PS 10 Chess Club & Team:




  • All Girls State Championships, K/3 U600 - 4th Place

  • State Championship Competitors

  • USCF National Championship Competitors


Program Vision:

From complete beginners to advancing tournament players our goal is that all PS 10 players can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess. Our PS 10 Team will prepare for local, City, State & National Competitions.

Players are matched into groups based on skill, interest level & age. This allows coaches to identify and create the right training environment for each player (complete beginner - advanced competitors).

ICN class groupings (subject to change based on program enrollment):

  • Rooks: 400+ USCF

  • Bishops: U400 USCF & players with an eye towards competition

  • Knights: Advancing Tournament players

  • Pawns: K-1, introductory coaching & play

Program Rates:

  • Wednesday Chess Club & Team: $510 per semester

  • Wednesday Chess Club & Team + Tuesday Team Practice: $925 per semester

  • Optional Late pick up 5:00 - 6:00 pm: $159 per semester

  • If you need a one time late pick-up, please email and provide the coach in charge $20 at pick-up.

10% sibling discount, use code: sibling

Financial assistance available: email

*Each PS 10 program member will receive a team shirt and also a gold membership

Wednesday Chess Club & Team

Fall 2019 Semester: September 18th - January 29th

  • September 18th, 25th

  • October 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th

  • November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

  • December 4th, 11th, 18th

  • January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Players will meet in the cafeteria directly after-school for a light snack and class groupings. Lessons and play will take place in classrooms onsite at PS 10. Pickup will occur at 5:00 PM in the cafeteria. 

Lateral movements will occur, as we experiment with class grouping and activities to identify the optimal training opportunities for our players. Players will be promoted throughout the season as coaches feel fit. 

A high emphasis on participation, engagement and self-study will be placed on our team groups. 

PS 10 will have a weekly opening meeting, where past week’s success is recognized, the upcoming events are emphasized and expectations and team spirit is reinforced.

Program leadership will ensure a single thread of PS 10 team spirit and standards in each class. Coaches will get to know each player in the program and be able to speak on each ones strengths and weaknesses as their relationship with the program evolves over time.

We want each player in our weekly training to feel connected to the program and enjoy pride in the program. Recognizing collective success is encouraged and serves as inspiration to players from all classes and groups.

* Even as we continue to grow our program and competitive team, there remains the opportunity for more social, less competitive play as well.

We will continue to welcome all students and find the right balance for each and every one. We want everyone to engage with the chess program at their comfort level, where the entire student body can enjoy the great benefits of this incredible game.

*Each PS 10 program member will receive a team shirt and also a gold membership

Tuesday Team Practice

Please note that in-order to maintain the vibrancy and success of our Wednesday Chess Club & Team we are asking that Tuesday Team Practice is done only in addition to our Wednesday Chess Club & Team. 

*Tuesdays will be reserved for players interested in actively competing and representing PS 10 in tournament play. Pickup will occur at 5:00 PM in the cafeteria.

*Tuesdays are capped at 40 players.

*If you are unable to attend on Wednesday, please send us an email to request only Tuesday Chess afterschool.

Fall 2019: September 17th - February 11th

  • September 17th, 24th

  • October 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

  • November 12th, 19th, 26th

  • December 3rd, 10th, 17th

  • January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

  • February 4th, 11th

Team Competitions:

Our PS 10, Brooklyn Gladiators Team will compete at local, City, State & National competitions.

Contact Your PS 10 Coaching Team: