Chess Intro Class

Promoting life skills through teaching chess.

Chess is a game which can combine fun and functionality, as well as encourage competition and learning. Quality chess instruction fosters traits such as critical thinking, planning, analytical thought, and creativity. Studying chess is studying the art of planning ahead- one of the most important skills a person can have.

Our curriculum seeks to use chess as a tool to cultivate these traits in our students, allowing them to become both better chess players and better thinkers as a whole.

From teaching new students how to set up the chess board to exploring advanced concepts with a chess Grandmaster, our standard classes and private lessons make the game fun and accessible to all levels of players. Our instructors are as passionate about teaching as they are about chess, and have shared their knowledge and love of the game with students locally and across the world.

Usual age range: 4-6 (younger students only with instructor approval)

Required chess experience: None.

Goal: To be able to play and finish a full game without breaking any of the game’s rules. Students should also know the fundamentals of chess (such as trading, finding free pieces, and good early moves).

Summary: This class seeks to introduce chess to students who would be frustrated by the faster pace of the Beginner curriculum.  This is done by making lectures both shorter (allowing for more practice time) and thorough (with each topic being covered for longer). Instructors will seek to keep the class fun and engaging while still focusing on core concepts.