Fun, engaging chess classes for ages 3+

Choose a level

Our classes feature the same fun and engaging characters as the Story Time Chess award-winning board game and curriculum taught by world-class live tutors.

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1 hour class
Meets once per week for 10 weeks
$25 per learner per class

Choose your child's level and age

Level 1

Piece + Game Mechanics

  • Chess Basics - Intro Level
  • Topics include: How pieces move, what they like to do, their relationship to each other
  • All taught through storytelling in the wonderful world of Chesslandia!

Level 2

Strategy + Planning

  • Learner should already know how pieces move
  • Topics include: How to play a full game, what sequences to use in the beginning, and how to make an effective plan.
  • All taught through storytelling in the wonderful world of Chesslandia!

Level 3

Piece Valuation + Sportsmanship

  • Learner should already know how pieces move + basic strategy
  • Topics include: piece valuation, even and uneven material exchanges, and grit - the benefit of being strong after winning/losing.
  • All taught through storytelling in the wonderful world of Chesslandia!

About Story Time Chess

Cast of characters

Story Time Chess gets kids playing and loving chess through storytelling, starting at the surprising age of three. We have been working to equip children with learning tools and life skills since 2006.

From tutoring chess in-home and in schools to releasing our innovative board game, our approach and cast of characters have been on the forefront of early childhood chess education.

Testimonials

Live classes taught by fun, engaging tutors

Aaron

Aaron

Adam

Adam

Adrienne

Adrienne

Alana

Alana

Alex

Alex

Alex

Alex

Alexis

Alexis

Alicia

Alicia

Alyssa

Alyssa

Ana

Ana

Andy

Andy

Aubie

Aubie

Blake

Blake

Brian

Brian

Brian

Brian

Caitlin

Caitlin

Campbell

Campbell

Carlos

Carlos

Caroline

Caroline

Chad

Chad

Chauncy

Chauncy

Chevez

Chevez

Chris

Chris

Chris

Chris

Clara

Clara

Clayton

Clayton

Courtney

Courtney

Dacey

Dacey

Dave

Dave

Dianna

Dianna

We utilize a unique cast of characters, in fun and interactive stories; children progressively learn to play chess. Our stories focus on why chess pieces move in their own unique ways and are supported by activities that cement chess knowledge in your child’s mind.

Register now for small group classes led by our inspiring team of New York City based instructors

Students learn through fun and engaging stories featured in Story Time Chess: The Game and beyond

Our 45-minute lessons are perfect for students wishing to learn the basics and build confidence–on and off the board

Parents stay in the loop, too! We send you engagement emails after every class so you can keep up with your student’s progress

Our best-in-class educators are passionate about what they do, and it shows! Join now and have your student playing and loving chess in no time

Testimonial

“Fantastic. I am absolutely shocked by how well this works online.”
- Parent