Chess is a fun, engaging game that kids love to play! People with skills in chess are ready to conquer complex problems in the personal lives and futures careers. Learning chess improves your ability to think rationally, helps develop patience and thoughtfulness, increases cognitive skills, and much more.
In our program, we’ve seen firsthand students work hard, concentrate, and commit to develop innovative strategies in the game while developing a competitive yet sportsmanlike spirit. This all happens while they have a great time having fun in the class.
Every game of chess is a puzzle. Playing the game requires students to exercise their problem solving abilities on-the-fly, be patient, and think creatively.
Chess has been studied to be correlated with higher academic achievement, particularly in mathematics and other STEM fields.
Practicing chess forces kids to control their impulses, plan ahead, delay gratification, and be responsible for their actions.
Every move has a consequence, and considering how your opponent will react to every move builds up your strategic thinking abilities.
NEW! Online Learning
Due to the effects of COVID-19, we are proud to introduce online learning as an option for students this year. You can find out more on our dedicated online learning page in the menu above.
After School Program
The after school program has been reviewed and refined for over 12 years, and it effectively serves over 400 kids each semester. Students walk out having furthered their knowledge of chess in a fun and innovative way without ever leaving campus. Enrichment Chess operates in many public schools across the cities of Plano, Frisco, Richardson, and McKinney.
Enrichment Chess camps are an immersive and intense week-long program where students sharpen chess skills and practice their understanding with other students. We are proud to offer camps at Plano Sports Authority.
Enrichment Chess is not just for afterschool anymore. Let us bring the game of chess to you - young, old or somewhere in-between - chess is a timeless game that has been around since 570 AD. Think about that! Our events are highly customizable so let us build the perfect option for you that may include lessons and coloring books (so relaxing even for adults!) and more. Pick a package and let's create your event with add-ons and options:
Pawn Promotion Package
A fun learning experience for all ages! Have Enrichment Chess come to you and learn the piece movement and opening moves of the game. Getting together with a trusted group of friends becomes educational and fun with chess! $180 includes 5 chess sets for game play for up to 10 people for 90 minutes (Additional sets $12). Prices valid until 12/31/2020 Suggested activity for a wide range of chess knowledge. There will be a coach to open the event with an overview of piece movement, strategy and opening moves.
A fun event for all age groups! Chess comes to life with 2' pieces great for team play. Kids can confer and decide on their next move together and walk all the way around the board. Is it a birthday party? Let the guest of honor be one of the pieces! $200 includes one Giant Chess sets (9'X9' board) and play for up to 10 people for 90 minutes (Additional players $15) $250 includes large 16' X 16' board Prices valid until 12/31/2020 Suggested activity for groups where some of the kids are familiar with chess. There will be a quick demonstration and on-going monitoring during game play for correct piece movement.
Grand Master Package
Who says you can't have it all? You may not be a chess grand master but you will still have fun! The deluxe package is for a fun-filled afternoon and includes activity for everyone. With lessons, on-going instruction throughout the event and an opportunity to play Giant Chess, you will learn, laugh and have fun! $300 includes 5 chess sets, 9'X9' Giant Chess and instruction for up to 12 people for 2 hours (Additional players $15) $350 includes the large 16'X16' board Prices valid until 12/31/2020
See our innovative classes in action! Click below to watch videos of our students - we suggest starting with “What is Enrichment Chess?”
Classes fill up quickly! Register your child today to secure their spot!