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.
At the most recent Grade Nationals in 2021, the Anderson School won the 3rd grade team national championship and our 4th graders came in 2nd place.
Our girls were National Champions in the u10 Girls Chess Championships in Chicago in 2022.
Our students won the K-5 Championship section at Elementary school nationals in 2022, as well as multiple top 5 team finishes.
We also had the co-national champion in the K-5 Championship section.
Founder / Manager Ivan Dirkx's experience playing top-level scholastic chess in New York City means NYSCC has unique insight into the needs of our students.