After School Chess

PS 41’s popular after school chess program has three sessions per school year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). The program is open to all levels of players. The Winter session will be held in person at PS 41.

Register online for in person classes only for Spring 2022 HERE

Please make checks payable to NY Chess Fund. Please put your child’s name in the memo line.  Payments must be dropped off in the PS 41 main office (Room 109) in an envelope marked “Jeremy Scheinbach/PS 41 After School Chess.” If you have any questions, email Jeremy Scheinbach at

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Grades 1-5 on Mondays and Tuesdays 2:45-4:25pm

Chess teachers Jeremy Scheinbach and Roman Krant will divide the time evenly between instruction and supervised game play. Instruction will include piece movement, pawn promotion, castling, basic opening strategies, basic checkmate patterns, master games analysis, and basic tactics (pins, forks, discoveries). Students of all levels of play are welcome. Students can register for either day or both.

Grades 2-5 Advanced Chess on Thursdays 2:45-4:25pm

This class is designed for experienced tournament players with US Chess ratings 800+  Permission is required to register for this class.

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Mondays: 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6, and 6/13 8 classes $240

Tuesdays: 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 and 6/14 – 9 classes $270

Thursdays: 4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, and 6/16 – 9 classes $270

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Capacity will be limited. Availability will be on a first come first serve basis. Please go to to fill out the registration form. You will receive a confirmation email within two days of registering.

Notify your child’s teacher that they will be coming to chess. All classes will be held at PS 41 from 2:45-4:25pm. All students will be dismissed at 4:25pm to a parent/guardian outside at the doors closest to 6th Ave by the flagpole.

After school chess registration takes place in September, January, and April. Late registrants are welcome based on availability and will be a charged a prorated fee.