Stanford Invitational Tournament

Our summer 2021 schedule is now available and registration is open - sign up to secure a space in your preferred session!  All 2021 programs are planned to be be fully virtual with no in-person component, see our COVID-19 page for more details. 

Middle School Speech

SNFI Middle School programs prepare middle school students for competitive speech and debate in local leagues and prepares them to enter high school level debate events.  The skills honed in SNFI programs aid students in their academic classwork as they prepare for a rigorous pre-college academic track in high school.  Speech and debate hone many of the most imporant skills needed for a successful professional career in the contemporary world: public speaking, research skills, thinking under pressure, and how to apply analytical approaches to complex problems.

Note: we do not accept international students for any of our middle school sessions.


2021 Middle School Speech Staff Members Include:

Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2021 staff

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed and as we have complete biographic information available. Staff listing may not be fully up to date or reflect all hires to date.


2020 Middle School Speech Staff Members Included:


Upcoming Camps

1-Week Middle School Competitive Speech

Our Middle School Speech program teaches students the invaluable skills of presentation and public speaking.  The skills learend in this program will help to prepare students for a career in competitive speech and debate at the middle school or high school level, in addition to a range of widely applicable academic and professional skills.

Note: we do not accept international students for any of our middle school sessions.

2-Week Middle School Competitive Speech Experience

The Stanford National Forensic Institute is again offering a program for middle school speech. This camp will focus both on the style of competitive speech offered at middle schools in the Bay Area, and the transition to high school speech events. This camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of debating, covering material that is similar to that described for the 2-Week Individual Events program, but in a slightly slower "survey" format that is tailored to Middle School stu...