• Chess is held Tuesday mornings beginning September 17

    A great Social Option with over 75 Westchester students participating from all grades.
    Beginners are welcome!
    Regular lessons are provided by Brian “Mister J” Jerauld, chess instructor throughout the Kirkwood School District for over eight 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

    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, with a focus on individual study and steady improvement. Last year, several of our members began competing in events around St. Louis, and Westchester made its first visit to the state championship tournament in the spring. We're always looking to bolster our roster.


    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 eight years
    Two advanced sessions across the 2019-20 school year held Fridays after school, beginning in October. Recommended for the experienced and enthusiastic; 2nd Grade and older

    Questions? ChessmisterJ@gmail.com


    Chess Team Flyer

    Chess Team Registration Form

    Chess Club Flyer

    Chess Club Registration Form