Bring Chess into the Classroom

Train of Thought

Train of Thought is a chess education program that teaches leadership through the game of chess.  Since 2006, we've partnered with more than 100 schools across the U.S. and have taught more than 50,000 K-12th grade students. 


Our coaches are trained to teach students to take the skills they learn from the chessboard and apply them to life.  Our dynamic chess curriculum compliments a variety of learning styles with captivating lessons, fun activities, challenging exercises, problems, and puzzles.

Program Options

  • Chess Enrichment

  • Chess Intervention

  • Chess & Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Chess for Special Needs

  • Chess Practice & Play

  • Chess Elective (UC Approved)

  • Self-Paced Chess Curriculum

  • Chess Tournaments & Special Events

Why Chess?

Chess is one of the most powerful tools available to accelerate cognitive and character development.  Studies show that playing chess regularly is especially good during adolescent years, while the brain is still developing.

Cognitive Development

  • Concentration

  • Visualization

  • Planning

  • Calculation

  • Pattern Recognition

  • Predicting Consequences

  • Problem Solving

  • Critical Thinking

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Deductive Reasoning

  • Divergent Thinking

  • Retrograde Analysis

Character Development

  • Confidence

  • Courage

  • Discipline

  • Perseverance

  • Leadership

  • Integrity

  • Respect

  • Creativity

  • Vision

  • Humility

  • Compassion

  • Patience

What's on your MIND


Phone: (213) 600-7022


Mail: P.O. Box 561082 Los Angeles, CA 90056