National Scholastic Chess Foundation – Now Online!

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

The NSCF is excited to provide chess instruction online. If you would like to enroll your child in one of our online classes, click the button to see current offerings.

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 Appeal

As the pandemic continues, 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 next 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:
Quads Tournament Returns

Registration is now open for our next in-person over the board tournament. “Quads at the Hudson” is Sunday, May 2, 2021.

Read more: Quads at the Hudson Returns

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.

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