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New student 
Year-round program application form


Congratulations on taking the next step to help your student develop critical thinking, public speaking, and research skills, alongside exploring our world's incredible knowledge. We appreciate that you're here!


There are three parts to this application. 

  1. Please fill out the application below.

  2. Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email to book an interview for the student.

  3. After the interview, you will be provided with the admission decision

Admission Decision

This application is for students new to TDA. If you're a current or past TDA student, please click here!

First Parent Email in Applicatin for confirmaio

Student information 

Student motivation

Report card, transcripts or other information [optional]

At TDA, we understand that report cards can be a source of stress for many students. That’s why we are committed to creating an environment of support and constructive feedback, alongside opportunities for challenge. 

That being said, we would appreciate it if parents and guardians could provide a copy of the student's latest report card. This will give us a better understanding of the student's current academic situation.

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Parent information

Second Parent information

Parent motivation

Choose in-person location or online
Please select from our class options below:
  • Our San Francisco location is close to the Pacific Heights - Marina area.

  • Our Palo Alto location is close to downtown.

  • Online classes are best suited for independent learners, and international students from late high school to the early university level. 

  • After submitting, the parent indicated above will receive a confirmation email.

  • After your application has been reviewed, you will receive an email asking you to book a time for the student interview.

  • Previous TDA students do not require an interview. We know you well by now!

Thank you for submitting your application to our Debate Academy! We appreciate your interest in joining our program and are excited to review your application. You will receive a confirmation email shortly acknowledging receipt of your application. We look forward to learning more about you!

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