Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I enroll for a class?

A: Create an account. Find your class using the calendar or schedule view. Purchase a pass for that class, then reserve your spot(s) for all the classes you want to attend.

Q: What is the structure of each class?

A: Each class is composed of 3 periods: a structured lesson revolving around a particular strategy, puzzle solving with a tactical focus and practice games to hone your technique. Students are encouraged to actively participate by frequently asking and answering questions.

Q: How do I take a trial class?

A: You may purchase a Single Session Pass to see if the class is a good fit for your student.

Q: What are the class sizes?

A: Typically, 8-12 students attend each class with one head instructor.

Q: What day(s) do I sign up for?

A: You can attend as many days as you can as each class is unique and lessons vary from class to class in a given week.

Q: What health and safety protocols are in place?

A: Masks are required to be worn inside the academy for all students and staff. Equipment and tables are sanitized between classes. Hand sanitizers are placed on all playing tables and handwashing is readily available.

Q: How do I check-in, drop-off and pick-up my student?

A: Students check-in at the lobby which will verify your reservation and active passes. Our studio is conveniently located with a drive-up curb to allow students to be dropped-off and picked-up.

Q: What is a US Chess Membership?

A: A US Chess Membership is necessary to compete in official US Chess rated tournaments. With this membership, you can obtain an official chess rating, which offers valuable insight to your progress as a chess player. Both our virtual and in-person Friday Knights tournaments require an active US Chess Membership to compete. Check the status of your membership and your updated ratings here.