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Learn about ModernBrain's steps to succeed in speech and school.

FIRST, build confidence with our communication classes.

Unlock your full potential with ModernBrain's dynamic communication classes for K-12 students.

From private lessons to engaging group classes, we offer a diverse range of courses designed to boost confidence. Our curriculum is thoughtfully structured into foundational courses for beginners, specialized tracks in speech and student congress, captivating debate classes, immersive mock trials and model United Nations simulations, and college enrichment programs.

We pride ourselves on curriculum design.

Every course is developed by industry-leading instructional coaches, crafted to help students from all skill levels succeed. Whether you're a rookie or a rock star, we've got a class for you. Discover the ModernBrain difference - where every lesson is a step towards mastering the art of communication.

SECOND, earn national public speaking recognition.

Once you've taken our basic classes, join our national competition teams. Want some highlights?

We were the only academy in the world to win a team sweepstakes award at the National Individual Event Tournament of Champions and the Mock Trial Tournament of Champions in 2023. We were also the top-ranked academy at both contests in 2024.

We won more middle school state championships at the CHSSA (California High School Speech Association) championship than the rest of the top five teams combined (2024).

We had more championships and top placements than any other team at the Middle School Tournament of Champions (2024). We've also coached national champions at the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) Middle School Championship (2022, 2023, 2024).

THIRD, our counseling takes you across the finish line.

We help students plan a path for their passions.

If you want students to be better prepared for a selective high school or find their right college fit, we're here for you. As an approved provider of the President's Volunteer Service Award, we give our students opportunities for community service and leadership.

Our acceptance list includes Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Duke, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Cornell, UCLA, Brown, Amherst, Wesleyan, Claremont McKenna, and UC Berkeley.

Join our Application Advantage seminars.

This option is available to students who are current members of our middle/high school ModernBrain Nationals Team. Most college counselors are not aware of the best ways to craft an application focused on public speaking competitions. Our seminars clarify how to showcase your application’s unique value and voice.

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