Debate Club
A PTSA sponsored After School Program


Do you consider zoos good or bad for society?
Should school be the full year without the summer off? 

An immersive experience in communicating better about fun and important issues. Students will learn to express themselves; organize their thoughts better; meet other students interested in what they are interested in and discuss interesting ideas.

Climb the Mountain Speech and Debate Foundation is led by Jim Hanson, one of the most successful debate coaches in the nation. He has extensive and award winning experience teaching speech and debate. He works with a highly qualified staff to provide individualized instruction. Their students have won dozens of awards including multiple first places at the middle school tournaments hosted by Seattle University where 240+ students participate from all over the Puget Sound area.


Debate Topics:   Electoral College, Paying College athletes, plus additional topics to be announced.

  •  Classes: Every Wednesday from 5:05 to 6:45 pm
  • Number of online sessions: 7
  • 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24


Tournament and Tuition:

  •  Seattle U Online Tournament:  Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:30 am to 4 pm   (Participation at the tournament is not required but it is recommended)
  • Additional Seattle U Online Tournament Saturday, Jan. 16, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm ($60 additional); only for those who participated in our previous programs
  • Tuition: $185 ($60 additional to do a second tournament)      



 Students who participated in Fall sessions: ( Please note that you should have already received an email from Climb the Mountain with this registration link . No need to register again if you have already registered).   Registration End Date: Dec. 1st for an assured spot; after Dec. 1 through Jan. 3 on a space-available basis


New Students:

Registration start date and end date: December 2 through January 3; space available basis and there are limited spots.


 Additional Program Information: Climb the Mountain Website -



The Debate Club is a PTSA initiative and sponsored by Timberline Middle PTSA
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