How to Apply

Registration for the 7th Annual Matthew Harris Ornstein Washington Summer Debate Institute is open now. The institute will run July 26th - August 7st, 2021 (Varsity starts July 19th).


We are likely going online this summer (though we are exploring some hybrid options). 


We are 9 AM - 5 PM and students should generally expect a full day of activities. 

Who can attend?

Any student attending a public or public charter school in: 

  • Washington D.C. 

  • Prince George's County 

  • Eligible* Montgomery County Public Schools

  • 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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