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As Schools Match Wits
As Schools Match Wits
Saturdays at 7 p.m. on NEPM TV

Produced at the studios of Westfield State University and broadcast on NEPM, As Schools Match Wits delivers all of the fun of the classic high school quiz-show and introduces a new generation of high-school students to one of the few public competitions of its kind.


Beth Ward, host of As Schools Match Wits.
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Beth Ward, host of As Schools Match Wits.

As Schools Match Wits is hosted by Beth Ward.

Season 63 premieres Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024 at 7 p.m. on NEPM-TV.

As Schools Match Wits is an academic quiz show competition open to both public and private high schools in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont, and is one of the longest-running shows of its kind in the nation. It showcases the best and brightest high school students in the region, allowing them to shine in a celebration of learning.

How the quiz show works

Teams pair against each another in qualifying matches to see who can gain the most points and win their match. The top eight highest-scoring teams from the season enter into the playoffs, which consist of quarterfinal, semifinal and championship matches. There are six question categories: arts and entertainment, literature, math and science, general knowledge (including sports), social studies (including civics and geography), and world events (including history and current events).

Learn more here about the history of the show, when it started and how its playoff system evolved.

You can also watch episodes ofAs Schools Match Wits online going back as far as Season 52.


 Host Beth Ward and teams for As Schools Match Wits are taped in adjacent but separate studios.
NEPM
Host Beth Ward and teams for As Schools Match Wits are taped in adjacent but separate studios.

As Schools Match Wits is a production of NEPM and Westfield State University, which provides facilities and a student production crew. Questions for the show are contributed in part by WSU faculty and students in accordance with Massachusetts and Connecticut state high school curriculum guidelines.

As Schools Match Wits is sponsored in part by:

Massachusetts Teachers Association

Commonwealth Registry of Nurses