• Chess is held Tuesday mornings beginning September 25

    • It is a great Social Option because more than 100 Westchester students participate from all grades.
    • Beginners are welcome!
    • Regular lessons are provided by Brian “Mister J” Jerauld, chess instructor throughout the Kirkwood School District for over seven years.
    • Parents are encouraged to attend and volunteer.
    • Amazingly easy way to get involved with Westchester -- bring a cup of coffee and enjoy chess right alongside your kid!
    • The 1,500-year-old Game of Kings!


    Why Chess?

    • Chess helps children develop logic, focus, discipline, planning and foresight
    • Improves memory
    • Increases creativity and originality
    • Sharpens problem-solving skills
    • Boosts self-confidence
    • Research links playing chess with improved math scores


    Advanced Group Instruction

    Back for its second season, the Westchester Chess Team is looking for rookies! Our advanced group meetings are designed as an introduction to competitive chess, including tournament rules and preparation, playing with clocks, and a focus on individual study and steady improvement. Regular attention paid to chess doings around the U.S. Chess Capital -- St. Louis!

    Professional training provided by Brian “Mister J” Jerauld:

    • Competitively active “Class A” U.S. Chess Federation player
    • Certified USCF District Chess Coach
    • Chess Instructor throughout the Kirkwood School District, including KHS and elementary gifted REACH program, for over seven years

    Two advanced sessions across the 2018-19 school year held after school beginning in October. Recommended for the experienced and enthusiastic; 2nd Grade and older

    Questions? ChessmisterJ@gmail.com