It is our belief that everyone benefits from debate. For many, the benefits of debate are practical skills like confidence or engaging with global issues, while for some debate is about competing to win debate tournaments – the Vancouver Debate Academy promises to take on anyone who is ready to learn.
Our goal is to help kids become sharp thinkers and fearless speakers by providing them rigorous classroom practice and opportunities to compete at challenging competitions.
We accommodate high school students at different levels of debating skill by placing them in classes best for their ability – beginner, intermediate, and advanced for regular classes, and a special elite program for the Vancouver Debate Academy’s top debaters. We also have elementary debate classes that we split between beginners and advanced. Classes range from 3 to 8 students while coaches tailor a common curriculum to the needs of each group.