Chess Club is offered year round at Kent Gardens, with a fall registration and a spring registration.

Registration for the fall 2018 season closes September 24.

Where? Chess club meets in the Kent Gardens School Cafeteria.
When? Wednesdays after school 3:45 – 5:15 PM. The fall session starts Wednesday, September 26th and ends Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Please note that we are unable to schedule make-up sessions due to unscheduled school closings.
Who can join? Any Kent Gardens student in 2nd through 6th grades. Girls! Boys! New and experienced players!
Who will teach? Mr. David Mehler from the U.S. Chess Center will teach the club, organize games, and provide small group instruction to players of all experience levels.
What will we do? Mostly we will play chess. In addition, members will receive instruction in rules and strategy of chess in small groups.
How do I join? Register here. The fee for the fall 2018 session is $140 per child. No refunds after the first class.
Help needed! Chess Club is a very successful and popular program at Kent Gardens. Parent volunteers are needed!
Questions Cara Cline-Thomas ( or Cambra Donelson (

Why Play Chess?
Chess is great mental exercise for children…

  • First of all…Chess is fun!
  • Chess involves multi-level critical thinking.
  • Chess requires forethought and cultivates visualization skills.
  • Chess improves problem-solving skills.
  • Chess encourages children to overcome the fear of risk-taking.
  • Chess teaches concentration and self-discipline.
  • Chess enables children to assume responsibility for their decisions.
  • Chess rewards determination and perseverance.
  • Chess promotes good sportsmanship.
  • Chess encourages socialization skills that extend across cultures and generations.

* The U.S. Chess Center provides all chess instruction; however, parent volunteers are needed to assist in supervising the children. Parents do not need chess experience to help on Wednesdays from 3:45 – 5:15 pm. You will be emailed a schedule with your specific dates to volunteer.

**If child is picked up, they will await in the building, not at kiss and ride. Parents, guardians and caregivers are required to sign-out.


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