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 500+ students participate from all over the Puget Sound area. 


  • Online Classes using Zoom: Weekly Oct. 6 - Nov. 17, from 5:15pm to 7:00pm 
  • Registration for returning students: Aug 25 – Sept. 12, 2021 


Tournament and Tuition: 

  • Seattle U Online Tournament:  Saturday, Nov. 20 or Nov. 21 from 8:00am - 5:30pm (Participation at the tournament is not required but is recommended) 
  • Tuition: $211.00     



Students who have participated in previous sessions should have already received an email from Climb the Mountain with the registration and payment links.  

New Student registration - Click here - There are 2 forms to complete for registration


Additional Program Information: Climb the Mountain Website -