Summer Programs

Debate: Beginner

Course Description

This course is designed for students interested in the skills necessary for joining the Sierra Canyon Debate Team, but may be taken by those who are interested in finding out what this enormously beneficial program is all about. Sierra Canyon's Debate Team is one of the only high school debate teams in the country to compete in both national and international debate events throughout the year. Accolades include the Winner of the 2021 Parliamentary National Championship, and the European Parliamentary Debate Championship. The course will include training in the fundamentals of the debate format, strategy, argumentation theory and practice, and public speaking. It is also appropriate for less experienced members of the team or those new to debating and would like to continue their engagement with the program.

Should you have any questions about the session, please reach out to Mr. Jake Meany, Speech and Debate Coach, at

Dates & Cost

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  • Debate (Beginner) : $400

    • August 2 - August 6
    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
      (Please note: the course will only be offered during one of these times. The majority of sign-ups will dictate the two-hour period.)
    • Novices 7th-12th Grade Speech and Debate Students
Lower School: 11052 Independence Avenue
Middle and Upper School: 20801 Rinaldi Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311  | 818.882.8121
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.