The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Atlanta (CCSCATL) school programs are run by world-renowned chess educator GM Ben Finegold.  GM Ben Finegold has more than 30 years of experience as a professional player and chess teacher/coach.  Please see our About page for more details on GM Finegold’s vast teaching experience and achievements over the board. 

We would love to set up a chess program at your school! CCSCATL hires top chess instructors and uses an advanced curriculum to train students of all levels (beginner on up to tournament player).

CCSCATL’s program features: 

  • Each class will begin with a lesson/lecture taught by GM Ben Finegold and/or other highly qualified instructors.
  • The second half of the class will consist of puzzles, exercises, and casual play.
  • Students will be provided with optional homework activities to do each week to improve skill levels.
  • The maximum student/teacher ratio is 15:1.
  • Each student will receive a 1-year Gold membership to, where he/she can play other kids, watch video tutorials, practice drills, and do puzzles.
  • Each child will receive $5 off of two separate tournaments held at CCSCATL during the school year.
  • Chess boards, sets, and clocks provided for the school chess club.

Prices are about $250/child/semester (based on approximately 15-week schedule and an hour-long class).

Please email or call (678) 628-5615 if you are interested in setting up a chess program at your school! We can discuss pricing and scheduling.

To view information about our homeschool programs, please visit our Homeschool page.