by AcademiCare Institute
Over 3-Decades of Succesful
Programs At Hundreds Of K-12 School-Site Locations
We Proudly Announce Our Award-Winning
Enrichment Classes Now Taught 100% Virtually
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 school teams to compete in the annual CA Super States Chess Championships and many other rated chess events. Chess Club enrichment classes are held during school hours, after school, or at lunch-time. Due to Pandemic we now teach chess classes online and 100% virtually, also offering instruction plans for asynchronous school site programming.
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 know the best 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, but we emphasize the elements of FUN in learning while still being competitive, honorable, and proud to excite our kids about chess.
K-6 in-School CHESS CLUBS in action!
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.