2017-18 registration is open!

The 2017-18 Winter Semester will begin January 9th, 2018.

Chess is unique in the sense that it is multifaceted and can train you to think logically, creatively, and resourcefully.
— FM Kevin Wang, 9-time member of the All-America Chess Team and current University of Chicago student

2017-18 schedule

Fall Semester: October 3rd - November 28th (payment due by Sept 25th)
K-12 Nationals Prep Day (for all students competing at Nationals): December 5th
K-12 National Scholastic Championship: December 8-10, Orlando, FL.
Winter Semester: January 9th - February 27th (payment due by December 19th)
Florida State Scholastic Championship: March 2-4, 2018
Spring Semester: March 6th - May 29th (payment due by February 24th)



One of our main goals is to encourage students to compete in local chess tournaments, which we offer monthly through our partnership with Orlando Chess & Games Center.

Chess tournaments provide a competitive atmosphere where students can exercise their playing skills and improve their official United States Chess Federation (USCF) rating.

OCA/OSOTA 2017 Summer Chess Camp

2017 OCA/OSOTA Summer Chess Camp held at One School of The Arts in Longwood, FL., July 17-20, 2017

2017 OCA/OSOTA Summer Chess Camp held at One School of The Arts in Longwood, FL., July 17-20, 2017

The Orlando Chess Academy and One School of The Arts would like to thank all the parents who supported their children's interest in learning and playing chess at our 2017 Summer Chess Camp. We had a great chess camp with lessons and playing time each day that concluded with a fun tournament on the last day of camp.

While all our campers did great in the fun tournament, we would like to congratulate the following campers who placed and won trophies:

1st Place: Colton T.
2nd Place: Maggy A.
3rd Place (tie): Brandon A. & Aadarsh A.
4th Place: (tie) Keyes R., Kunal K. & Aidan D.
(All other campers received participation medals)

1st Place: Andy Boyanton

Summer Chess Camp Slideshow