Train of Thought brings chess to schools. Since 2006, we've taught more than 25,000 students (K-12) at over 100 public, private, charter and parochial schools. Our vision is to deliver the benefits of chess to every school, every student, everyday. We believe all students (K-12) can benefit from learning the basic rules of the game. Our goal is for every student to leave our chess classes inspired and motivated to engage in healthy competition with teachers, coaches, classmates, friends and family. Our dynamic chess curriculum compliments a variety of learning styles with engaging lessons, activities, exercises, challenges and puzzles.

We believe Greatness exists in everyone. Through chess students discover their own unique strengths. They learn that everything they need to be successful in the classroom and in life is already inside them. Our core values are the foundation of our company, essential to our success and serve as the lens through which we evaluate every business decision.

Core Values​

  • Confidence

  • Courage

  • Discipline

  • Perseverance

  • Leadership

  • Integrity

  • Respect

  • Creativity

  • Vision

  • Humility

  • Compassion

  • Patience