Registration FAQ

A typical spring semester program meets for approximately 16 weeks. Subject to the school's preferred structure we meet for 45 minutes to an hour not including times for student pick up, drop off, etc. We typically do a brief lesson followed by a ladder competition. During the semester, we will organize tournaments and learn variations such as team chess. We also provide all students with premium ChessKid accounts so they can continue to play and learn at home.
We teach all ages! In fact, the kindergarten and 1st grade state champions were part of our programs last year. However, we do request that kindergarten and 1st grade parents contact us prior to registration to discuss if the program is right for your child at this time.
Our standard rate is $10 a week times the number of weeks. Thus, a 12 week program (typical for fall) is $120 over 12 weeks or a 16 week program (typical for spring) is $160 over 16 weeks. We generally use PayPal for payment, but you may pay by check as well. Please let us know if you wish to pay by check and can't deliver said check to the instructor directly. You will notice the "In Full" and "Monthly" payment options. The "Monthly" option is a subscription option. It is exactly the same amount as the full payment, but it is distributed over 4 months. PayPal bill one payment on submission and three additional payments spaced out over the course of the semester.
Yes! You can absolutely join in the middle of the year. We will also happily pro-rate payment. Please e-mail us to arrange registration and payment.
When programs are conditional on enrollment (6+ students), we disable payment until enrollment has been met. Once enrollment is met, we will e-mail enrollees.

Registration Links

AC Moore Elementary Registration

Date and Time: Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 Feb. 1 - April 26 excluding Richland 1 holidays.

Center For Inquiry Registration

Date and Time: Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 beginning February 1st.

Chapin Intermediate Registration

Date and Time: Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 Jan. 5 - May 25 excluding Lexington/Richland 5 holidays.

Forest Lake Elementary Registration

Date and Time: Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 Jan. 17 - May 9 excluding school holidays.

Hammond Registration

Date and Time: Tuesdays from 3:00 to 3:45.

Heathwood Hall Registration

Date and Time: Mondays 3:05 to 4:00.

Lake Murray Elementary Registration

Date and Time: Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 Jan. 18 - May 10 excluding Lexington Richland 5 holidays.

Montessori School of Columbia Registration

Date and Time: Mondays from 2:45 to 3:45 starting January 9th.

St. John Neumann Registration

Date and Time: Fridays from 3:10 to 4:00 Jan. 6 - May 19 excluding school holidays.

Timmerman Registration

Date and Time: Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 Jan. 19 - May 11 excluding school holidays.



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