• Registration for Fall 2016 classes now being accepted!

  • Why should children learn chess?


      Chess develops analytical, synthetic and decision-making skills that can be applied to real life.


      Chess encourages children learn to focus, plan, and persevere through challenges, building self-confidence.


      Chess enables the child to gain insights into the nature of competition which will help them in any competitive endeavor.

    • I have been extremely pleased with the way things are being run at Rocky Mount. I appreciate the promptness of your staff and their interactions with the students are positive. The coaches are so entertaining and instructional, great with the kids. Thank you for such a great program!

      Beth Peery
      Rocky Mount Elementary
    • Thank you AGAIN for sending us these terrific coaches. I cannot say enough about how wonderful, friendly, and energetic they are!! The kids had a terrific time! We appreciate all that you are doing!

      Julie McClelland
      Camp Creek Elementary
    • My daughter took your class last year. I do plan to sign her up again, but I also wanted to let you know what wonderful teachers you had there last year. They were wonderful and so patient with all the kids. They kept the class focused and on track. Even though the class was a good size, and they only met once a week, I could tell when they gave out trophies that they really had taken the time to know each child.

      Becky Fly
    • I just wanted to let you know how awesome Kid Chess is and how much our daughter has LOVED it this year. She started in January as a novice first grade player at school and then attended the camp at Findley Oaks this summer. She plans to continue in second grade this year — she absolutely loves Coach Keith and Coach AJ.

      Thanks for offering this awesome program,

      Mrs Crumbley
    • Our son LOVED the program last year. He attended the second session both semesters. We really saw improvement in his game and thought process by the end of the year. Coach Lee is awesome and so very patient with the students. He is very knowledgeable about chess and I appreciate that he guides younger players to “a better move” and explains a wrong move. We have already registered for this year. He is ready and waiting to begin.

      Amy Wade
      Nicholson Parent
    • As our school year now draws to a close, we are all busy preparing for a restful summer. In doing so, I wanted to make sure that you know how pleased we are that you chose to partner with us in educating children in our community. We are so thankful for your support and want you to know how much you are appreciated. We are looking forward to next year! Sincerely,

      Laura Russ
      Partners in Education
      Wilson Creek Elementary
    • Thank you for all the generous donations you’ve made this year to my committee. You’re a wonderful Partner in Education but you’re also a wonderful parent who truly supports our school. And I don’t just mean by making monetary donations. I’ve seen you and your family at many school events and you’re always willing to come out and play chess with the students. You’ve helped make Mountain View a better school and I appreciate everything you’ve done so much!

      Karen Marques
      Mountain View Elementary
    • We want to thank you for the outstanding presentation of chess to our Target students. Not only were our “experts” challenged, you kindled an interest in the game in some of the reluctant beginners. Mt. Bethel benefits greatly by having your chess program. Again, a sincere thank you.

      Madge Marks
      Target Teacher
      Mount Bethel Elementary School
  • Our programs bring the benefits of chess to children in a manner that is both engaging and fun.

    • Kid Chess® For Your School

      We have been teaching chess to kids in schools and in our Marietta East Cobb facility for several years. Learn more about our after school programs here.

    • Kid Chess® For Homeschool Groups

      Chess is extremely popular amongst home school students with hundreds of home schoolers participating in the Atlanta area. Learn more about our homeschool programs here.

    Our unique staffing approach utilizes the talents of both tournament chess players and educators.

    At Kid Chess®, kids come first. We are a child centered program with highly qualified and experienced chess coaches. Our instructors are among an elite group chosen for their chess playing ability as well as their ability to work with children, parents, and schools, and each instructor must pass in-depth background checks.

    Meet the Kid Chess team!

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    This is the place to come to learn about chess, play chess, and have some fun along the way! Let's get started!


    Learn about and practice piece movement and your checkmating skills in our “Kid Chess® Fun House.” Watch one of our videos on openings and tactics. Try out the Knight’s Tour! Test yourself on what you’ve learn with our “Kid Chess® Evaluator”
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  • Kid Chess® For Your School

    Nine out of Ten of the Top Elementary Schools in Atlanta have Chess Programs.

  • Be a part of the largest chess instructional program in the Southeast

    Playing chess has proven to help students enhance their creativity, improve their power of concentration, develop and expand critical thinking skills, boost memory and retention, and achieve superior academic performance.

  • ben26Additionally, chess has been shown to augment problem-solving capabilities, provide cultural enrichment, advance intellectual maturity, and enhance self-esteem. We know that these are qualities that school administrators, parents, and teachers desire for their students. For additional information and supporting research, please click here.

  • Learn more about our after school programs.

  • Contact Us

    • Postal Address

      1855 Piedmont Road
      Suite 100
      Marietta, GA 30066-4271

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 770-575-5802

    • Business Hours

      Monday – Friday
      9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Closed weekends and some holidays