ Team
Awards including
National Championships

1,000+ Speaker Awards

Potomac students went on to attend

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Reviews & Testimonials

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Debate has been the most vital activity I’ve participated in during my entire life. First and foremost, it has helped me find my voice, then channel it into crucial discussions on modern-day issues. The skills of speaking, research, and respectful discourse are those that I will undoubtedly carry with me in the decades to come.

Carina G.
The University of Pennsylvania

Most importantly, debate gave me confidence as a speaker, which helped greatly not only in interviews but also in almost every facet of academics, from making a good impression on teachers who write recommendations to connecting with professionals, to presenting at science fairs and conferences.

Stanford University

I first joined Potomac Debate Academy expecting to improve my public speaking and argumentation skills. Not only was I able to do that, but I was also able to create lifelong friends and learn many meaningful lessons about how to be a good friend, partner, and teammate.

Austin M
Northwestern Univearsity

Amazing experience both working as a coach and participating in this program, would recommend to everyone!

Vinay Durbhakula

Potomac Oak is a great institution with top-notch coaches and a very welcoming environment! I was able opened up to so many different opportunities and resources and met a great community as well.

Emily Wu

After 3 years on the team, I can surely say that Potomac Debate Academy boasts a great curriculum and even better staff to truly make any student a more confident and educated public speaker.

Eshaan Moorjani