Our Weekly Classes

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 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. 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 ZürichBadenZug
Summer Semester 24.02.2020-11.07.2020 Summer Semester 17.2.2020-04.07.2020 Summer Semester 17.02.2020-04.07.2020
Winter Semester 17.08.2020-13.02.2021 Winter Semester 10.08.2020-06.02.2021 Winter Semester 17.08.2020-06.02.2021

Here you will find the detailed general terms and conditions.

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


Frequently asked questions

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 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.

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.

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.

Can my child start during the semester?

The 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 many groups running, we always find several matching groups for your child.

Do you offer Financial Assistance?

For the semester classes we offer a 50 percent discount for children with Kulturlegi.


ED School contact info


Salomon-Vögelinstrasse 33
8038 Zürich
Timo Schönhof

+41 (0)76 690 77 75


Chess4kids OERLIKON

Gubelstrasse 2
8050 Zürich-Oerlikon
Milos Milovanovic

+41 (0)79 175 08 04



Tobelweg 4
3rd floor
8700 Küsnacht
Christian Bussard

+41 (0) 76 747 53 16


toni (3)


Chamerstrasse 70h
6300 Zug
Toni Schürer

+41 (0)76 215 29 85



Seminastrasse 25
5400 Baden
Alan Berset

+41 (0)79 962 59 07