Pace Academy

Debate Team

Our Upper School debate team is open to all students in grades nine through 12. We offer public speaking and debate classes in addition to extracurricular opportunities, and students travel the country to compete in tournaments. In the Middle School, debate is offered as a seventh- and eighth-grade elective course; students participate in four annual local tournaments.


Ensuring the opportunity to participate and succeed in all speech events and debate activities for all interested students;

Creating and providing out-of-the-classroom competitive experiences that educate and prepare students for college and the rest of their lives;

Exposing students to and educating them about national and global issues in order to help them understand the impact these issues have on their lives;

Providing experiences for students to become confident in various speaking environments that will benefit them after debate and well into their chosen professions.