The School Program teaches chess in approximately 48 elementary and middle schools annually in New York City public schools. The schools participating in the program are primarily schools that receive Title I Funding. Each school participating in the School Program is assigned a Chess in the Schools trained instructor. In each participating school, the School Program generally has two components: classroom instruction and an after-school chess club. In the program year 2020-2021, we will teach a total of approximately 6,000 elementary and junior high school students chess. Due to COVID-19 all classroom and club lessons have been held online via DOE Zoom or DOE Google Meet.
Interested in having your school participate in the School Program? Apply to be on the Chess in the Schools Wait-list.