Bring Chess into the Classroom

Train of Thought

Have you considered chess for your students?


Couldn’t your students benefit from learning a game that helps them focus, plan and solve problems? Wouldn't you like your students to be more confident, courageous, disciplined and determined despite difficulty, failure or opposition?

If you're serious about bringing chess into the lives of your students, you're in the right place!

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