Saturday mornings 10:00 am - 11:30 am for students in kindergarten through sixth grade
Free parking at the Cameron Street municipal lot, a block away

Chess Kids


Chess Kids

For Placement Only

Chess Kids started September 30.
Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:30 from the end of September until the end of April

At the Elizabeth House
1400 Fenwick Lane
Silver Spring, Maryland
Three blocks from Silver Spring Metro (red line)
Free parking at the Cameron Street Municipal Lot

Chess Kids is a structured program to learn and play chess for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. All children from absolute beginners to advanced players are welcome! Click here for the schedule.

The Center invites children K-6 to the Center for fun-filled mornings of chess. Our program divides the children by age and ability to keep the children engaged and so that none are intimidated. Our teacher to student ratio is typically about 1:10. Those who know the rules play games and receive lessons about the strategy of chess. Those who are learning the rules receive even more attention. Unlike our school-based programs, children have the opportunity to play with others from all the schools in the region, not just their own, gaining a wider pool of competitors and friends.

Students register for 4-week sessions. The fees for each four-week session are $30 for members of the U.S. Chess Center, $50 for non-members. Center membership dues are $60 per year. Scholarships are available for all who need them.

Players may register on the first Saturday of each four-week session.