Information about Eldridge Park Elementary Chess Club, September 2019


When: The Fall 2019  EPS chess program will be a 10 week program held on Mondays from 9/16/2019 to 12/9/2019 (excluding half days and holidays) from 2:40 p.m. to 4:00 p.m (12/17/2019 is reserved as a make-up day in the event of a cancellation due to weather/sickness). 

Who can enroll: Chess club is open to all EPS students, grades K-3, of all chess experience levels, including those brand new to chess. Up to 16 students can register. A minimum of 8 registered students is required for the program to be viable.

Cost: There is no external funding for this afterschool club so the cost for each student is $150 for the 10-week period. When siblings enroll, there is a $20 sibling discount on all additional family members (i.e. $150 for the older child, $130 for her younger sister). Members of EPS chess club will also receive a one year membership to so that they can learn and practice chess at home (this membership has a $50 value). In addition, both returning and new members will receive a chess workbook in order to sharpen their skills at home.

Other details:

  • Scholarships may be available in cases where a child is interested in chess but cannot afford the cost. If interested, please email me for more information.

  • If your child is interested in chess club, but unable to attend for the whole duration of the program, you may be able to sign them up for a partial course. In these cases, please email me to inquire about the possibility.

  • Each after school chess club contains an interactive lesson, chess puzzles, and then a chance for kids to play each other, usually in a weekly tournament format. At the conclusion of each semester chess-related prizes are given to the best performers in the class.

  • if your child signs up for after school chess and your family then decides it is not a good fit, a refund for the remainder of classes will always be given.

  • Chess sets have generously been donated by the EPS PTO, so your child needn't bring one.

Thanks for your interest, if you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact me here.


Registration will open on Tuesday, 9/5 at 9pm and spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

In order to enroll,. please fill out the online form below 👇👇 at your earliest convenience AFTER 9pm on September 5. (Registrations received before 9/5/2019 at 9pm will not be considered). In the case of registering siblings, you may type multiple names in a field and register multiple students with one form.

Chess club enrollment will be limited to the first 16 students who sign up, with a waiting list maintained beyond that.

You will hear from me within 24 hours of registering to confirm receipt. Once 8 students have enrolled and the program is assured of being viable I will get in touch with you with payment instructions.

Student Name *
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I give permission for my child to attend Chess Club at Eldridge Park Elementary from September 16, 2019 to December 9, 2019. .
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Benjamin Johnson takes photos and videos during his programs with the sole intention of sharing them with EPS parents and with the administration. Photos will not be used for promotional materials or on this website without separate express consent.