ChessKid For School Districts

IM Daniel Rensch Aug 19, 2015 19184 reads offers all the management, organizational and instructive resources for school districts to start and maintain successful chess programs.

With ChessKid, district leaders will find everything they need to equip their teachers and chess coaches with the world's most advanced training tools and tracking statistics of their students' progress, including a free, vertically aligned curriculum to meet Common Core standards.

School districts can email [email protected] to inquire about site license purchases, with rates as low as $1.50/year per child account.



ChessKid in Alabama Schools:

As the ALSDE Facilitator for the ACIS Initiative, I highly recommend as an online chess curriculum.  ChessKid is not only highly motivating for kids, but completely user-friendly for adults. 

This chess curriculum has many unique features, such as safe, real-time streaming chess play; a teacher management component with multiple tools for tracking student growth; and lessons that are short, but informative and linked to the Common Core Standards. 

Finally, I have been extremely impressed with the customer service Alabama has experienced with the personnel at They are extremely responsive and open to teacher suggestions that will make their product ever more efficient and user friendly. treats their clients like family, making teaching chess to kids the best possible experience.

—Nancy Johnson

Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), Facilitator for
The Alabama Chess in Schools (ACIS) Initiative


ChessKid in Madison City Schools:

Learning the game of chess helps our students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills and improve their focus and attention to detail.  Developing these 21st century skills is a must for any high-achieving school system. is an online platform that not only delivers chess instruction to meet each student’s individual needs, but also enables our students to connect with others across the globe through its live-play features.

Our vision in Madison City Schools is “empowering students for global success,” and helps us do just that.

Ranae Bartlett

Vice President, Madison City Board of Education


ChessKid Recommended Nationwide:

ChessKid is a great resource for educators looking to use chess to introduce and reinforce literacy, math, critical thinking, and life skills. ChessKid's resources motivate students to continue learning. The structured curriculum offers teachers a roadmap for using chess during or after school. In other words, ChessKid provides teachers with 21st-century resources for 21st-century skills!

—Jerry Nash

Founder, Chess2Learn
National Chess Education Consultant