Educational Benefits

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis hosts top-level events, creating opportunities for its students to watch nationally recognized players in action. These championship-level tournaments encourage students to continue to be academically successful, leading to a life-long passion for personal development.

Chess professionals compete with one another, implementing strategy and game theory, in an effort to elevate the game of kings and their standing within the chess community. Their intellectual dynamism inspires future generations of students to one day join the ranks of America’s cerebral-elite.

Recognized by many, the synergistic traits between chess and business allow enterprising students to parlay their talents into fruitful careers. Ergo, the benefits of chess are indisputable.

It is the mission of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, an educational organization, to maintain a formal program of instruction to teach the game of chess and to promote and support its educational program through community outreach and local and national partnerships to increase the awareness of the educational value of chess.

The formal program of chess instruction consists of classroom instruction and applied instruction, including opportunities at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center to play chess during open hours and participating in or watching chess tournaments.