chess in schools
Chess has repeatedly been shown to improve problem-solving; grow dendrites in the brain; and increase creativity, spatial thinking, memory, and concentration. Like sports, it can teach discipline, sportsmanship, and build self-confidence. For these reasons, we would love to eventually bring chess study and play to every school in Greater Indianapolis possible!
Looking to register your child for an existing school chess program?
Harriet Tubman - Herron Prep (open)
After School, Before School, or Lunch Chess
It can be easy to partner with Indy Chess to make chess an extracurricular activity! We currently partner with many schools to offer either a weekly afterschool club with instruction and play, or a lunch/recess option one day each week.
If you provide the space, we can provide the supplies and instruction! How is it funded? Any of three ways:
We recruit a volunteer coach (if school qualifies);
We get sponsorships to cover a paid coach's stipend;
We charge a fee to students when we sign them up.
For all coaches, we provide background checks, monthly presentation of lesson plans, and classroom management training from teachers! Contact us to learn more...
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- Multiple DatesTue, Dec 05IndianapolisDec 05, 2023, 6:15 PM – 9:30 PMIndianapolis, 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA
- Sun, Dec 17St. Monica School (Enter Door 15)Dec 17, 2023, 1:45 PM – 6:00 PMSt. Monica School (Enter Door 15), 6131 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46228, USA
- Thu, Dec 28St. Thomas Aquinas School (Bethany Room)Dec 28, 2023, 9:00 AM – Dec 29, 2023, 12:00 PMSt. Thomas Aquinas School (Bethany Room), 4600 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
- Thu, Jan 04St. Thomas Aquinas School (Bethany Room)Jan 04, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jan 05, 2024, 12:00 PMSt. Thomas Aquinas School (Bethany Room), 4600 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA