The After-School Chess Program at PS 6

January 31, 2024 – June 26, 2024. Enrollment now open.

There are more sessions in the Spring 2024 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: Spring 2024 Calendar

After School Classes are held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:25–5:00 pm.

Note: Dismissal is at 5:00pm sharp.

Spring Semester 2024 Calendar:

  • Wednesdays: January 31; February 7, 14, 28; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 17; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 26, 2024
  • Fridays: February 2, 9, 16; March 1, 8, 15, 22; April 5, 12, 19; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 14, 21, 2024
  • DOE School Closure Dates (No After School): Feb. 19-23, Midwinter Recess, schools closed; March 29 Good Friday schools closed; Wednesday April 10 Eid al-Fitr, schools closed; April 22–26 Spring Recess (including Passover), schools closed; Friday June 7 Clerical Day; schools closed; Wednesday June 19 Juneteenth, schools closed


Enrollment: This is a fee based program. To enroll in the 2024 Spring Semester, 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. Enrollment is complete once your payment has been received. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee per semester/per student added to the tuition cost. This registration fee is waived if payment by check or e-check is made prior to the payment deadline.


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

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