About The Program

Welcome to the League of Creative Minds, Academy of Debate & Diplomacy. The League middle school year-round program is meant for our youngest students entering the 6th to 8th grade. The League middle school program draws students who are passionate about learning purely for the sake of learning. This creates an upbeat dynamic classroom environment with a group of students who are motivated to begin a journey into foreign affairs and debate. International issues on the agenda include topics in health, politics, science, economics, technology, peacekeeping, security and conflict resolution. New League delegates are not expected to be experts in the field of foreign policy, but do hold an evident self-motivation to examine issues outside the borders of California, and the United States. Interested applicants should request an application by sending an email to: [email protected]

Completed Application

The application will include:

  • Personal Information
  • Essay Questions
  • Application Fee/Deposit

Observation/Tryout Session

This portion of the application includes coming into the classroom for an academic and social interview.

Observation (tryout) dates for the upcoming 2024-25 League Year:

  • ​Julie will send interested applicants an email with an online private link to the August and September 2024 Observation Dates.

An observation session will last for approximately two hours. Delegates who are unable to attend an observation session on any of the above dates, should contact the League to inquire if other arrangements are possible. If you have any other questions regarding admissions for 2024-25, please send an email to:

[email protected]

Middle School: Year-Round Shadow Dates in 2024-2025

Interested delegates for the upcoming 2024-25 academic school year may shadow on specific dates throughout the current academic school year. All student shadow appointments require a completed shadow application in order to attend a League class. Parents may request a shadow application by emailing [email protected]. Shadows are not permitted during the League summer course sessions held at Stanford University.