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SchoolHouse Chess FAQs for Schools

What is the After School Program?

  • SchoolHouse Chess of Windsor’s After School Program brings the timeless game of chess to elementary students in a fun and engaging way that they are sure to love!  Six week programs available.
  • We rent the classrooms, fully train and background check our staff and make the program easy for you to host at your school.
  • We take care of the equipment, materials and clean-up!


What do schools need to do?

  • Allow us to visit with your students for a School Kick-off Assembly or Roaming Chess King or Queen. As part of the registration process, SchoolHouse Chess will provide a Roaming Chess King or Queen to visit each class (Grades 2 – 6) for a 6-8 minute presentation.
  • Ask teachers to share their classrooms with a trained SchoolHouse Chess Instructor for one hour a week, for six weeks. Teachers can even remain in their classrooms during the program!
  • Help promote the program by reminding students of deadlines. Parents pay tuition, so there is no cost to the school. The program fee covers 6 weeks of classes, and includes materials, a cool magnetic chess set, and certificate. 

What will SchoolHouse Chess provide to schools? 

  • All administration and payments handled by SchoolHouse Chess. No extra work for your staff!
  • Detailed list of registered students faxed to the school on the Friday before the program begins.
  • Scholarships for each classroom used by SchoolHouse Chess. The classroom teacher will receive:  

    o   Free SchoolHouse Chess After School Program registration for any student at the school; and

    o   Additional bonus registration at any SchoolHouse Chess participating school, including yours.

  • Free use of our giant chess set for 2 hours with Instructors to help your school with its fundraising or promotional efforts. Great for fun fairs, “Meet the Teacher Barbecue” or to generate revenue at a fair, etc.
  • Read-A-Thon SchoolHouse Chess King or Queen or Chess Competition Judge for 120 minutes at your event!
  • School Assembly Discount of $100.00 off the cost of a Special Event assembly.

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