Our afterschool chess program serves as a companion program to our in-school chess instruction. It is designed for kids who want to learn and enjoy the game of chess and for more dedicated players who wish to learn advanced techniques and compete. Players that wish to compete will have the opportunity to attend 8-10 tournaments over the course of the school year, usually on a Saturday or Sunday in Brooklyn or Manhattan.


Open to Students K-5
Mondays & Thursdays (option to participate in one day or both)
2:45-4:45 PM (optional aftercare available until 6 PM for a fee)



  • Fall Semester Monday, September 16 - Monday, February 4

  • Spring Semester Monday,  February 10 - Monday, June 15

  • No classes on school holidays/ half-days


  • Fall Semester Thursday, September 19 - Thursday, January 23

  • Spring Semester Thursday,  January 30 - Thursday, June 18

  • No classes on school holidays / half-days!


Please note: Chess afterschool will be canceled on days when there is inclement weather and the Department of Education closes early and/or cancels afterschool events & programs.



One Semester

$400 / day

$700 / both days

Both Semesters

$700 / day

$1300 / both days


Available from 4:45- 6 pm for an additional $150/semester.
A small snack will be provided!  


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