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Innovate Chess Academy for Kids and Teens

Welcome to the Innovate Chess Academy for Kids and Teens based in Melbourne, Australia. We have courses for students who would love to learn chess and develop or improve their problem solving, critical thinking skills and their ability to focus. Our curriculum is designed by experts and taught in schools internationally. We aim to teach critical thinking, logic, reasoning, and other life and social skills through scholastic chess instruction, to today’s youth.

Our academy programs are best suited for kids from Grade 1 to 12 and delivered online with a combination of  lecture and discussion format with organized play between the students. 

Learn Chess in classroom or online. Private Coaching is available too.

Chess Coaching and Chess Competitions for students in Melbourne and across Australia

Chess is often seen as a brain game as it is exercises the brain.

Many benefits of learning chess

Improves memory, Enhances reading skills, Develops planning and foresight, Improves problem-solving skills,

Promotes creativity, Increases IQ, Exercises both sides of the brain

Innovate Chess Academy instructors are a

Member of US CHESS FEDERATION

Chess Academy for Kids

Age Range: Grades 3 to 6

Prerequites: Suitable for students who have a keen interest in chess. No prior experience required.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Designed for Kids and Teens from Grade 3 to 6 with little or no exposure to chess. All students will gain an understanding of how to play chess and and receive knowledge on the rules of the game. Course outcomes include, learning basic chess theory and game strategies for middle and end games of chess.

Students start by learning the foundational basics of the chess game, and then build upon the foundation to understanding key strategies for winning games. Each class starts with explanation and discussion, followed by, for the remaining duration of each class, virtual chess games between the chess academy students, with live coaching and feedback by the instructor. We host our live virtual games online, on our leading scholastic virtual chess platform. All students can purchase an additional premium “Gold Membership” to the online chess education platform while they are enrolled in chess academy program.  

Students will increase their knowledge of chess strategies and have a thorough foundational understanding of the game of chess, how to plan ahead, and how to win against their peers. They will also leave with a good understanding of how competitive chess tournaments are structured, and will feel prepared to compete against peers of their age and skill levels.

Chess Academy Certifications:

Innovate Chess Academy Certification modules are available for students who have participated in this program for a minimum of 2 terms (additional certification fees apply). Chess Academy Certification Rookie, Rookie Plus, Rookie Plus 1 are available for students who are driven to succeed and who would like to take their knowledge of the chess strategies and tactics to a higher level.

JOIN WEEKLY

ACADEMY PROGRAM

Learn the foundational basics of the chess game, and then build upon the foundation to understanding key strategies for winning games.

INNOVATE

MYCHESSACADEMY

All Innovate Chess academy can subscribe to our mychessacademy premium membership.

1 HOUR CHESS

GAMEPLAY SATURDAYS

Join us weekly on Saturday monrings for our fun online chess gameplay at 9.00 am to 10.00 am, Melbourne Eastern time.

Have fun playing chess online with your friends.

Chess programs in melbourne

Junior Chess Academy – 

Grade 1 and 2

8 week course (In-Person)

Designed for children from the age of 5 – 8 years old. All children will gain an understanding of how to play chess and and receive knowledge on the rules of the game. 

Chess Academy for Kids –

Grade 3 to 6

8 week course (ONLINE)

This course is designed for children aged 8 to 12 years old. The course outcomes include, learning basic chess theory and game strategies for middle and end games of chess. 

Chess Academy for Teens –

Grade 7 to 12

8 Week course (online) 

This course is designed for teens aged 13 to 18 years old. The course outcomes include, improving students skills, learning new game strategies and complete knowledge of all rules. 

Chess programs in melbourne

Primary School Chess Academy 

Grade 1 to 6

8 week course (In-Person)

Our chess classes run for 60 minutes during lunch time or after school and are fun, educational and very cost effective.

High School Chess Academy 

Grade 7 to 12

8 week course (ONLINE)

Our chess classes run for 60 minutes during lunch time or after school and are fun, educational and very cost effective.

Private  Coaching for Chess

Grade 1 to 12

10 Week course (online) 

Our private coaching chess classes run for 60 minutes. It is a great way to fast track the learning process.

Why learn chess?

Stimulates brain growth Problem Solving, Abstract Analysis, Spatial Aptitude, Verbal Reasoning, Logical and Critical Thinking, Intellectual Maturity, Originality, Cognitive Skill Enhancement, Concentration, Increased Memory Capacity, Organisational Skills, Decision making under pressure and many more benefits.

Note: No prior chess knowledge is required to take this class

Chess Academy Details Term 1, 2023 (In-Person)

Age Range: Grades 3 to 6

8 week program each term

Start Date: Monday 30 January 2023 | End Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Session Time: 4.45pm to 5.45pm

Venue: Forest Hill College,  178 – 180 Mahoneys Road , Burwood East, VIC

Cost: $200 per term, per student

Monday Term Dates for 2023:

Term 1 (8 weeks) – Monday 30 January 2023 to Monday 27 March 2023

Term 2 (8 weeks) – Monday 24 April 2023 to Monday 19 June 2023

Program Key Terms for Enrollments & Renewals

  • Bookings /Renewals for every term can be done on this page.
  • Fees can be paid anytime during the current term for the next term before the due date.
  • No cash payment at the door.
  • Fees must be paid in full before a student can enter the program every term.
  • Student must not attend class if unwell and contact the academy for an online alternative or a credit. Public holidays are made up with either an extra lesson or session hours added on which will be decided by Innovate Academy.
  • No parent / guardian is permitted to stay in the classroom as the program promotes independent learning.
  • NOTE:  Please refer to notices from Innovate Academy for make up lessons and session changes during the term, if applicable.

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