National Scholastic Chess Foundation – Now In Person & Online!

30 Years of the NSCF’s Exceptional Chess Instruction Delivered Wherever You Are

The NSCF is excited to provide chess instruction online. For the summer, we will offer 10 weeks of morning programs beginning June 21. Click here for all the details.

We are also happy to share that our traditional in-person camps will return to Hartsdale for 4 weeks beginning July 26. Full and half-day options. Early-bird discounts are available by clicking here.

If you are a school, after-care, or other organization serving children that would like to consider adding chess to your programming, contact us. We welcome new partnerships and opportunities to share the many benefits chess can provide in education and building community.

Securing the Legacy – A NSCF Fundraising Campaign

 As the impacts of the pandemic continue, we are challenged to re-evaluate our role as educators.

The NSCF has determined that it is not enough to just try “riding the storm out.” Our approach for this year is to focus on developing new curriculum for schools, homeschool, and community programs, and to create resources and tools that enhance online chess education.

You can help us emerge from this season of turbulence better positioned to make a lifelong impact on the children we serve. If you would like to learn more about our past successes, and future plans, please read this letter from our founder and executive director, FIDE Master Sunil Weeramantry.

NSCF News:
Chess Has a New Home

Another great event: our third in-person over the board tournament, “Quads at the Hudson” was Sunday, June 6, 2021.

Read more: Chess at The Hudson

Featured Players:
Chess in the Family

2018-19 Middle School NSCF Grand Prix winner, Thomas Schiwek is inspiring others to play chess… even his younger sister!

Read more: Chess in the Family

Featured School:

When a former student enrolled his own son in Ridgeway, he felt compelled to rebuild the school’s chess culture.

Read more: Rebuilding a Chess Dynasty

The NSCF Community Chess Program – A Model

About the NSCF
Inspiring Excellence

The NSCF offers school and community chess programs across the USA. The primary focus of these programs is to develop critical thinkers.

Read more: About the NSCF

Learning Through

NSCF Tournaments are a great way for aspiring players to put their knowledge to the test and to develop life skills too!

Read more: About NSCF Tournaments

GM Hikaru Nakamura

I received chess instruction at Ridgeway Elementary School in White Plains and started my tournament career in NSCF tournaments.

Read More: Endorsements