The focus is to teach children how to start playing, or to reinforce basic rules and understanding they may have already received. The class will also introduce elements of basic tactics (captures, but also forks, pins etc.), and strategy, as well as how to deliver simpler checkmates. Geared towards younger kids.


Taught by the International Chess Academy

The ICA was founded with the aim of providing chess instruction and chess seminars at all levels and to a variety of audiences. Chess is a complex game of strategy that incorporates elements of art, science, and sports. Studying chess disciplines the mind, and develops logical thinking and abstract reasoning skills that help a person well beyond the chess board. The aim of our Chess Program is to teach chess to children of all school ages and of different abilities. High-level instruction in addition to supervised play will be provided to students of all levels. Emphasis is on achieving excellence, enhance problem solving, logical reasoning skills, creativity and forging lifelong friendships!


Dates: 10 Classes on 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

Note: No Class on President’s Day 2/18


Capacity: 6-14 students


MONDAY AFTERNOON: Beginner Chess (3-5)