Bergen Debate Club focuses on helping children develop their critical thinking, persuasive argumentation and public speaking skills. Operating out of Bergen County, New Jersey, we offer in-person and online classes that are designed for students ages 10 and up. With an annual enrollment of 300+ students, Bergen Debate is one of the largest and most accomplished debate academies in the United States. Our coaching staff is comprised of highly qualified and experienced instructors, collectively achieving 53 TOC Bids, numerous NSDA, NCFL, NDCA Nationals Qualifications, and several APDA Championships on the National Circuit, both as competitors and debate coaches.
"Those 4 years in debate were the educational foundation of everything I did. And I don't mean that in some simple form...I'm saying the finest education I got from any of the institutions I attended, the foundation of my mind that I got during those 4 years of competitive policy debate."
-John Sexton, President of New York University (NYU)
Thousands of successful entrepreneurs, global leaders, business executives have greatly benefited from their early mastery of debate and public speaking during their K-12 schooling. Discover why our regularly scheduled classes or specialty workshops have been loved by thousands of families. Help us create the foundation we need to secure a brighter future. For more information about who we are and what we do, please feel free to contact us.