Founded in 2001 in the Chicago area, Chess Scholars is dedicated to providing professional group and individual chess instruction to children in grades K-8 nationwide. Chess Scholars has been featured in the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Herald. Currently, we serve over eight hundred schools and community centers. Over 30,000 children attended our programs during the 2018-19 school year.

We take pride in our dedicated and responsible instructors, who are provided with a curriculum and thorough training to ensure our students’ rapid growth. In addition to providing a fun and enriching classroom environment, our instructors are trained to handle safety procedures such as attendance and dismissal. Chess Scholars’ instructors have trained several scholastic Illinois State Champions. More importantly, we have instilled the love of chess into thousands of children, enhancing their academic and social skills.

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