Grades 3, 4 & 5
Our Middles kids are at that great age where they still want to have fun with friends but are ready to take on complex and nuanced topics. We’ll of course continue to embed silliness and play in our learning environments, but our conversations will nudge us to cultivate important developmental skills - like self-awareness, interpersonal skills, and values formation. And rather than teach your child how to debate, our real aim is to help your child develop a better sense of self in relation to others while solving problems and exploring ideas and opinions we may or may not share with one another.
6 to 8
Friends per Class
Once or Twice
Our one and two day classes - the DiF Minis - expose your child to bite-sized, age appropriate topics like entrepreneurship, party politics, and global rights while employing skills like public speaking and perspective-taking. Our Multi-Week classes layer in more skills to meet more developmental milestones, and the silly factor ramps up. Either way, we have a class for you.
While all our Middles classes are Virtual (for now!), our teachers are phenomenal at helping kids stay focused while having fun. We’ll take tons of Wiggle Breaks to keep us moving, and we’ll prove that Zoom time can actually be enjoyable. At Debate it Forward, we adamantly believe that it’s never too early to ‘learn how to learn,’ and we’d love to have the chance to work and play with your kiddo.
Upcoming Middles Classes
If Pricing is a Concern...
Here are two ways to meet you where you are!
The DiF-Ferral Program
You tell a friend about DIF, and let them know you’ll both get a discount if they sign up. When they insert your name on our registration form, we’ll issue you both a discount. And the more people that reference you, the more you save:
Refer 1-3 Friends - You'll get a 50% discount and your referrals will each receive a 20% discount.
Refer 4+ Friends - You'll get a 100% (full) discount and your referrals will each receive a 20% discount.
Flexible Pricing Deposit - Our Flexible Pricing program allows parents who have difficulty paying full price to pay what they can. This Deposit option allows you to make a small down payment to secure your child’s spot in your selected DiF program. We’ll then follow up with you to discuss your need, validate it, and then work out what you’re able to pay.