Chess Club

School Year 2021-22

Chess is a fun game that helps students develop many mental skills that are useful in life, such as: logic, strategic and tactical thinking, planning and preparation and problem-solving. Chess Club provides an opportunity to simply have fun playing the game and making friendships, while building these skills at the same time.

Our New Partner - ChessKid!

We have some exciting news! As part of our educational chess program, we are partnering with an awesome online chess resource: ChessKid.com


ChessKid is the scholastic extension of Chess.com, and is designed to give kids a safe & positive place to learn, practice and play chess. It’s a website & app filled with chess activities: lessons, fun videos, thousands of tactics puzzles, computer workouts - and of course, the ability to play chess games - against a real student or against the computer. Your child can login to ChessKid on a browser, or on an Android or iOS app by downloading ChessKid's free app.


Sign up for a free account today using this direct link:

This sign up link requires that the students enter a custom username, first name, last name and parent email. We suggest creating a custom username. I would suggest something like SCL (for Stride Chess League) student grade, first name, last initial. For example, SCL5MichelleM.


Now that your child has his/her own account, it’s time to get playing!

  • Is your child a beginner, or would like· a review? Start with the Lessons to be presented with videos and interactive lessons sequentially.
  • Is your child ready to play? Click “Play vs. Kid” at the top of the screen to start a live chess game right away!
  • Is your child a star puzzle-solver? The Puzzle section and Puzzle Duel challenge will offer them tactics problems at their level.


Playing chess games on ChessKid means that a student can match up for a game against another real Kid anywhere & anytime! There are several different types of full chess games on ChessKid: 1) Fast Chess, 2) Slow Chess, 3) Computer Chess against our bots - along with the opportunity to join weekly tournaments and site-wide contests.

  1. Fast Chess is a live game against another real Kid. Kids enter Fast Chess and can issue a challenge in 3 different time controls: 5 mins, 10 mins or 15 mins. If another friend or clubmate is also online at the same time, they can challenge someone they know in real life!
  2. Slow Chess is a correspondence chess game where each player has several days to make the next move
  3. Computer Chess is a full game played against one of our bots, which range in skill level from “beginner” to “insane.”


Welcome to ChessKid!

K-5th Grade Session Details

Get ready for K-5th grade Chess Club! You can expect lots of fun in these sessions where you will get the chance to meet other students your age who are passionate about Chess, and challenge one another to a game of chess through ChessKid. This jam-packed hour of fun is one you will not want to miss!


NOTE: No club sessions the week of Thanksgiving

Click to register for K-5th Grade Chess Club:


Sign up for a free account today with our new partner ChessKid using this direct link:

This sign up link requires that the students enter a custom username, first name, last name and parent email. We suggest creating a custom username. I would suggest something like SCL (for Stride Chess League) student grade, first name, last initial. For example, SCL5MichelleM.

6-12th Grade Session Details

Get ready for 6-12th grade Chess Club! You can expect lots of fun in these sessions where you will get the chance to meet other students your age who are passionate about Chess, and challenge one another to a game of chess through ChessKid. This jam-packed hour of fun is one you will not want to miss!


NOTE: No club sessions the week of Thanksgiving

Click to register for 6-12th Grade Chess Club:


Sign up for a free account today with our new partner ChessKid using this direct link:

This sign up link requires that the students enter a custom username, first name, last name and parent email. We suggest creating a custom username. I would suggest something like SCL (for Stride Chess League) student grade, first name, last initial. For example, SCL5MichelleM.

Meet our Chess Club Instructor - Mrs. Chittick!

I am the Special Programs/MTSS National Coordinator for Stride but in my free time I am the household director of fun and merriment! Chess is a fun family game we enjoy together and although I am not the best in my household, I never give up! I am always having fun, learning, and trying to be better than my opponents! I look forward to seeing your moves!