WE'RE NOW THE #1 ONLINE CHESS SCHOOL IN THE NATION!
AFTER 3 DECADES OF SUCCESSFUL CHESS CLUBS AT HUNDREDS OF CALIFORNIA K-12 SCHOOL-SITES WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR CLASSES HAVE GONE VIRTUAL
LEARN, PLAY, TRAIN, PRACTICE, STUDY, COMPETE, PROGRESS!
K-6 in-School CHESS CLUBS in action!
We coordinate scholastic Chess Club programs in over 100+ Bay Area school locations and are now the #1 online chess school in the USA! Over the past 30 years, we have taught tens of thousands of chess-kids of all ages & skill levels, sending countless individuals and school teams to compete in tournaments and other rated chess events. Chess Club enrichment classes are held during school hours, after school, or at lunch-time.
We are in a soft re-opening but due to pandemic most of our chess classes are still online and 100% virtually. We offer chess instruction plans for asynchronous school site learning, in-person lessons for small groups, at home learning pods, and can custom private lessons
We teach an Academic style of chess that has proven to raise math and reading scores as well as boost social skills with the assistance of the 1st-Move program! We are devoted to promoting the merits of chess amongst children by using stories, analogies, and catchy songs to make the game of chess exciting. This unique learning experience not only teaches children to play chess but also prepares them for life by enhancing their thought process. Children participating in the Chess Club develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, have better concentration and mental discipline and gain confidence.
We have the best USCF & FIDE chess teachers available and have what it takes to teach all the way to master level, we try to make chess as fun as possible and give the kids the tools they will need to progress on their own. No organization can make a student chess master in just meeting once a week, we emphasize the elements of FUN in learning while still being competitive, honorable, and proud to excite our kids about chess.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What makes your program different from other chess companies?
Our Certified Chess Coaches have countless years of PRO experience.
USCF & FIDE Instructor rating levels are:
Bronze: 1400 - 1700 Silver: 1700 - 2000
Gold: 2000 - 2300 Platinum: 2300 - 2600
Are the Chess Teachers' background checked?
Yes indeed. Our entire staff is background checked by the US Dept of Justice. We are all TB tested with clear results, and in-person instructors must currently test clear for COVID-19. All staff members must agree to mandatory Corona Virus vaccination when available to the critical mass.
Is your Chess school insured?
Absolutely, we possess liability, and after school insurance worth over 4.5 million dollars as well as additional insured coverages.
What are the age range and skill level for Chess classes?
Our range is open to all interested K-12 students, for levels beginner through intermediate, advanced, and even competitive.