Spartan Scholars

Spartan Scholars

Priced as low as $2500*

June 21, 2020 – August 2, 2020


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Why Choose the Spartan Scholars?

Flexible Schedule - The online instruction allow students to more easily fit debate camp into their busy summer schedules

Affordable - The per week cost of the camp is MUCH more affordable than traditional brick and mortar camps. Students receive over six weeks of instruction priced as low as $2500.

Students who apply before April 5th receive an early application discount of $200 for a total tuition of $2500. Students who apply after the early application deadline will have a tuition of $2700.

Strong Faculty - Students will work with some of the finest high school and college coaches in the country including Bill Batterman, coach at Woodward Academy, Maggie Berthiaume, coach at Woodward Academy, Ben Hagwood, coach at Liberty University, Will Repko, three-time NDT winning coach at Michigan State and Carly Watson, 2010 NDT Champion.

The online platform also allows students to work remotely with a wide array of current and former debate professionals. Students at the 2019 SDI received online instruction and feedback from many former debaters now in the professional space:

-          Michael Horowitz, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania – 2000 NDT Champion

-          Aaron Hardy, National Debate Coaches Association – NDT semi-finalist

-          Alyssa Resar, Research Fellow at Weatherhead Center for International Affairs – multi-year TOC attendee

-          Jack Caporal, associate fellow with the Scholl Chair in International Business at CSIS – multi-year NDT elimination round participant

Individualized Curriculum - Many workshops have moved labs toward a heavy research focus and away from targeted instruction. The online format allow students to move at their own pace with personalized feedback from instructors. The best way to prepare against advanced strategy is to repeatedly simulate debating them and students in the Spartan Scholars will doing speaking activities daily.

Rigorous Instruction - The SDI prides itself on pushing students to develop the tools necessary to work hard at the institute and after. From targeted flowing practice, to high expectation from instructors in lab, students have the opportunity to get the most out of their time participating in the camp.


*Price: as low as $2500 (deposits by April 6th)

$2700 if deposit paid after April 6th