About Us

We are professionals drawn to the world of education to share our expertise, experience and real world strategies.

Congratulations, you have found the answer. We are a different kind of academy and we can't wait to show you. Located in Pasadena and Placentia, California, Nova 42's "real world" approach to communication and the future is focused on providing skills that allow our students to accomplish amazing things in life. We also know how to make it fun.  Come visit us soon!

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The Most Important Skills in Life!

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Building Confidence!  What better way to build a student's confidence than letting them demonstrate how awesome they are with Speech and Debate. Nova 42 speech programs start with the basics and quickly build to competition opportunities for students to test out their new skills.

                                                                                                                Come Check Out Our Bigger Pasadena Campus!



255 North San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 765-6609

Right off the 210 Freeway!

Check out our Blended Approach to Individualized Education!

Speech Competition isn't all about winning the trophies! OK, so we keep winning lots of trophies, but the real payoff is the foundation it provides our students to go out and do amazing things in the world. Not only do they understand how to make a difference, they have the skills to make a difference.

People often ask us what our name means.  “Nova” is a star at its brightest.  Our programs spark that fire within a student so that he or she can shine brightly.  Even when he or she returns to equilibrium, he or she will still let light shine.  “42” is co-founder Mike Kyle’s favorite number and the answer to the question, “What is the answer to life, the Universe and everything?”

We are not your typical academy.  We are not your typical instructors. 

We are professionals from the world of business, law and entertainment turned educators, mentors and visionaries.  Our goal is to bring the dinosaur of traditional education out of its dusty museum, breathe new life into it (but not all creepy like in Jurassic Park) and have it triumphantly march about spewing forth true knowledge and practical secrets of success. We achieve this by approaching education from a holistic perspective, caring about our students, creating innovative and unique methods of instruction, hiring true educators and mentors, emphasizing interactive and active learning techniques and, of course, having a lot of fun in the process!


We have switched over to online classes as of March 15th, 2020. Although we much prefer in-person training and instruction, we are obliged to protect our students, staff and parents before anything else. Luckily we are well equipped and have incredibly strong bandwidth to accommodate.

Fullerton Area

319 E. Palm Dr., Suite B

Placentia, CA 92870

(626) 765-6682

Take the Yorba Linda exit East off of the 57 Freeway