Dedicated to improving education and inspiring excellence through chess, the National Scholastic Chess Foundation specializes in curricular chess instruction and offers strategic development support for schools and other partners.

NSCF’s founder and executive director is FIDE Master Sunil Weeramantry, a nationally acclaimed instructor who has over 40 years experience teaching, coaching and developing award-winning programs.

  • Preparing for Next Year


    Prevent summer learning slide and get a head start for our next Grand Prix chess tournament season with our chess summer camps. We have new programs at SUNY Purchase, in New Castle, in White Plains and at Solomon Schechter Upper School in Hartsdale. Get deails for each under Classes/Camps. 






Upcoming Events

New Castle Summer Class
07/26/2017 1:30 pm
New Castle Summer Class
07/31/2017 1:30 pm
New Castle Summer Class
08/02/2017 1:30 pm
  • Grand Prix Winners 2016-17

    High School: Ziabkin,Ivan
    Middle School: Schwartz,Jared
    Fifth Grade: Promisel,Joshua
    Fourth Grade George,Christopher
    Third Grade: Krishna,Rohan
    Second Grade: Doyle,Charles
    K-1: Dean,Colin
    Kindergarten: Wu,Stanley

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