Debating is the art of competitive argument. SMA offers junior debating to grades 7, 8 and 9 students, and senior debating to grades 10, 11 and 12 students.

At the club level, students learn debating skills which help them develop confidence in public speaking, essay writing, and other related areas. There's also a team level, which allows students to compete with other schools and qualify for provincial and national championships.

Senior Students interested in further development in debating skills may opt to take debating as an option during high school.