National Speech & Debate Awards

University School received a "School of Excellence in Debate" award at the 2020 National Speech & Debate Association virtual tournament! The honor is awarded to the top 20 schools in the country in debate.

In addition:

  • Nehal Chigurupati '20 finished 5th in the nation in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
  • Brady Condon '21 finished 16th, of almost 250 competitors, in International Extemporaneous Speech.
  • Dev Peyrat '22 advanced to round 9 of the tournament in Lincoln-Douglas Debate finishing in the top 70 out of about 270 debaters.
  • Sai Karnati '20 competed in World Schools Debate with a team from Cleveland. His team advanced to the round of 32 at the tournament.
Congratulations to our competitors and their coaches!
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Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9-12
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves 840 boys in Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.