"It is simply the most fabulous experience and the students are taught far more than fencing:  responsibility, accountability, tenacity and grace. They come out with far more grit than when they started."

Amy, parent

… Where Fencers Become National Competitors

Zeta Fencing is the home of sabre fencing champions from the Greater Boston Area. Our coaches’ dedication and experience make the difference. So does our athletes’ hard work since it takes many hours of practice, patience, and strong work ethic to succeed in fencing. Winning competitions requires more than basic athletic training. Our competitive classes teach mental skills that go beyond the strip and make our fencers successful competitors in all aspects of life.

Our invitation-only competitive programs run for 10 months and require a fencer’s commitment for a full season. The programs include all aspects of training that competitive fencers need: conditioning, footwork, drills in a group setting, and many hours of bouting to gain fencing experience. All competitive level fencers are required to use their own equipment during practice and competition.

While age and fencing level are the main criteria for placing students in one of our competitive programs, admission to Zeta Fencing’s Junior Class is exclusively the Head Coach’s decision that cannot be overturned by students or parents.

Junior Class Times & Fees

This program is for competitors ages 12+ with regional and some national tournament experience. Students in this program are required to compete at the regional and national level for their age group and compete in the categories for which they are age or ratings eligible. Their goal is to qualify for and compete at Summer Nationals in their respective age groups.

Group classes meet twice per week for 1.5 hours each. In addition, students should attend the Combined Class and participate in Open Bouting every week.

Group Class: Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 - 7pm, Saturday 3 - 4:30pm (choose two class days)

Open Bouting: Friday, 6:30 - 9pm

Class Tuition: $330/month

Class Tuition second family member: $280/month

Wireless Box Rental: $20/month

Zeta Fencing Club Membership: $400/season

Zeta Fencing Club Membership for second & each additional family member: $200/season

Note: We offer family discounts for all classes. The first family member pays the full price, and every additional family member receives a discount on class fees. If family members participate in programs with different fees, the higher-priced program has to be paid in full and the family discount is available for the lower-priced program. Detailed tuition and membership fees and discounts are available on the online Registration Form.

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Club Closures

All classes end the week of June 29th, 2024.

The club is closed on the following dates:

Labor Day (September 4, 2023),

Thanksgiving (November 23-25, 2023)

Christmas/New Year (December 25, 2023-January 1, 2024)

February vacation (February 19-25, 2024)

April vacation (April 15 - 21, 2024)

Class cancellations due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control will always be communicated in a timely manner via email and social media.

Program Registration

In order to register for the Junior Class, students must commit to the entire season (or until the end of the season if they join later). Class fees can be paid monthly or pre-paid for the entire season.

To register, please submit:

  • Completed Registration Form and Season Contract: Please us the Registration Button below.
  • Proof of competitive USA Fencing membership: Our insurance requires that all students have to be current members of USA Fencing. In order to compete, a fencer needs a competitive membership with USA Fencing. Renew your membership here.
  • Payment: Please indicate your payment option on the online Registration Form.
We ask all fencers and parents to read and acknowledge Zeta Fencing’s Code of Conduct. By signing a registration form, you agree to its terms.

Class spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis once a completed registration with full payment and proof of USA Fencing membership has been received.