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Weekly chess courses

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Chess4kids offers high-quality educational chess courses for children between 4 and 15 years of age, which are conducted by experienced, competent coaches and enable children to learn the secrets of chess through play.

Course levels range from beginner to advanced. Depending on your child’s level of knowledge and development, we will find the optimal course for your child that is fun, with lots of games and learning. Short learning units alternate with playful tasks and chessercizes. The final assignment takes place after a consultation or a free trial lesson.

Children enjoying the chess class

About the weekly chess courses

The classes for children take place Monday through Friday, and at some locations we offer classes on Saturday as well.The children attend one lesson of 60 minutes per week. Day and time of the class are defined by the age and chess experience of the child and the available time you chose beforehand.

Our courses are provided in small groups by professional and experienced chess trainers in order to guarantee the very best and effective training quality for the children. We teach all levels of kids no matter if beginners or professional players.

The Chess4Kids weekly courses are built on 12 test levels

Our step-by-step structure of the chess academy

At the end of each semester, the children have the opportunity to take a placement test to measure their progress. The content of the test varies depending on the course level. There are 12 test levels that the children can master little by little. These are made up of 6 basic levels and 6 expert levels. After reaching a test level, the children receive a certificate.

Chess boards and clocks and training materials are available at no extra cost. We also offer PC-exercise stations at the school which are set-up with various children’s chess programs.

Semester fees and cancellation conditions

The price for a child is 700.00 CHF per semester. Newly registered children that start later during semester pay a reduced fee. The reduction is 30 CHF per missed class of the semester. The semesters are based on the local cantonal school semesters. The winter semester starts after summer vacation and lasts until sport vacation. The summer semester starts after sport vacation and ends at the beginning of the summer semester. This includes one lesson per week in a small group of a similar age and experience level of other children. All learning materials are included. Siblings receive a 20% discount on tuition from the 2nd child. For every friend you bring to a weekly lesson and who registers bindingly for the semester course in the same semester, you will receive a voucher for CHF 30 for your next course. There are NO classes during the holidays. Instead we will offer exciting half and full day chess camps.

Why Chess4Kids? See for yourself...

Here you see the semester dates:

Children at a chess game in a weekly class
Canton Zürich
Winter Semester 21.8.23 - 10.2.24
Summer Semester 26.2.24 - 13.7.24


Have we aroused your interest and would you like to do a free trial lesson? Then send us an application for a free trial lesson for your child. Trial lessons are only possible on request and by appointment.

Have you or your child already had a trial lesson and did your child enjoy it? Then we warmly welcome you to our chess school. You are welcome to fill out the definitive registration form online..

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Cancellations of semester courses must be submitted in writing by 31 May (for the winter semester) or 20 December (for the summer semester) by email to info@chess4kids.ch. Withdrawal is only possible at the end of the semester by written notification to the school management (by post or email: info@chess4kids.ch). Otherwise the membership and thus the payment obligation is extended by one semester. In case of cancellation after the beginning of the semester, no refund of the paid amount is possible or the course fee remains due 100 percent.

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