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Story Time Chess has had great success partnering with countless schools, park districts, libraries, country clubs, and even retirement communities.
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Parents want it

Parents love the program and praise schools that teach their children chess through Story Time Chess. See testimonials below.

Competitive advantage

Chess education has already become a standard enrichment activity in public and private primary / secondary schools. Story Time Chess’s ability to teach children as young as three how to play chess is a new development in early childhood education. Our partnerships have proven to give schools a competitive advantage by differentiating themselves with our unique program.

Increased enrollment & student retention

Schools that have the partnered with Story Time Chess have been able to both increase enrollment (more new students) as well as retain students through summer programs and following school years. Some schools have experienced over 100% increases in summer enrollment, accredited directly to the Story Time Chess program.

Students love it

Through the Story Time Chess program students learn how to play chess while developing a love and passion for the game. Don’t be surprised when your children rave about chess and the characters from our stories.

Seamless integration

We align our lessons and exercises with elements of your existing curriculum and activities that will be familiar to your students.

Strong marketing tool

Chess education in your school can be utilized as a strong marketing tool to increase the number of parent walkthroughs and to gain media spotlight. Schools partnered with Story Time Chess have been featured on news stations, including ABC and NBC.

Make your school stand out.

Over the years, schools that have partnered with Story Time Chess have been featured countless times in various news outlets. Partnering with Story Time Chess helps your school to stand out and make itself unique in your market. There’s something very impactful about parents seeing 3-6 year olds playing Chess.

Story-based curriculum. Easily accessible.

Story Time Chess is very natural and fun to teach. It requires no chess knowledge. As long as you can tell a story, you can teach chess. The web-based curriculum is easily accessible on computer and tablet. 95% of the teachers using our curriculum today were not chess players before teaching Story Time Chess.

Impress the parents. Parent Engagement Portal

Our web-based portal has the option to automatically send parents updates of what your child is learning with Story Time Chess. The updates include summaries of the lessons learned and games they can play at home. This saves the teacher time and extends the learning environment into the home setting.

Make your school stand out.


“Once upon a time, there was a wonderful opportunity to introduce and teach chess to our Pre K and Kindergarten students in a very age appropriate, engaging, inviting way. Without hesitation, we made a move to be a part of this ground-breaking program. The children get so excited for chess and anxiously await the next lesson. We highly recommend this chess program!”

Michelle and Brian Clark

School Owners, Horsham, PA

“Our students absolutely love the Story Time Chess program. The program not only teaches the game of chess and develops critical thinking skills, but also fosters positive teamwork among young learners. This program is sure to be a great addition to any preschool curriculum.”

Stephanie Lane

Director of Education, Exton, PA

“With Story Time Chess, students gravitate towards chess as a fun, wonderful activity that they want to do. Without realizing it, they are strengthening their mental capacity and problem solving skills, which will help them in other subjects too.”

Bill Swan

Owner and Principal, New York City

“Teaching children to play chess supports key learning objectives of our education program and helps strengthen our home-to-school connection as students are able to go play chess with family and friends at home. Our overall school retention and occupancy efforts are enhanced by Story Time Chess’s highly engaging and fun program.”

Dr. Craig Bach

VP of Education, Goddard Systems

“Within weeks of starting the Story Time Chess program we had a ‘good game.’ The eldest students were so excited and enthusiastic about the stories they took it upon themselves to teach the youngest 2 and 3 year olds. We would highly recommend this program for your school or home. I feel we are giving the kids tools for life and the ability to share a skill that will bring them much entertainment and joy.”

Dr. Christina Siegel

Principal, The Siegel Academy

“Green Ivy Kids love Story Time Chess! Thoughtful and engaging stories get our students as young as three years old learning the fundamentals of chess and keep them hooked week after week. Story Time Chess is a must-have in our after school programs.”

Jen Henriquez

Enrichment Director, Green Ivy Schools

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