ImagesTestimonials of After School Classes

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"Thank you for a fun class, our sons really enjoyed it!" Jennifer N. from Encinal Elementary School's Chess Club

" My daughter really enjoyed this session!"  Rosanna C. from Encinal Elementary School's Chess Club

" My son, a second grader, is enrolled in the Chess Club @ Covington.  He is really enjoying it and he is excited to start up again next week after the holiday break. He asked me about additional classes, tournaments, games, or activities he can get involved in.  He knows the basics, loves to learn strategy, is competitive and wants to play games more often."   Lisa S., Parent at Covington Elementary School

"BayAreaChess is very encouraging and engaging, personalized training in a group setting. Both my kids who preferred to play in the playground with friends or at home, actually looked forward to the chess class even though they were initially not so thrilled with the idea when we enrolled them. Judit is very prompt in responding to emails and following up with phone calls when we have a question or need help with documentation. And the best part is that they offer classes on school campus after-school, so we don't have to drive kids around in the middle of a work day." Vasu S., Parent at Fairmeadow Elementary School

"The Chess program at Hoover after school is fabulous. The structured instructions from a Grand master and a platform for my 3rd grader to play chess with his friends are the perfect combination. It certainly was an engaging experience and I highly recommend it for all young curious minds. Being at the campus right after school makes it very easy too." Kammy 


"Thank you for the great chess year at JFS! Both my kids loved it and they look forward to chess class every Thursday!" Nanitha Y. at JF Smith Elementary School


"My son, a 2nd grader at Oster Elementary, has been playing chess in the BayAreaChess after school program since the last 2 years. He is looking forward to every session with coach James and has made lots of progress since he started. In the evening, he shows us the tricks he learned in class. He also enjoys teaching his chess skills to his brother and friends. We are happy with the quality of the class and the convenient location and time on school campus right after school ends. We will definitely enroll him again" Daniela B.

" As always, your team ignites our students with a love for chess on Discovery Day! Thank you so much for being a part of this exciting event. It wouldn't be the success that it is for our kids without wonderful people like you. One hundred thank yous!!!" Mara Z., Redwood Shores ES


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"Coaches energy levels and learning experience"

"The chess class has taught my son good sportsmanship and has helped him improve his chess skills. He looks forward to it and it's the highlight of his week."

"Wonderful teachers, great curriculum "

"Great coaches and staff; nice free monthly Friday evening social for BAC teams; Great ad-hoc events such as Susan Polgar, GM blitz tournaments. Well done!"

"The coaches make learning chess fun and exciting"

"My interest is signing my son up in after school activities is to help him find his interests. My son came out of the Spring session interested in chess. This didn't happen in some of his other activities, so I appreciate it."

"my kid likes the class, the exercise book and the trophy in the end"

"Amazing coaches! Great feedback!"

"My son enjoys playing chess, He has really gained more confidence in himself and has made some good friends in school from his chess club. "

"My son had wonderful experience in the class."

"My kids felt like they accomplished a lot, they are very proud of their awards."