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U.S. Chess Federation
Official Affiliate


San Jose

San Jose Chess School

 Over 30 Years of Successful Chess Club Programming
Hundreds of K-12 School Sites Throughout all 9 Bay Area  Counties 
Over Half a Million Present-&-Previous K-12th Grade Students
Pro Chess Instruction by US Chess Federation Coaches 
The California State Leader in  K-12th Grade Rated Tournaments

#1 Online Chess School in the Nation

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Who?  Why?  What?  Where?

We provide affordable, fun, high-quality chess education through school and community-based programs. The most important aspect of our mission is to develop in-school and after-school scholastic chess programs.  We organize tournaments and offer chess improvement classes, beginner lessons, and special lectures.
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 teaches children to play chess and prepares them for life by enhancing their thought processes. Children participating in the Chess Club classes develop enhanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, have better concentration and mental discipline, and gain confidence.
We offer professional training by 'active' US Chess Federation Coaches with countless years of experience. Our Instructors have what it takes to teach to the master level.  We make Chess as fun as possible and give students the tools to progress independently. Practicing makes progress, so we emphasize the elements of FUN in learning while being competitive and honorable.
We've been on TV, in newspapers, and print for our award-winning Chess curriculum. We teach an academic style of chess that has proven to raise math and reading scores and boost social skills. Over the past 30 years, we've taught tens of thousands of 'Chess-Kids' of all ages. 
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