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Middle School Ethics Bowl

Members of the Middle School Ethics Bowl team at a table.

Modeled after the National High School Ethics Bowl, the Middle School Ethics Bowl aims to teach students how to think through ethical issues together.

The Middle School Ethics Bowl provides an opportunity for teams of students to collaboratively yet rigorously analyze and discuss both timeless and timely ethical dilemmas. The event brings together students from differing backgrounds and communities who wish to explore the best answers to life's most meaningful questions. It rewards open-mindedness, curiosity, humility, and mutual respect. Registration is now closed. If you are interested in signing up your school to participate in the MSEB please contact The Ethics Institute at to check availability. 

Volunteers: Register to volunteer today!

Note: Training videos, guides and Q&A board are available to registered volunteers on our online learning platform.


  • Six real-world cases and questions.
  • The 2024 competition case set can be accessed here
  • Presentation and open dialogue structure
  • Judged by ethicists and educators

Additional Resources 

These resources are for the 2024 MSEB.

Coaching Resources (guides, training, Q&A board) are available to those who have registered for the event via our online learning platform.

MS Ethics Bowl Committee Members

Looking for information about another MSEB Regional?


Who: All students in grades 6 through 8 who go to school in New Jersey or New York are eligible to participate.

When: Saturday, February 24, 2024

Where: In-Person @ KPS

  • Registration Fee: $250 per school. Scholarships are available, email to inquire.
  • Schools may send one to two teams that consist of three to seven students. 
  • Deadline to register is December 1, 2023.