PS 199



We are excited to announce that NYSCC will be running chess curriculum classes at PS 199 on the Upper West Side for all 2nd, 3rd, 4th and now 5th graders!

Students will learn the basics of chess including:

  • rules
  • strategies
  • tactics

as well as build off knowledge they already have about chess.

Chess is an incredible tool to help increase a child's focus, concentration and ability to problem solve: numerous studies have shown an increase in standardized test scores among students who take a weekly curriculum chess class. We hope that our chess program will help the students of PS 199 reach their full potential.

After School Program: Fall Semester 2017

We are thrilled to announce our first afterschool chess program at PS 199.
The afterschool program has classes for all levels ranging from absolutely beginner to tournament players.
Limit 60 students and will be on a first come first serve basis.
Only open to 1st-5th graders.

Dates for the Fall 2017 semester are listed below:

Wednesday (14 Classes):
Sept 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25,
Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20

Classes run from 3:00pm-4:45pm.

Snack will be provided. 

* Scholarships will be available to families who receive free school lunch.

* Late Pick-Up will be available until 6:00pm. $1 will be charged for every minute after 6pm and billed at end of semester.
Individual day for late pick-up is $10 per day.

*Early Registration* Until 6/28
Once the semester begins each class will be prorated for registering mid-semester.


For more information about this exciting opportunity, please email us at or give us a call at (917) 518-1384.