Gray Academy’s Debate and Public Speaking program has gained a stellar reputation as one of the best in Canada.

Starting in Grade 6, students learn the fundamentals of speech writing and speaking in front of a crowd. In High School, Debate and Public Speaking is an elective course for students who want to enrich their skills in researching topics, preparing persuasive arguments and presenting to a crowd with compelling style.

At the High School level, our award-winning students take part in local, national and international competitions throughout the school year. Gray Academy Debate teams have traveled to Halifax, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, Bermuda, Hong Kong, Cape Town, South Africa, and more.

Our Debate and Public Speaking program is proudly led by teacher and coach Andrew Kaplan (pictured above), who also serves as vice president of the Manitoba Speech and Debate Association.