PS 230 Chess Club & Team:

Program Vision:


From complete beginners to advancing tournament players our goal is that all PS 230 players can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess. Our PS 230 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)

Approximate class groupings:

  • Kings - 400 + USCF

  • Queens - U 400 USCF with a eye towards competition

  • Knights - Social developmental play

  • Pawns - Kindergarten, introductory coaching & play

Program Rates: 

  • Semester - $400 Fall semester

  • Late pick up 5:00 - 6:00 pm - $100 (optional)

  • If you need a one time late pick-up please email and provide $20 at pick-up.

* Each PS 230 program member will receive a team shirt and also a gold membership

10% sibling discount - use code: sibling

Financial assistance available, email

Thursday Chess Club & Team

Fall Semester: October 4th - January 30th

  • October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

  • November 1st, 8th, 29th

  • December 6th, 13th, 20th

  • January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Spring 2019 Semester February 7th - June 31st

  • February 7th, 14th, 28th

  • March 7th, 14th (PTC), 21st, 28th

  • April 4th, 11th, 18th

  • May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd 30th

  • June 13th 20th

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 230. Pickup will occur at 5 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 230 will have a weekly opening meeting, where past weeks success is recognized, the upcoming events are emphasized and expectations and team spirit is reinforced.

Program leadership will ensure a single thread of PS 230 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. 

Team Competitions:

Our PS 230 Team will compete at local, City, State & National competitions.

Contact Your PS 230 Team Coaches:

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