How to Apply

Registration for the 6th Annual Matthew Harris Ornstein Washington Summer Debate Institute is open now. The institute will run July 20th - August 1st, 2020. 


We are going online this summer, and are still figuring out our precise daily schedule. Normally, we are 9 AM - 5 PM and students should generally expect a full day of activities. 

Who can attend?

Any student attending: 

  • DCPS School

  • PGCPS School

  • Eligible* MCPS School

  • D.C./Prince George's County Charter School

  • Any student entering 6th grade or older

How much does it cost?

Like all of our programs, the summer institute is 100% free to attend for eligible families and schools.  

Registration Details: 

Applications won't be considered complete unless you complete both the application and the photo release.

We will reserve some seats to ensure a diverse array of partner schools are represented at the summer institute. 

A student from Washington Latin PCS enjoys his lab at the Hill Center

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