Chess is a tool that helps students develop life skills such as concentration, self-discipline, critical thinking, and social interaction. Our dedicated and caring chess teachers provide students with techniques that help them maintain a positive and optimistic mindset while dealing with challenges on and off the chess board.

    While having fun, learning about and playing the game of chess, children establish within themselves a calm understanding of successful behavior and thinking patterns that will resonate throughout their whole lives.

    Academically, children who play chess improve their math and reading skills. Chess helps children discover the process of logic and of cause and effect. Chess encourages children to make connections about the visual/spatial geometric aspect of chess with the sequential (move by move) aspect and integrate it with the rules and regulations of the game (similar to solving math problems).
Below is information on studies that reveal the academic benefits of chess. 

  • In a Texas study, non-honors elementary students who participated in a school chess club showed twice the improvement of non-chess players in Reading and Mathematics between 3rd and 5th grades on the Texas Assessment of Academic skills.
  • In A New Brunswick, Canada, study, using 437 5th graders split into three groups, the addition of chess to the math curriculum, found increased gains in math problem-solving and comprehension proportionate to the amount of chess in the curriculum.
  • The State of New Jersey passed a bill legitimizing chess as a unit of instruction within the elementary school curriculum. A quote from the bill states: "In countries where chess is offered widely in schools, students exhibit excellence in the ability to recognize complex patterns and consequently excel in math and science..."

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