The Spelling Bee is Broken into Two Rounds for the Competing Students
This is an online exam that tests each student’s vocabulary. The Preliminaries are used to determine which students make it to the finals for the Main Event. The students who score the highest on this assessment will become Finalists.
This is the exciting on-stage portion of the Harlem Spelling Bee. Known as the Main Event, the Finalists will prove their ability to spell words in front of an audience of their friends and family. This Main Event is what determines the top three winners, who will spell their way to victory one letter at a time.see more details
To enter the 2nd Harlem Spelling Bee, an adult for an elementary or middle school student (Grades 1-8) must enroll their student by completing the form down below.
There are three different enrollment periods, i.e. Early Bird, Advanced, and Regular, when the adult can register. See the Timeline section below for the exact dates.
High schoolers and adults, don't worry! There will be a Harlem Spelling Bee for you, too - stay tuned!
The top three (3) winners will receive prizes. All Finalists will receive medals for their courage and effort in preparing for this big event.
Leksi is an online app that uses scientifically-backed methods to teach vocabulary and spelling in a fun environment. It is completely free for the duration of each Harlem Spelling Bee competition.
The Preliminaries will feature a total word-bank of 200 words. All words can be found within the Leksi app and will already be in each students' account after they are registered.
Using Leksi, the students will build their vocabulary and sharpen their spelling skills. Other tools that might help are vocabulary.com, Quizlet, or traditional methods like flashcards.
The National Spelling Bee has a great guide you can check out for handy tips: How to Study for a Spelling Bee.
Complete the form below to get started with enrollment (all fields are required).
Please include your name and the names of all students who will
be competing in the Message field below.
Looking forward to hearing from you and we hope you're as excited as we are about this Bee!