Enrichment Chess Programs, private and semi-private chess lessons in San Diego!

Serving Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Tierrasanta, Miramar, Allied Gardens, San Diego State, Rancho San Diego, Mt. Helix, La Mesa, San Carlos, Lemon Grove, Lakeside, El Cajon, & Santee!

Scholastic Chess Enrichment!
Scholastic Chess Enrichment!

An outstanding enrichment program for your school or organization! After school programs currently available, typically 8-12 weeks each session, three times over the academic year with sessions in Fall, Winter, and Spring!


New!! Summer Camp #1 July 24-28th at Team Touché  Fencing

New!! Spring/Summer Class Schedule 2023


Barnard Elementary 2:15PM - 3:15PM

April 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5

(No class 5/29) (8 classes)



Introduction to Chess 4:00-5:15PM

Rancho Bernardo Semi Private Classes 

TBD (XX Classes)



Benchley Weinberger Elementary 11:50AM - 12:50PM

April 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7 (9 classes)


Novice Chess Class 3:45PM - 5:00 PM

Rancho Bernardo Semi Private Class

April 19 - May 31 (7 classes)



Thursday The Cambridge School

March 16 - June 1 No Class 4/6




Chet F Harritt

Mar 24,31 Apr 21,28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9 (10 classes

1:40PM - 3:05PM


Friday Knights at Team Touché  Fencing


June 2nd - June 30th 5 classes

11468 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite A-1

San Diego, CA 92121



Sign up now to reserve your spot!! 

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Salute to Education #9
Salute to Education #9

See our video!! Channel 4 San Diego has a feature on our program airing in San Diego!! 




Show #9 Segment 4

Pacific Hills Chess Academy

It’s no secret chess is a great workout for your mind.  Studies have shown that chess improves cognitive thinking which in turn improves school grades, and besides, it’s a lot of fun!  One after-school program is helping kids improve their lives, through this very popular board game. 


Local IM Cyrus Lakdawala interview excerpt

Here is a quote from a recent interview, December 27, 2014, with International Master Cyrus Lakdawala:  

What do you have to say about the benefits of chess in education and in life?

The benefits are numerous to children: their concentration improves, they understand the benefits of engaged study, and, most of all, they learn that mistakes have negative consequences, while virtues are rewarded.

The rest of the interview is here:  http://blog.investinchess.org/in-conversation-with-international-master-cyrus-lakdawala/

"The Evans" Method!

Coach Ron
Coach Ron

The program, dubbed “The Evans Method” by the United States Chess Federation, includes instruction, formal and casual play. Students receive prizes at the end of each class to reward positive participation and trophies or medals at the end of each session. Their program (once featured on The Tonight Show) has produced national champions at every scholastic level.

Beginners are welcome! Chess is a great workout for the mind utilizing continuous problem-solving with changing conditions. Students learn to think ahead, evaluate multiple alternatives and anticipate consequences. They improve spatial reasoning, visual memory and attention span while learning good judgment, reasoning power and self-confidence. Studies have shown that chess improves cognitive thinking which in turn improves school grades. 

USCF Chess Research Bibliography:  http://main.uschess.org/content/view/7866/131/ 

We honestly believe learning to play chess will positively influence your life!