Chess4kids offers qualified educational chess courses for children 4 years up. Our children are taught by experienced chess coaches who introduce the children to the exciting world of chess through fun and play.
The cost of for one child is 660.00 CHF per semester (6 months). This includes one lesson per week in a small group with similar age and experience level of other children. All study materials are included.
Siblings receive a 20% discount on tuition. If your child starts at a later time, the fee will be reduced accordingly. In case of cancellations up to one week before starting date the fee will be charged by 50%, cancellations after the course start will be charged by 100%. The enrollement automatically continues for the following semester if not cancelled per email or post 1 month prior to the last day of class.
There are no classes during vacation taking place. Insurance is the participants own responsibility. We reserve the right to exclude children from the class that fail to comply with rules despite repeated warnings without refunds.
It is important to note that our course calendar corresponds with that of the local public school system. There will be NO classes during the holidays. Instead we will provide exciting half and full day Chess Camps.
At the end of each semester the kids have the option to take a placement test, in which their chess improvement can be measured. The content of the test varies by the class level. There are 12 testing Levels, which the kids can gradually master. 6 of them are Basic Levels and 6 of them are expert levels. Having achieved a testing level, the children receive a certificate according to their level.
Computer equipment and training
Chess boards, chess clocks, training materials, and books are available at no extra cost to all enrolled and active students. We also offer PC-exercise stations at the school which are set-up with various children’s chess programs.
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Half day camps
The half day camps are chess only. Camp times are 9-12 am or if the kids know how to play chess they can join half day from 1-4 pm. The morning half day camps is chess only and afternoons is chess plus additional program like Hip Hop, Soccer etc. (see camp flyer).
The costs for a half day camp is 220 CHF incl. training, material, snacks/drinks, Monday through Friday. Optionally the kids can join us for lunch hour between 12am and 1pm. The costs for a half day camp incl. lunch is 280 CHF.
We offer a lot of flexibility. Kids who want to join only selected days and lunch hours in our camp weeks, the fees are 50 CHF per half day and/or 15 CHF per lunch hour.
Full day camps
Our whole day camps from 9am-4pm offer chess lessons for beginner and advanced plus a fun and interactive offer like magic art, martial art, dance,art, soccer or music. In the morning there is chess lessons, in the afternoon after lunch the kids attend the extra program related to the weekly program (soccer, art, martial art etc.) and afterwards go back to play chess.
The costs for a whole day camp is 450 CHF incl. training, material, lunch/snacks/drinks, You can also book only selected days for 100 CHF/per day.
Early and late care
Optionally you can book early care from 8am or late care until 5 or 6pm for 25 CHF per child per hour individually for each day. Half hour is also bookable.
The invoice sent together with the confirmation of registration is payable by the specified date before the start of the camp and thereafter entitles the participant to attend the selected holiday camp. The following fees will be charged for cancellations:
Deregistration time and cancellation fees
Up to 22 days before the start: CHF 100 processing fee
15 to 21 days before the start: 50 % of the course fee
From 14 days: 100 % of the course fee
In case of later cancellation or withdrawal after the course has started, 100% of the course fees are due.
Insurance is the participants own responsibility. We reserve the right to exclude children from the class that fail to comply with rules despite repeated warnings without refunds.
Which levels do you teach?
We mainly separate in 3 levels: beginners, advanced and professionals. Since we have many classes offered during the week, we find the right class to start for your child.
What is the student/teacher ratio?
In order to assure high teaching and learning quality we have a student/teacher ratio of maximum 6 children per teacher.
Can my child start during the semester?
he children can start at any time. Ideally they join for a free trial lesson in a group that already matches their age and level. Since we have Tmany groups running, we always find several matching groups for your child.
What is the ideal age to start?
Since according to studies chess fosters a lot of academic and personal skills like concentration span the ideal start is with 4 years.
Do you offer a discount for multiple?
For the semester classes we offer a 20 percent discount from the second child on. For the camps we have early bird discounts.
Do you offer Financial Assistance?
For the semester classes we offer a 50 percent discount for children with Kulturlegi.