Now Offering Virtual Classes!


Our prestigious chess classes offer lessons and play opportunity for kids of all ages starting from 5 years old

Become a Champion in Life...

Become a Champion in Life...

No matter what background your child has with chess they are guaranteed to learn valuable skills with SJIC's chess program. From just learning how the pieces move to high level tournament play our classes are meant to unlock your child's full potential in critical and strategic thinking starting at the age of 5!

There is a class for everyone...

Each student upon enrollment will be asked if they have a rating. Whether you have a rating or not is okay! We will have your child complete an evaluation to determine where they fit best within our levels.

Our courses will teach...

  • Strategy and game logic
  • Decision-making skills
  • Critical thinking and thought process
  • Confidence in who you are as a player

Tuition includes...

  • US Chess Federation Annual Membership
  • South Jersey Chess Club annual junior membership
  • Gold membership to
  • Chess steps workbook full of exercises and worksheets


South Jersey Innovation Center and South Jersey Chess Club host monthly scholastic tournaments for players of all ages to compete as individuals or teams

2020 Tournament Dates

  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 29
  • April 26
  • May 31
  • June 21

Four sections are offered so that everyone can find the right level of challenge

*Please note that enrollment in tournaments requires a US Chess Federation annual membership which is provided upon registration of one of our chess classes


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