If it is safe to do so in summer 2021, Debate LA will offer a boarding option during the Flagship program. Each year, our boarding options fill quickly. Participants enjoy spending the evenings with their peers working on assignments or simply hanging out in the dorms. It is a great way to experience a college dorm while doing something enjoyable. Some of our teachers reside in the dorms as well, and students enjoy having them around. Harvard-Westlake Summer Debate does not have after dinner classes; once returning to the dorms, students have the rest of the day to relax, complete assignments, workout, or spend time with new friends.

Boarding students will stay at the American Jewish University (AJU) near Harvard-Westlake's Upper School Campus. Each day, comfortable buses will shuttle students from AJU to Harvard-Westlake for the debate program. In the evenings, students will return to AJU with plenty of time for dinner and relaxing. Harvard-Westlake hires dorm supervisors who ensure the heath, safety, and well-being of boarders while providing a fun, enjoyable experience at AJU.

Boarding participants will need to complete an additional release form as part of the registration process as well as an information form providing us details about your travel plans to Los Angeles. YOU WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO THE TRAVEL PLANS FORM IN EARLY JUNE. You will also agree to abide by the dorm rules set by Harvard-Westlake and AJU.

Here are some  frequently asked questions about the boarding program: