Way of the Sword Mission Statement:
To foster skills for honorable living by Way of the Sword
Thinking Through Fencing: We build student confidence and empower children to make good decisions not only in sport, but in life. Our focus is to develop good citizens by reinforcing common core values, to develop strong character, and to create a sense of belonging where it is safe to discover, express oneself, and succeed.
Core (F.A.C.T) Principles
Forgiveness - Making the choice to forgive and forget.
Accountability - Being responsible for your own behavior
Contribution - Contributing in your own unique way
Trust - Trusting in people
When you are “home,” it just feels right. A good place to grow in character and the sport of fencing should be no different. You look forward to going there, and you are eager to return after you leave. It is never the decor that keeps you coming back; it is the people. A culture of inclusiveness, caring, and sharing promotes good citizenship and community. I aim to create opportunities for kids to interact as much as parents to make new friends and support each other beyond the Sword. I believe in positive reinforcement and allowing athletes to discover for themselves the importance of wanting to succeed.
Fencing serves the community by:
offering a curriculum with emphasis on building social skills and character education pieces
enabling an active lifestyle for those not interested in traditional sports
enhancing community engagement (making new friends)
providing opportunity for socialization amongst different peer groups
differentiating college-bound kids on their entrance applications
being committed to a long-term program with a clear path forward
enabling choice in learning approaches