Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily! Studies have found that chess helps improve test results in reading, science, and math, and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior including self esteem, respect for others, patience, and good sportsmanship.
Berkeley Chess School offers intermediate and advanced chess instruction at Country Club Elementary School, 7534 Blue Fox Way, San Ramon, CA 94583. The class is 1.5 hours long, followed by one round of an optional, rated tournament between 7:00 and 8:00. All players in the tournament must be current members of the US Chess Federation. You can join or renew on our website at
For siblings, the first child is full price; additional siblings are half price. Please note that this program does not have a Novice class.
Kindergarteners who already play chess may be considered on a provisional basis. Please call our office, 510-843-0150.