Chess Scholars was founded in 2001 in the Chicago area, and 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 three hundred schools and community centers. Over 22,000 children attended our programs during the 2014-15 school year.
We take pride in using the best instructors, who are not only very strong players, but also experienced and dedicated teachers. Our instruction is always structured so as to ensure our students’ fastest growth as well as their enjoyment of chess. Chess Scholars’ instructors have trained several scholastic Illinois State Champions. More importantly, we have instilled the love of chess into hundreds and hundreds of children, enhancing their academic and social skills.