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SchoolHouse Chess Information

Looking to Spark Strategic Learning?  You've come to the right place!

Welcome to the wonderful world of SchoolHouse Chess. 

The goal of SchoolHouse Chess is to teach chess to children in a fun and memorable way that will motivate them towards success as they progress. We begin by introducing children to the basic rules and strategies of the game of chess so they can enjoy playing and feel good about being able to play a “thinking” game.

Once children understand the basics, we begin to add concepts and build upon their core knowledge with more complex applications, always in a kid-friendly style. During the 6-week program, children learn the importance of developing a plan and that every move should have a purpose.

Students will learn the basics, including:

  • How to set up the chess board.
  • How the pieces move.
  • How to capture pieces.
  • How to check and checkmate.
We’ll also cover more advanced topics including the importance of material (having more pieces than one’s opponent), controlling the center, using all the chess pieces and protecting the King.  SchoolHouse Chess also relates chess skills to real life values and skills, including individuality, good sportsmanship, preparation, focus and teamwork.

Magnetic travel chess set
Silicone wristband
Reference sheets

Recommended for Grades 2 – 8.



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