Scholastic Chess Clubs by AcademiCare


We coordinate Chess Clubs after school, during, before, at lunch-time, and now online and in-home learning pods. 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!
1st-Move Lesson Plans


First Move is an award-winning in-classroom curriculum using chess as a learning tool in K-5 grade classrooms.
The program focuses on enhancing the core curriculum while improving the student’s critical thinking and test-taking skills. Kids see chess as a game and do not realize the powerful learning that goes on while they play.
School Programs, Private, & Tourneys, Virtual Instruction... the AcademiCare way


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, gain confidence, and have lots of FUN! 
Although we know the best teachers available and have what it takes to teach intermediate, advanced, and all the way to master level, we try to make Chess Club as fun as possible and give the kids the tools they will need to study chess on their own.  No organization can make a student chess master in just meeting once a week, we instead emphasize the fun over the competitive elements while still being a "good sport" to get our kids excited about chess and its strategies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes our Chess Club different than other programs?

Our scholastic Chess Club offers successful chess education through our award-winning chess curriculum, at affordable prices and with the highest level of instruction throughout 9-Bay Area counties: 

Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma.


Are the Chess Teachers background checked?

Yes indeed. Our entire staff of Certified Chess Club Coaches is background checked by the US Dept of Justice, TB tested, and now clear COVID-19/Corona Virus test results.


Is your scholastic 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 dedicated