The Premier Fencing Academy
Canada Star’s Premier Fencing Academy is a sports program in partnership with Dynamo Fencing, a premier fencing club in Canada. This unique program offers students the opportunity to complete their academic requirements while participating in intense training for professional fencing. The program will be led by Dynamo’s president, Igor Gantsevich, along with a select group of elite level coaches. Coaches at The Premier Fencing Academy include an Olympic gold medal winner, a Canadian fencing champion, and four Canadian representatives in global fencing events.
Students wishing to enroll in the Premier Fencing Academy must be full time high school students at CSSS. (Registration fee for the Academy program is separate from the individual school registration and tuition fees.)
CSSS Fencing Academy Admission Requirements
- A minimum of a C average
- Good to excellent work habits from each subject area
- Good to excellent standing in the area of social responsibility
The Premier Fencing Academy offers a $5000 scholarship for excellent performers. In the past, students who have secured scholarships for participating in fencing include:
- Qifan Wang | Cal Tech
o Pan American Individual Champion, Canadian National Team 2011 to 2014
- Sonya Romashina | McGill University
o National and Pan American Champion, National Team 2012 to 2015
- Sam Kaardal | McGill University
o National Championships Medalist, Pan American Individual Finalist, Pan Am National Team 2014
- Emma von Dadelszen | Ohio State
o National and Pan American Individual Champion, Silver Medalist US National Championship
- Shaul Gordon | U Penn
o National Champion, NCAA Championships Medalist, World Cup Winner, Junior World Championships. Individual Finalist, Junior World Championships 4th Place in Team, 2015 Pan American Games Silver Medalist – Team Sabre.
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