Lights, Camera, Action at CIS! Read this Interview with our new video’s creator


This year, Cohlie Brocato, Creative Director of Ticking Clock, a boutique creative agency and full-service film & digital media production company, joined the CIS Advisory Board and was enlisted to…

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Alumni Spotlight: Justin Lee


Justin is a senior at Harvard University, majoring in Economics with a secondary in Statistics. He is a winner of a 2019 Marshall Scholarship that he will use to pursue…

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CIS Tournament Program News


The past few months have been particularly busy in the chess world, but November was the busiest and most exciting month! CIS had the 2018 Veterans’ Day Tournament at PS…

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2018-2019 CIS Tournament Preview


Chess in the Schools (CIS) will run 25 FREE chess tournaments this school year! CIS continues to run some of  the largest scholastic tournaments in the country.  With seven sections…

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CIS Launches Chess KnightClub


Chess in the Schools recently held our first-ever Chess KnightClub at our new offices on the 22nd floor of 520 Eighth Avenue. With over 40 attendees, there was non-stop chess,…

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Chess in the Schools Dominates US Amateur East Championship


Chess in the Schools (CIS) sent 34 college bound students along with 3 staff members to the 2018 US Amateur East Championship over the Memorial Day Weekend.  The well organized…

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Chess in the Schools at the HS and EL Nationals


While the majority of Chess in the Schools (CIS) programs participated in the 2018 Junior Nationals in Atlanta, GA, two schools opted for the High School Nationals in Columbus, OH,…

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Chess in the Schools 2018 Career Fair


On Thursday, May 10th, Chess in the Schools hosted a Career Fair for over sixty College Bound students.  Students were treated to a great information session and Q & A…

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Nearly 300 students participated in the 21st Annual Cullman Rookie Tournament


On Saturday, May 5, 2018, nearly 300 students from 36 NYC schools, participated in the 21st Annual Cullman Rookie Tournament at PS 11M.  The tournament was split into two sections;…

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Chess in the Schools College Bound Program Profiled in ChessLife!


The May issue of ChessLife Magazine has an article in it entitled “Chess Changing Academic Trajectories: How chess can alter students’ education goals.” by Alexey Root that profiles the CIS…

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