The After-School Chess Program at PS 6

September 13, 2023 – January 26, 2024. Enrollment now open!

There are more sessions in the 2023-24 calendar!

Chess & Education has a long standing chess tradition at PS6 – since 1992!

Our chess program uses an interactive and hands-on approach for students to learn chess. Students participate in fun and engaging activities that allow them to learn and improve with the game of chess using fun and effective strategies.

The program is open to grades K-5. Each class has a Student/Coach ratio of 1:16 or better! All classes have 1 coach and 1 assistant.

The program tuition includes a friendly chess tournament and an award ceremony at the conclusion of the semester. Space is limited, enroll in advance.

Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Levels

Chess classes take place in school classrooms, with students assigned to groups based on their chess experience. Getting to know the children is especially important for the placement process. Careful thought and consideration goes into these decisions to ensure that all students get the most out of their chess education. Each semester concludes with a ‘Chessplayer Awards Day’.

Chess at PS 6: First Semester 2023-24 Calendar

After School Classes are held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30–5:00 pm.

Note: The new 5:00pm dismissal is for parents that need to pick up their children later, however, students can be picked up earlier and parents should reach out and let us know the pick up time that would work best for their child.

Fall Semester calendar below:

  • Wednesdays: Sept. 13, 20, 27; Oct. 04, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 01, 08, 15, 29; Dec. 06, 13, 2023; Jan. 03, 10, 17, 24, 2024
  • Fridays: Sept. 15, 22, 29; Oct. 06, 13, 20, 27; Nov. 03, 10, 17; Dec. 01, 08, 15, 2023; Jan. 05, 12, 19, 26, 2024
  • No Sessions on Nov. 22 & 24 Thanksgiving Recess


Enrollment: This is a fee based program. To enroll in the first semester of the school year 2023-24, please complete the enrollment form found on our online registration page. Space is limited, please register in advance. Spots will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.


Have questions about current and upcoming semesters? Feel free to reach out via email.

Chess and Education, a 501(c)(3)
Contact: Mrs. Martinez