Chess, one of the oldest and most intriguing of games, is a powerful tool for students of all ages and abilities. Through chess, students learn thinking skills which are applicable to many other disciplines.   ~ link to class schedule

  • Chess improves concentration and self-discipline;
  • Chess involves all levels of critical thinking (knowledge, comprehension, analysis, evaluation);
  • Chess requires forethought and circumspection;
  • Chess cultivates visualization;
  • Chess develops problem solving skills;
  • Chess encourages children to overcome the fear of risk-taking;
  • Chess teaches children to assume responsibility for their decisions;
  • Chess encourages socialization skills that extend across cultures and generations;
  • Chess raises self-esteem and promotes good sportsmanship;
  • Chess rewards determination and perseverance;

Children from all backgrounds can succeed at chess. Even children who are not performing well in school are inspired by chess and show a better attitude towards learning.

 

Private Instruction

Scholastic Tournaments

Group Instruction