The health and well-being of our students and staff are important to us. FDT Academy's 2022/2023 academic programs are offered online through Zoom, and in-person for Vancouver-based students who wish to take classes at the academy.View recent COVID-19 updates from FDT Academy
Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; FDT Academy currently has 3 programs available; 2 TBD.
Ages: 5 - 18
Debate, Public Speaking
$100 to $8,000
Ages: 5 - 17
$100 to $8,000
Ages: 12 - 17
$2,000 to $2,500
Ages: 5 - 17
$800 to $4,000
Ages: 5 - 17
$150 to $600
Three Things: FDT Academy
Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at FDT Academy
There is nothing that compares to the quality and instruction that is offered at FDT. I feel very lucky that I was able to find FDT as a place to enhance my daughter’s debate and speech skills. Before my daughter started... Read More
FDT Academy transformed me from a public school student with no debate experience to a champion debater. Regardless of whether I am delivering a research presentation to hundreds of people or interviewing for a spot at med... Read More
From class presentations, to club applications, to job interviews, debate is the one skill I am infinitely thankful to have. Had it not been for my FDT instructors' encouragement, I would not be the eloquent, well-spoken p... Read More
1916 W Broadway #200, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Is FDT Academy technology free? Our virtual lessons and camps require a computer or tablet, as they take place via Zoom.
Frankie Cena, Founding Director
BC 30 Under 30, Former Debate Coach for the Danish National Team, Senior National Debating Championship Board Member.
To the newest potential members of the FDT family, hello!
Debate has been my greatest passion from the moment I competed in my first debate tournament as a grade 8 student, and it has been a passion that has grown ever since. In grade 12, I began volunteering as a debate coach at my high school for five years. In that time, the school became known as a massive player in the debate world, and I was able to see the lives of so many young people change for the better. This is because debate allows students to become confident and well-informed critical thinkers. Debate changes lives. After volunteering as a debate coach, I obtained my first paid coaching job and realized that debate needed to be spread to the masses, eventually resulting in something that I never could have imagined – the founding of FDT Academy.
Since we opened our doors in 2016, I’ve made it my priority to ensure that all students who enter FDT experience the same benefits that my first students experienced: having fun, learning necessary life skills, traveling the world, becoming champions and so much more! At FDT, our goal is to help young people argue effectively for their beliefs and discover their passion for debate and public speaking. Our dynamic team of instructors, many of whom are my former students, are led under my guidance and will go the extra mile to ensure that you achieve the highest levels of success.
Thank you so much for considering FDT. If you do join us, I hope that you'll enjoy your experience with us to the fullest, and that you leave the academy a better, more articulate and well-rounded individual.
- Frankie Cena, Founding Director
October 6, 2020
FDT Students Make Team Canada!
Emily Ni and Alex Logan are chosen to represent Canada on the prestigious National Debate Team. ... Read More
Does FDT Academy have good reviews?
We interviewed families about their experience with FDT Academy . Watch the video here. You can also read 4 reviews of FDT Academy from past attendees.
What types of programs does FDT Academy offer?
FDT Academy runs: year-round programs, overnight camps, day camps, virtual programs. Programming specializes in: Debate, Public Speaking. Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.
What age does FDT Academy start?
FDT Academy has programs for children aged 5 to 18.
How much does is cost to attend FDT Academy ?
Fees to attend FDT Academy range from $100 to $350/week.
Does FDT Academy offer support for children with special needs?
FDT Academy does not offer support for children with special needs.
Does FDT Academy offer busing?
No, FDT Academy does not offer transportation.
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