Our Schools

The WUDL partners with more than 40 schools across D.C. and neighboring Maryland, so partnering with the WUDL easy, free, and fully sanctioned. 


Schools identify a teacher to serve as the primary coach of the debate team and recruit students. The teacher receives a stipend, plus all of the training, evidence, curriculum, and expert assistance you need to be successful. We offer monthly training sessions during our tournaments so coaches can improve their skills.

These schools are already part of the WUDL Community
  • ​Alice Deal Middle School

  • Anacostia High School

  • Ballou High School

  • Bard Early College High School


  • Benjamin Banneker High School

  • Benjamin Tasker Middle School

  • Bowie High School

  • Browne Education Campus

  • Capital City PCS

  • Capital Hill Montessori

  • Capital Village PCS

  • Cardozo Education Campus

  • Charles Flowers High School

  • Center City -- Brightwood PCS 

  • Cesar Chavez PCS 


  • College Park Academy

  • Columbia Heights Education Campus

  • Coolidge High School

  • Creative Minds PCS

  • DC International School PCS

  • DC Prep - Edgewood PCS

  • Dunbar High School

  • DuVal High School

  • Eastern High School 

  • EL Haynes Middle School PCS

  • EL Haynes High School PCS

  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School

  • Fredrick Douglas High School
  • Friendship Collegiate Academy PCS

  • Friendship Tech PCS

  • Friendship Woodridge PCS

  • Girls Global Academy

  • Hardy Middle School 

  • Ida B. Wells Middle School

  • Inspired Teaching Demonstration School PCS

  • Jefferson Academy
  • Kelly Miller Middle School
  • KIPP Will Academy  
  • Luke C. Moore High School

  • Montgomery Village Middle School

  • Northwestern High School

  • Oyster Adams Middle School

  • Paul PCS

  • Phelps ACE High School

  • Richard Wright PCS

  • School Without Walls Francis Stevens

  • School Without Walls High School

  • Social Justice School

  • Statesman Academy

  • Stuart Hobson Middle School

  • Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS

  • Two Rivers PCS

  • Washington Latin PCS

  • Wilson High School

DuVal's Romualdo and Shiekh-Issa display their first place trophies at Greenbelt Middle School in March 2019

Capital City's Clarke Dickens and Fredrick Douglass's Marques Anderson with their trophies at Columbia Heights in November 2018

Are you a teacher or administrator interested in learning more about joining the Washington Urban Debate League? 

Email David.Trigaux@urbandebate.org to learn more about starting a program at your school.