Development of Chess

The Mechanics' Institute Chess Club is the oldest chess club in the United States and has a rich history and legacy. Our goal for our enrichment program is to inspire students to play and develop while making learning fun. We will create positive team dynamics in the classroom to support learning at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Our students learn to improve their chess, but they also learn valuable life lessons such as sportsmanship, learning from mistakes, and winning and losing with grace.

PLEASE NOTE: All classes are held within school buildings, unless otherwise noted. The Parks and Recreation Department, class instructors, and school administration are not responsible for bringing children to class. Please enroll your children early to avoid cancellations.

Early dismissal the week of 2/10-2/14 for all schools is 1:30 pm. Classes will begin at 1:40 pm for that week. No classes the week of Ski Week, 2/17-2/21.

Age Range: 6th-8th