Mars Hill Speech & Debate Club

17800 N Perimeter Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(Club Meeting Location: Scottsdale Bible Church: Mountain Valley Campus)

Mars Hill Speech and Debate's vision is to encourage and equip home-educated students through speech and debate to become effective communicators of the truth, defenders of the faith, and a transforming influence on our culture. We are a parent-run, non-profit organization which meets on Monday evenings from August through April in Scottsdale, Arizona.

For more information, visit our website at or email us


2017-2018 Registration


Please note, we have changed dues from a semester-based to an annual-basis.  Our discount for multiple students has also changed.  Payments made in full by August 28, 2017 receive a 5% discount.


To help with this change in our fee structure, payments may be split in two:  50% due by August 28, 2017 and the remainder due October 30, 2017.


Student Annual Membership Fees

  • 1st Student - $200
  • 2nd Student - $150
  • 3+ Student - $100
  • Juniors $100 (Those students 8 – 12) If your child is less than 12 years old on 10/1/17 they are considered a Junior student.

All fees are non-refundable by August 28, 2017.  Payments may be made by check, cash or PayPal.  Please make checks payable to Mars Hill Speech and Debate Club.  PayPal payments require a 3% surcharge to cover PayPal’s fees.

All Mars Hill families need to also be a member of Stoa, our national affiliate.  The fee for Stoa membership is $55 per family for the year and $30 for families with only junior students. Stoa membership details are provided later in the registration process.

Stoa Membership Fees

Stoa Membership for 2017-18? Our insurance requires all members of Mars Hill to also be members of Stoa USA, our national affiliate. Membership is $55 per year per family ($30 per year for families with only Junior students). See for further information and to complete your Stoa membership registration.


Just as iron sharpens iron, we believe that participating in competitive tournaments propels students to excel in their speaking abilities. Tournaments are where parents see the vision for speech & debate come to life and students become excited about the fruits of their labors.  Knowing this, we highly recommend students participate in tournaments, and require students to compete in at least two during the season. Along with our club and the Tucson club, Kairos, there will be 3 Arizona tournaments.

  • Coyote Kick-Off (Kairos) – TBD
  • Cactus Clash (MHSD) - November 17-18, 2017
  • Camelback Classic (MHSD) – March 15-17, 2018

There are numerous tournaments to choose from throughout the season. The Stoa website calendar provides information on all tournaments in the United States. We strongly encourage at least one out of state tournament as well.

To register, please complete our online registration form by clicking on this link-  

2017-18 MHSD Club Registration