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Chess Classes for Kids That Prepare Them for Life

Whether your child is new to chess or striving to becoming a Grandmaster, our curriculum & coaches will meet them where they're at with fun chess classes.

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Our promise to you

In every program your child will...

graduation cap logoLEARN LIFE SKILLS

We want your child to be prepared for life’s challenges by teaching them to learn from mistakes, set goals, & work better together.

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We want your child to experience success in their chess development and what it feels like to work hard and get a win.

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Oftentimes fun can be taken for granted, but our team is intentional about making chess fun so that your child learns with a smile!

Put your
worries aside...

Your child has what it takes to achieve what ever they set their mind to. Sometimes they need a fun way to discover and unlock that potential. We’re here to help.

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Your child can:

  • white checkmark iconLearn how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • white checkmark iconPlan ahead
  • white checkmark iconLearn from mistakes
  • white checkmark iconThink about consequences for choices
  • white checkmark iconAchieve their chess goals

Learn Chess The Right Way
While Having Fun

The cognitive benefits of chess are as well-known as Bobby Fisher and the Queen’s Gambit on Netflix – But how difficult is it to learn chess? At Chess4Life, we believe that if chess is taught the right way, it is a fun & engaging game that can help kids develop important skills like focus, sportsmanship, respect, and planning!

Our carefully designed curriculum is built by National Master Elliott Neff and our team of coaches to empower your child to think about the best move in any position while avoiding bad habits. We genuinely care about your child and how they learn chess and guarantee that if you or your child are not happy with our program, we will make it right or give you your money back.

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Curriculum Development
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in Chess Programs
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National Champions
Chess camps

Chess camps

Starting at

Weekly Chess Camps
(Money Back Guarantee)
  • checkmark iconLive, engaging lessons & practice during school breaks
  • checkmark iconMultiple skill groups offered weekly
  • checkmark iconLessons plus tournament practice daily
Premium Chess Classes

Premium Chess Classes

Starting at

Billed monthly
(Money Back Guarantee)
  • checkmark iconSmall class sizes with dedicated Coach
  • checkmark iconIndividualized progress tracked on digital Achievement Chart
  • checkmark iconCurriculum developed to build problem-solving skills
  • checkmark iconGraduate through six levels of chess mastery
  • checkmark iconWeekly classes meet for 1 hour including tournament practice
  • checkmark iconOnline Nationwide or In-Person in Issaquah & Bellevue, WA
Chess Tournaments

Chess Tournaments

Starting at

Per Participant
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  • checkmark iconNWRS-Rated Tournament hosted weekly
  • checkmark iconPlayers paired with similarly skilled opponents
  • checkmark iconLive coach game analysis offered

Don’t invest in chess training that teaches your child bad habits...

Learn chess with healthy habits and sign up for a chess class they’ll actually love.

Life skills through Chess

How Kids Learn
Life Skills Through Chess

Learn about the 10 Life Skills we incorporate into chess curriculum, as well as how you can teach and track these skills at home!


Life Skills Explained

Learn the definition of developing respect, planning, a Better Together and Always Improve attitudes in daily life.


Learn Through Chess

Learn how the Chess4Life curriculum can help players develop these skills naturally as they learn and play chess at all levels.


Gauge Your Child's Progress

Each life skill section offers tracking for your child’s current demonstration of skills and identifies areas of improvement.

Increase your chess rating

Increase Your
Chess Rating

Learn how to increase your chess rating by mastering these powerful skills that can benefit players on and off the chessboard!


Guided Plan to Improve Skill & Rating

Our curriculum is always designed to meet students where they are at in their learning. Fill out a detailed goal-setting guide to begin.


7 Key Focus Areas Outlined

We’ve identified targeted areas for improvement for all chess players, including skills beyond the chess board & learn common gaps for each.


Detailed Improvement Tips & Tracking

Players track their current skill in each focus area and then utilize detailed tips to improve their performance.

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