National Scholastic Chess Foundation – Now In Person & Online!

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

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.

Rye Championship A Success

Age and grade prove irrelevant when determining the top players at the 1st Rye Scholastic Chess Championship.

Remembering Our Friend Carol Jarecki

Without FIDE Arbiter Carol Jarecki, who passed away on June 13, Sunil’s entire career might never have happened.

Featured School: Ridgeway Elementary

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

A MODEL FOR Community Chess ProgramS

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.

Learning Through Competition

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

Endorsements GM Hikaru Nakamura

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