Last year we sent our debate team to VDA...this debate season we saw the teams who had trained and competed this year have already qualified for National Qualifying events. 

- High School Debate Coach

My time spent with VDA and some of its instructors was key to my success at national tournaments, and I am still drawing on my lessons learned at the collegiate level.

- Collegiate Policy Debater

Registration for summer camp 2020 is open! To view additional class options, please click on the Northern Virginia tab at the top of this page. Our camp is hosted at 3460 Centreville Rd. Chantilly, VA.  In order to reserve your spot, please submit an online registration and the nonrefundable down payment. Returning students are entitled to summer 2019's full tuition. We will send those students a link to pay this fee.
Virginia Debate Academy courses consist of lectures, Socratic seminars, and workshops to teach and improve students’ critical thinking, public speaking, and overall debate skills. Our classes have an average of 6 students per teacher, ensuring students have ample time and help to prepare for mock debates, public speaking activities, and other workshop assignments. VDA’s unique curriculum that is developed by debaters, coaches, and career professionals will also allow students to learn advantageous presentation and critical thinking skills applicable to other academic and professional fields. All of our High School courses, except for the Advanced Research and Argumentation listing, are for students with 0-2 years of experience.  

Fundamentals of Debate and Public Speaking, $400

Summer 2020

Introductory course that teaches 5th and 6th grade students public speaking and the fundamentals of debate. June 22-26, 9AM-1PM

Model United Nations, $400

Summer 2020

Students will participate in seminars, workshops, and simulations to deepen their understanding of international relations and diplomacy, and sharpen their public speaking, debate, and other skills necessary to succeed in Model UN. June 22-26, 2PM-6PM

Private Coaching

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For students that cannot attend camp dates or are looking for coaching during the season, private tutor sessions are available. Tutor schedules and prices are flexible.

Virginia Debate Academy


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