OUR MISSION

TO EMPOWER EACH OF OUR STUDENTS TO FIND THEIR VOICE AND TO HELP THEM DEVELOP THE NECESSARY SKILLS TO EXPRESS IT RESPECTFULLY TO EFFECT POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE WORLD. 

“The wisest advice I can give to persons considering debate as an activity is: ‘participate.’ In my opinion, hour-for-hour, the reward for time spent debating is greater than any other activity available to a student.”
— Thomas F. Hozduk

WINNERS OF THE EAST COAST'S Two NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PARLIAMENTARY TOURNAMENTS

Northfield-Mount Hermon 2017

(1st Place Overall, 1st Place Persuasive Speaking, 2nd Place Interpretive Reading)

Deerfield Parliamentary 2016 (First Place Varsity)

UPENN 2014 & 2016 (Semi-Finalists in 2015)

YALE 2016 (Quarter-Finalists in 2016)

and ...

  • UCONN and Kingswood Oxford Model UN conferences 2016: Best Delegate
  • Global Classrooms International MUN 2016: Honorable Mention for Best Diplomatic Performance in Committee
  • Yale Osterweis: First Place Novice; Third Place Varsity; Speaker awards: Novice - 1,2,5,6,7,9th; Varsity - 1st & 2nd
  • St. Sebastian: First Place Novice Overall
  • McGill High School Invitational Debate: Won the Junior Division
  • Loomis: First Place Advanced Division 2017
  • CDA: First Place Novice Overall; First Place Novice Team
  • Spring 2016 Westfield made a clean sweep winning both the CT State HS and MS Policy Debate Competitions!!!

Some of our winning teams

Westfielders enacting a Model UN simulation at Capital Prep Academy.

 14 Westfielders had the rare opportunity to listen to Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court.  It was a wonderful experience.

14 Westfielders had the rare opportunity to listen to Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court.  It was a wonderful experience.

“By the very act of arguing, you awake a person’s
reason; and once it is awake, who can foresee the
result?”
— C.S. Lewis