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See why The Knight School is so effective at teaching kids and having a blast.

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The Knight School Chess Team is your school's official chess team and chess party. The Knight School's approach has had amazing success—winning multiple state championships—because our unique and unprecedented educational philosophy, “the chess party,” is the perfect way to transform a complete beginner into a devastating chess machine.



Are you looking for an after school chess program that offers an amazing combination of chess lessons, laughter, and fun chess tournaments for kids? Welcome to The Knight School!

In this kid-centered classroom environment, we teach our kids every cool trick, strategy, opening, and tactic in chessdom and our kids soon learn to love and master chess and to masterfully control their classrooms, sports fields, and home lives as well!


Literally every one of our chess classes opens with this question: “Welcome to the Knight School: How do you feel?” The kids respond in a roar with our school battle cry: “GREAT COACH!” A chess school with a deafening battle cry every single chess class? Yep. Welcome to The Knight School.


Our chess kids academy is absolutely unique in that it actually prioritizes learning chess third, after good sportsmanship, which is paramount, and fun, which is indispensable! But don’t worry, this counterintuitive philosophy actually provides the very best approach to genuinely becoming devastating at chess. True mastery of the chess board, like dance, soccer, and everything else, can take years and years of applied practice. Our safe and intensely exciting classroom environments are the perfect atmosphere to motivate kids to stay in chess long enough to get better and better at chess over time, and to ultimately become practically unbeatable. What we mean by that is that at a long weekend of state championship play our veterans can lose some chess games, but at a weekend slumber party or an adult soiree when they are challenged by a swaggering, overconfident adult, their attack is lightning-fast, hilariously destructive of their opponent, and literally in many instances breathtaking. This is what we want for our kids, and this is what many, many of them achieve.

And we are proud of the wide array of venues in which we offer this exciting approach. We offer online chess classes for kids, as well as an exciting week-long chess summer camp. Whatever the class format, though, our goal is always to instill impeccable sportsmanship in an environment akin to an amusement park or a spectacular birthday party while creating true chess experts. We even play “Chess Ninja,” our compelling dramatic game in which kids try to discover which kid is the “Chess Ninja,” which means a secretly-selected winker charged with winking at the whole class before they are discovered! This game has prizes, powerful social interaction, suspense, and screaming pratfalls! We know, right? If you are looking for grandpaw’s silent, snooty, mandatory-chess-notation library, this is not the place. But if you are after a children’s chess club that will keep kids excited until the muse shows up with their chess epiphany, welcome to The Knight School! How do you feel?

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