New York Scholastic Chess Club offers curriculum chess and after-school programs to schools, private lessons for groups and individuals, host tournaments and run chess camps during school breaks. Our programs are tailored to students ranging from absolute beginner to national champions.
Some of our recent accolades include:
-2021 3rd grade team national championship
-2022 K-5 national team champions
-2022 K-5 National individual co-champion
-2022 Girls U10 national team champions
-2022 2nd grade national individual champion (the only girl to win a championship in grades K-12)
-2023 NY State K-5 team champions
-2023 K-6 national team champions
-2023 Pan American U8 individual champion
-Multiple top 5 places both individually and in teams.
-Multiple students to represent the US in the world youth championships.
Founder Ivan Dirkx's experience playing top-level scholastic chess in New York City means NYSCC has unique insight into the needs of our students.