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Chess4kids offers high quality chess training that is build up systematically by levels that are defined by age and experience.

Chess classes for children

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.

About the weekly chess courses

The classes for children take place Monday through Friday, 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 its available time. Our courses are provided in small groups by professional and experienced chess trainers in order to guarantee best training quality for the children. We teach all levels of kids from beginners to professional players.

Semester fees and cancellation conditions

The price for a child is 660.00 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.

Here you see the semester dates:

Canton Zürich Baden Zug
Summer Semester 01.03.2021-17.07.2021 Summer Semester 22.2.2021-03.07.2021 Summer Semester 22.02.2021-02.07.2021
Winter Semester 23.08.2021-12.02.2022 Winter Semester 09.08.2021-05.02.2022 Winter Semester 16.08.2021-05.02.2022

Here you will find the detailed general terms and conditions.

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.

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.

Registration for a trial lesson

Have we aroused your interest and would you like to take a free trial lesson?
Contact us with the contact form to find the right lesson for your child. Trial lessons are only possible on request and by appointment.

Final and binding registration

Have you or your child had a trial lesson and your child enjoyed it?
Then we would like to welcome you to our chess school. You are then welcome to fill in the definitive registration form online.

Please read our General Terms and Conditions carefully.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

We Are Located In



Löwengasse 30
8810 Horgen
Roberto Schenker

+41 (0)78 947 92 38




Salomon-Vögelinstrasse 33
8038 Zürich
Timo Schönhof

+41 (0)76 690 77 75


Chess4kids OERLIKON

Gubelstrasse 2
8050 Zürich-Oerlikon
Guido Neuberger

+41 (0)79 235 37 27



Tobelweg 4, 3. Stock
8700 Küsnacht
Oliver Petry

+41 (0) 76 530 28 05



Sternenweg 6
6340 Baar
Rafael Goltsman Teixeira

+41 (0)76 234 75 26



Seminastrasse 25
5400 Baden
Oliver Bacher

+41 76 361 72 16


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