The Core Value of Practicing Debate

Debate offers students a platform to master the delivery of rational, coherent arguments. It enables them to create a compelling narrative by utilizing rhetorical eloquence; instills a great sense of poise and self-confidence and teaches the skills of researching, organizing, and presenting information in a persuasive format.

Why Us

Our instructors are seasoned debaters themselves; collectively, they have debated at hundreds of internationally-renowned tournaments all over the world. They have competed against some of the best debaters of their time and are now passionate in delivering a comprehensive and engaging curriculum to students all across Ontario. As a school, our goal starts and ends with providing students with insightful and eye-opening experiences so that they can pursue their own passions and dreams in the future.

Debate Classes

Level 1
Introduction to the debate way of thinking and style

Level 2
Becoming comfortable with debate, introducing more complicated topics

Level 3
Elevating the students' performance

Level 4
Preparing for local competition

Level 5
Preparing for national and international levels

Our Debate Tournaments and Awards

2018 McGill University Debate Tournament
Semi-finalist: Grace Z and Heather L
Junior finalist: Angie L and Paul Z
Sixth Speaker: Heather L
Eighth Speaker: Angie L
First Junior Speaker: Angie L
Third Junior Speaker: Paul Z

2018 Western University Debate Tournament
Junior Champion: Ethan C and Ethan L
Semi-finalist: James Y
Quarter-finalist: Eric X and Larry G, Grace Z and Stephanie X, Edward Y and Halina L
Third Speaker: James Y
First Junior Speaker: Halina L
Second Junior Speaker: Edward Y

2018 Canadian Junior National Debate Championships
Champion: Grace Z and Heather Li

2018 Thornhill Debate Tournament
Champion: Angie L and Paul Z
Finalist: James Y
Quarter-finalist: Edward Y and Elaine J
Fifth Speaker: James Y
Eighth Speaker: Angie L
Ninth Speaker: Emily Y

2018 Ontario Jr. Provincial Debate Championship
Champion: Amy Z
Runner-up: Grace Z and Heather L
Second Speaker: Grace Z
Fifth Speaker: Heather L

2018 York Women Debate Championship
Semi-finalist: Grace Z
Finalist Junior: Angie L and Jessica L
Finalist Junior: Elaine J and Lindsey Z
Fifth Junior Speaker: Grace Z
Tenth Junior Speaker: Ruby S

2018 Hart House Debate Tournament
Seventh Junior Speaker: Grace Zhu

2017 Thornhill Debate Tournament
Champion: Jacob L
First Junior Speaker: Grace Z
Second Junior Speaker: Amy Z
Quarter-finalist: Eric X

2017 University of Western Ontario Debate Tournament
Quarter-finalist: Eric X and Darren D
Quarter-finalist: Larry G and Minhall S
First Junior Speaker: Amy Z

2016 Ridley College Debate tournament
First Speaker: Allyson X
Fourth Speaker: Eric X

Iroquois Ridge Debate Tournament 2017

Iroquois Ridge Debate Tournament 2017

University of  Ottawa Debate Tournament 2017

Our Instructors

Brent S.

Brent S.

Head Coach, Debate
Brent's Bio

Brent has been teaching and competing at debate tournaments for more than 7 years. As a debater, Brent competed for Western University and the University of Toronto, achieving multiple speaker awards and tournament victories in different debate styles both in Canada and abroad. Brent has taught and trained debaters of all ages, ranging from students as young as grade 6 to some of the best university debaters in Canada and the United States. As a debater and instructor, Brent has a wide range of experience in debate and is well respected in the high school and university debating circuits throughout North America.

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