Chess Nuts is a laughing, dancing, any video, chess-tourney, clock-slapping show introduction to chess and being the smart kid in the room. Kids report Chess Nuts to be the favorite part of their week, because kids love our infectiously-fun thinking activities are developmentally-targeted to be compelling, exhilarating, and gratifying.

Guaranteed to delight, Chess Nuts is the perfect way to instill enthusiasm for chess and help your kindergartener gain academic confidence while learning the basics of the game and having a blast.

Upon enrollment, new students receive a TKS T-Shirt, chess set, chess bag, and all the colorful TactixBands they can earn!

Did you know that Kindergartners get four special privileges in their The Knight School Chess classes? Yep. In fact, our kindergarten division is so important to us that it is a completely different The Knight School division called “Chess Nuts.” While kindergartners and elementary kids enjoy the gags and movies and prizes and excitement of chess class together every week in order to maximize the fun for kindergartners and also to accelerate the chess learning for kindergartners, Chess Nuts kindergarten chess is wholly different from our purple-shirted The Knight School elementary program. Here are the four big differences:

1) Our Chess Nuts kindergartners wear an orange shirt; The Knight School Elementary kids wear purple. That way there is no mistaking who needs the extra attention!

2) Our Chess Nuts kindergartners are the “students” during our recurring activity, “Yes, Junior?” in which veteran kids teach newbies specific tactics.

3) Our Chess Nuts kindergartners always enjoy a beginner’s lesson each week on the floor with their School Coach until they are ready to enter the general population.

4) Our Chess Nuts kindergartners are generally mentored by the older kids, which we have learned after thirty years of experimenting is the fastest way for kindergarteners to learn chess and be assimilated with established elementary chess players. Our kindergartners have reported for decades that mixing with the big kids is far more fun than being separated from them in a different room. Our mixing/mentor program is how we get fledglings on their feet, and we invite your kindergartner to join us this fall!

Class meets weekly for one hour and 15 minutes.

Fall Registration is Now Open!

Monday Class Offerings

Program Days/Times Action

Marshdale Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 11, 2023 - May 13, 2024 2:35 pm - 4:00 pm Enroll Now!

Maple Grove Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 11, 2023 - May 13, 2024 2:40 pm - 4:00 pm Enroll Now!

Sunrise Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 11, 2023 - May 13, 2024 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Enroll Now!

Mammoth Heights Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 11, 2023 - May 13, 2024 3:35 pm - 4:50 pm Enroll Now!

Mitchell Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 11, 2023 - May 13, 2024 3:35 pm - 4:35 pm Enroll Now!

Tuesday Class Offerings

Program Days/Times Action

Mount Carbon Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 12, 2023 - May 14, 2024 2:35 pm - 3:50 pm Enroll Now!

Columbine Hills Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 12, 2023 - May 14, 2024 2:35 pm - 3:50 pm Enroll Now!

Pine Ridge Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 12, 2023 - May 14, 2024 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Enroll Now!

Bergen Meadow Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Junior Chess

Oct 24, 2023 - May 14, 2024 2:40 pm - 4:00 pm Enroll Now!

Aurora Acadamy Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 05, 2023 - May 14, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Enroll Now!

Parker Performing Arts School Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 05, 2023 - Apr 23, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Enroll Now!

Wednesday Class Offerings

Program Days/Times Action

Wilmot Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 06, 2023 - May 15, 2024 2:40 pm - 3:55 pm Enroll Now!

Kendallvue Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 13, 2023 - May 15, 2024 3:05 pm - 4:20 pm Enroll Now!

Augustana Early Learning Center Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 06, 2023 - May 15, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Enroll Now!

Thursday Class Offerings

Program Days/Times Action

Harmony Ridge P-8 Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Jan 11, 2024 - May 16, 2024 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Enroll Now!

Foothills Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Jan 11, 2024 - May 16, 2024 3:20 pm - 4:35 pm Enroll Now!

Arma Dei Academy Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 07, 2023 - May 16, 2024 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Enroll Now!

Friday Class Offerings

Program Days/Times Action

Elk Creek Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 08, 2023 - May 17, 2024 2:35 pm - 3:50 pm Enroll Now!

Marshdale Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess -- FRIDAYS

Sep 29, 2023 - May 17, 2024 2:35 pm - 4:00 pm Enroll Now!

Wilmot Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess -- FRIDAYS

Sep 29, 2023 - May 17, 2024 2:40 pm - 3:55 pm Enroll Now!

Stober Elementary Spring 6-Week Session, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Mar 29, 2024 - May 17, 2024 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Enroll Now!

Clayton Elementary Full-Year Program, Chess Nuts Kindergarten Chess

Sep 08, 2023 - May 17, 2024 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Enroll Now!