The environment at Elite Prep inspires a higher standard of education that pushes students to be enthusiastic, intellectual, and curious.

Sharon L. – Stanford University



What is Debate? Debate is an argumentative competition that requires competing individuals or groups to employ eloquent arguments supported by sound evidence. Students who are involved in debate learn valuable skills, including researching, creating cohesive arguments, and public speaking — all directly applicable and relevant to virtually any academic or professional field.

What is Speech? Speech is similar to debate, but unlike its counterpart, focuses more on efficiency of content delivery. In speech, students prepare and organize their research, primarily focusing on the techniques employed in the speech, learning to use body language, articulation, speed, and tone to communicate more in an engaging and effective manner.

Elite Speech & Debate Programs

With programs designed for students in grades 4–12, Elite Speech & Debate helps students learn to speak with authority, make powerful arguments, and express themselves with clarity and eloquence. 

Elite Prep is a member of the National Forensics League (NFL) and the National Junior Forensics League (NJFL), the National Speech and Debate Association’s premier honor societies. Membership in these societies allows Elite students to take part in official speech and debate competitions and allows Elite to grant students Merit Points for participating in speech and debate activities, which may be used to attain the coveted “All-American” status.

Interested in learning more about Elite Speech & Debate? Contact your local Elite branch today to find out how you can attend a Speech & Debate orientation.


Expert Coaches

All Elite Speech & Debate coaches have extensive training in the field of speech and debate, offering students the individual attention and experience they need to succeed in any public forum.


Proven Results

Since opening our doors in 1987, Elite Prep has helped tens of thousands of students reach their academic goals. We know there’s no limit to your student’s potential, and we’re here to help them realize it.


More Than Tutoring

We believe that success comes from great teaching, regular counseling, and an excellent curriculum, and our coaches and counselors strive to instill a passion for learning in all of our students.

Ready to find out if the Speech & Debate program is for you?

We offer Speech & Debate programs to fit your timeline, budget, and goals. Contact your local Elite branch to schedule a free consultation!