Speaking Boldly. Changing the World for Christ.

For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
Romans 11:36 (NASB®)

Stoa is a national High School and Junior High Speech and Debate organization serving the needs of privately educated, Christian Homeschooling families. Stoa exists to train Christian homeschooled youth in speech and debate to better communicate a Biblical world view. Each year the Stoa Board offers the National Invitational Tournament of Champions (NITOC), inviting students from across the United States to perform, speak and debate to the glory of God. 
  • Stoa was established on the model of our nation's founding fathers with a commitment to limited central government and maximum local control.
  • Stoa trusts local leaders to know how best to serve their local communities in administering their own local tournaments.
  • Stoa offers 90 tournaments nationwide during the 2015-2016 tournament season.
    • There are tournaments from Hawaii to Washington DC and from Seattle to Tampa!
  • Stoa tournaments are all open to families from around the country.
  • Stoa is building a world class community of speakers, debaters, and family members who are committed to Speaking Boldly and Changing the World for Christ in their homes, churches, communities, at colleges and universities, and in the workplace.
  • Visit the Stoa Calendar and click on the links to register for tournaments.

National Invitational Tournament of Champions
The grand finale for Christian homeschool speakers and debaters!

NITOC 2015 Memories

NITOC invitations are extended to students whose verified tournament results are posted on the National Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate Rankings (Speechranks) website.
  • These invitations are extended regardless of league affiliation, making NITOC a true, league-independent National Championship!
  • NITOC 2015 was once again one of the largest high school forensics national championships in the country!
    • This includes public and private schools.
  • Approximately 5000 speeches were presented during the course of the tournament.
  • Over 330 debate teams competed in 1500 debates in Lincoln Douglas, Team Policy and Parliamentary Debate.
  • God was magnified and glorified at NITOC 2015.
  • NITOC 2016 is being held on the beautiful campus of Drury University in Springfield, Missouri from May 23-28, 2016.

  • Speechranks is the most popular website in the history of Christian homeschool speech and debate.
  • Speechranks is a gift from Stoa to the Christian homeschool forensics community.
  • Speechranks hosts events from all five Christian homeschool speech and debate organizations/leagues in the country. 
  • Speechranks has been created to fairly compare and rank students from around the nation.
  • Speechranks now in its sixth season, has tallied results from 900 tournaments and thousands of students.
  • Speechranks has more than 4.5 million pageviews!

Stoa Sets A World Record!

Stoa set a World Record during NITOC 2015 and is now in the Guinness Book of World Records! 

News and Announcements

  • A Record 96 Tournaments! Stoa families participated in a record 96 tournaments this year! Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who served so faithfully helping students learn to Speak Boldly and Change ...
    Posted May 4, 2016, 10:01 PM by Van Schalin
  • NITOC Prep Camps, 2016 Summer Camps and Workshops! Get ready for NITOC 2016 by attending a prep camp. Two camps are currently listed. Then get a jump on your 2016-2017 season by attending camps and workshops this ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2016, 5:41 PM by Van Schalin
  • NITOC Schedule Clarification Schedule InformationWhile we are still ironing out details, here are a few answers to commonly asked questions:Sunday, May 22 afternoon/evening - check-in and the opening ceremony.Monday ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2016, 3:07 PM by MelRae Ambs
  • Stoa Academy Registration is Open! Stoa Academy 2016 Registration! Go to https://stoaacademy2016.homeschooldebate.netWhen? July 28-30, 2016Where? the Gateway city of St. Louis, MissouriWhy? for R&R! refreshment & renewal for ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2016, 11:24 PM by Van Schalin
  • Free Money for Members and Stoa Special Offer Available to Stoa Members!GROUP CODE #1374Stoa has partnered with Christian Community Credit Union to make this special offer available to Stoa members. (Stoa is not a ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2016, 11:06 PM by Van Schalin
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Calling all Coaches and Tournament Organizers

Stoa has a goal to create an environment where there is open and transparent communication between Tournament Organizers, Coaches and Leadership. Join our discussion groups to be part of the conversation! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Please join one or both of the following Yahoo groups:

Stoa Coach

Stoa Tournament Coordinator

Or send an email request to: [email protected]