SCA Chess Academy provides professional international chess instruction in Shanghai. We teach chess in English at more than 15 international schools, and at centres, prestigious venues and homes all around the city. Our coaches are all professional foreign chess coaches and include chess masters and expert instructors. SCA also organizes competitive chess tournaments where kids can put their skills to the test.
Learning chess is a great way to build thinking skills in a safe, fun environment.
“Learning Chess has a positive influence on the development of both numerical and verbal aptitudes”
Dr. Albert Frank – Chess and Aptitudes – Zaire 1974
Some of the educational benefits of chess include improved concentration, attention span, memory and critical thinking. Chess also emphasises the importance of advanced planning, it develops analytical and accurate thinking, and teaches fair play and sportsmanship
Countless studies have proven the positive effect of studying chess on academic performance through improved:
- Attention span
- Critical thinking skills
How we do it
We offer a variety of programs to suit all schedules
Our afterschool chess program is open to all ages and abilities. Coaches focus on showing students that chess is both educational and enjoyable. Classes and lessons are arranged according to the level of the students.
Currently we offer afterschool classes at 10 international schools across Shanghai. Contact us to find out if we offer chess at your school.
Students are grouped by ability. Each student is guided by our expert chess coaches through the Shanghai Chess Academy’s signature curriculum.
We make sure that our Academy students have an opportunity to put the knowledge they learn into practice, therefore at the end of each class students have the opportunity to play against each other under the coach’s supervision.
Private classes are available for all ages and levels, based on the availability of coaches and location. Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.
Coaches organize the lessons to provide variety during the day, moving through teaching new concepts, solving puzzles, analysing infamous games of chess grand masters, practice play and analysing their own games.