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Chess lessons starting at age 3+

Chess At Three gets kids playing and loving chess through storytelling, starting at the surprising age of 3.

Chess At Three tells stories that transform the chess pieces into a memorable cast of characters. These characters have quirky qualities that help children understand how the chess pieces move.

Every Chess At Three lesson has a fun story that introduces children to important themes that go far beyond chess. Chess At Three students learn about sportsmanship, grit, and math, all through stories.

Chess At Three has certified tutors that bring our fun story filled lessons right to your home in: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and Hong Kong. Click here to get a Chess At Three tutor in your home or school.

Hundreds of pre-schools license Chess at 3’s online curriculum, reaching 1,000 of children each week. Click here to find more information about licensing the Chess at 3 Portal.

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In-Home Lessons

Available in New York, Chicago, LA, and Hong Kong
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"CHESS AT THREE HAS OUR TWO CHILDREN PLAYING AND LOVING CHESS! WE’RE PROUD TO HAVE IT IN OUR HOME, AND THINK EVERY CHILD SHOULD BE LEARNING CHESS AT THREE.”

– Hugh Jackman | Actor & Parent of 2

"Chess at Three is 100 percent responsible for my kids’ love of chess. We’ve had several teachers over the years; each has been wonderful and taught my kids so much. "

– Rebecca Raphael

"My seven years old twins took the chess lesson with the Chess At Three program for two years and by far I have to say it is the best chess program we've tried.

My kids are full of energy, hard to settle down, but once the chess lesson started they would learn to quiet down and concentrate. The teacher taught them step by step about the basics of chess, the strategy, and how to think ahead of time and logically. I am glad to see my kids not only learning about the basic chess rules but also thinking independently, figure out the problem by themselves. Definitely one of their favorite after school programs. I will recommend it to anyone if they ask for my opinion."

– Hua Zhong

“Thank you so much for making chess so much fun! He absolutely LOVES it.”

– Lauren Zucker

"Chess At Three is incredible! Our boys absolutely love the game and almost beg to play!. Our tutor makes it so fun and engaging for them it's the highlight of their week! I wish I had access to something like this when I was their age! We need chess at 30 and 40 too!"

– Elizabeth Shaoul

“Chess At Three is the best! We love having our tutor as part of our family life all this time”

– Natalia Macias

“Chess At Three is fantastic - my children can't wait for their lessons, our teacher is so warm, fun and engaging, and they are already beating me at chess!”

– Serena Steinberg

NYC Chess Club

Located on NYC's Upper East Side
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Why Chess at Three?

STRENGTHENS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

IMPROVES RETAIN TEST SCORES

INCREASES IQ

ENHANCES ARITHMETICAL SKILLS

HONES VERBAL SKILLS

SHARPENS CRITICAL THINKING

BOOSTS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

INSTILLS CONFIDENCE

From the blog

Introducing StoryTime Chess!

Chess At Three has been keeping some pretty exciting news under wraps. Over the past several months we have been working hard to develop a revolutionary, new chess game that will enable parents toteach their children how to play chess (or practice what they’ve been...

4 Lessons Chess Teaches

CHESS IS A CENTURIES OLD GAME AND, LIKE MANY THINGS THAT WITHSTAND THE TEST OF TIME, IT IS A GAME OF VIRTUE AND VALUE.  Chess teaches children invaluable lessons that will positively impact them both in school and at home. The game of chess teaches imperative life...

Press: World Magazine

Chess at Three is featured in an article by Emily Belz in World Magazine entitled Kings and Pawns which covers the World Chess Championship. Can children as young as 3 learn chess? Tyler Schwartz, the co-founder of Chess at 3 and a Christian, thinks so. Nine years ago...

“Seeing is believing: today I watched 3 and 4 year olds play chess...”

— ABC7 Eyewitness News, NYC

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