Chess Club

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Our students love participating in Chess Club at Euclid School. We are very fortunate to have Bill Harrison, a former USCF expert; to coach this club alongside a faculty sponsor.

Research has shown that the game of chess has very beneficial effects on children development. The following points were noted by
Susan Polgar, a 4 time World Champion chess player, as the most important:

  • According to research, Test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities

  • Develop analytical, synthetic and decision-making skills, which they can transfer to real life.

  • Learn to engage in deep and thorough chess research which will help them build their confidence in their ability to do academic research.

  • When youngsters play chess they must call upon higher-order thinking skills, analyze actions and consequences, and visualize future possibilities.

This club is being offered to 3rd,  4th and 5th grade students and meets Monday or Tuesday at 3:30.  

For more information, please contact
Mrs. Thompson at or 224-612-7468 or
Mrs. Olsen at or 224-612-7450.