programs

Chess is everything: art, science, and sport.
— Anatoly Karpov, 12th World Chess Champion
One School of the Arts

Through our partnership with One School of the Arts (OSOTA) in Longwood, we offer a one-of-a-kind, four-level chess program for students in grades K-12. We meet on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15pm at the One School of the Arts campus. The focus of each program is to train students to develop and strengthen their chess playing skills while encouraging them to compete in local chess tournaments.

Weekly Chess Club will reopen in Fall 2018


beginner chess

rates

OSOTA PLAYERS
Chess Club - Beginner: Spring Semester $54

COMMUNITY PLAYERS
Chess Club - Beginner: Spring Semester $72

50% off Sibling Discounts are available. Refunds are not available for missed days. If there is a normal cancellation, families will be contacted via email within 48 hours. Emergency 24 hours.

Prerequisites: None

The Beginner Chess Club is designed for students who are new to the game of chess.

Students will learn the basics of the game (such as piece names, development, and opening moves) and play chess against their peers to develop their familiarity with the game.


intermediate chess I and II

rates

OSOTA PLAYERS
Chess Club - Intermediate I or II: Spring Semester $72

COMMUNITY PLAYERS
Chess Club - Intermediate I or II: Spring Semester $90

50% off Sibling Discounts are available. Refunds are not available for missed days. If there is a normal cancellation, families will be contacted via email within 48 hours. Emergency 24 hours.

Prerequisites: Must know the basic rules of chess

The Intermediate chess club is structured for students who are already comfortable with the rules of the game and have a desire to further develop their chess skills.

  • Intermediate I players are introduced to tactics, and further their skill in opening moves
  • Intermediate II players break off from Intermediate I and explore more challenging tactics and deepen their confidence on the board.

Students will focus on learning and applying tactical patterns and basic opening principles to their games. They will also play chess with their peers in a structured environment (aside from learning, playing time is a crucial aspect of improvement in chess).


advanced chess

rates

OSOTA PLAYERS
Chess Club - Advanced: Spring Semester $90

COMMUNITY PLAYERS
Chess Club - Advanced: Spring Semester $108

50% off Sibling Discounts are available. Refunds are not available for missed days. If there is a normal cancellation, families will be contacted via email within 48 hours. Emergency 24 hours. 

Prerequisites: Must be approved or recommended by an Academy instructor

The Advanced class is a more rigorous program, structured for students who want to further strengthen their chess skills. Focuses of this class include building opening repertoires, improving tactical vision, and learning must-know endgames.