Fencing

Program Overview
Fencing at The Hill School began as a club sport in 2015 and transitioned to an interscholastic varsity sport in 2021.  The primary mission of our program is to promote fencing at The Hill School. We aim to provide every student on the team the best guidance to reach their goal, whether that goal is to compete on the national level or to find a new, fun way to exercise. Fencing as a sport not only improves one’s physical capabilities, coordination, and reflexes, but also teaches discipline, improves focus, and strategic thinking. A typical practice includes a warmup and stretching, footwork and blade work exercises, and intra-squad competition, with the goal of gradually refining and improving each athlete’s skills throughout the season.  At Hill, we offer training in all three disciplines of fencing: Foil, Epee, and Saber.

Hill Fencing trains and holds home matches in Sweeney Gymnasium; this spacious facility provides ample room for conditioning and fencing, featuring two state-of-the-art, FIE approved fencing strips.

To learn more about Hill Fencing, please contact head coach Philip Yoo at pyoo@thehill.org