Debate and Philosophy

Offering Debate/Discussion and Philosophy courses in middle school supports the development of a future generation of critical thinkers who are able to place their own ideas and actions in a context that extends beyond personal experience or self-interest. We believe that this capacity encourages our students to take personal accountability and a leadership role in shaping the world they live in. In debate and philosophy, students participate in seminar activities related to current events and issues, systems of thought from ancient to contemporary, ethical decision-making, aesthetics, the environment, citizenship, and justice.  Fostering critical thinking skills promotes a stronger sense of self and one’s place in the world.