West Portal Elementary Chess Club - Fall 2023

  • Chess
West Portal Elementary: 5 Lenox Way, San Francisco, CA 94127, USA
Sep 06 2023
Dec 20 2023
  1. Sun 
  2. Mon 
  3. Tue 
  4. Wed1:00 - 2:00 pm
  5. Thu 
  6. Fri 
  7. Sat 


The Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club, founded in 1854, is excited to offer chess again at West Portal Elementary School. Our chess classes offer beginners the chance to learn chess and experienced players the opportunity to refine their play. Students will be evaluated and placed in smaller groups with others at their level. Our experienced coaches guide children through the royal game of chess, but also help our students develop crucial social and emotional skills. In our classes, students learn the values inherent in chess including: good sportsmanship, patience, and flexibility. Join us and start a lifelong journey through one of the world’s greatest games.


This semester, there will be sixteen classes total, on Wednesdays from September 6th-December 20th with a special 2-hour class/tournament on the final day of the Chess Club (no class on November 22nd).

Our class is open to students K-5. Students will be evaluated and placed at a table with students at a comparable skill level.



Class dates

09/06/2023, 09/13/2023, 09/20/2023, 09/27/2023, 10/04/2023, 10/11/2023, 10/18/2023, 10/25/2023, 11/01/2023, 11/08/2023, 11/15/2023, 11/22/2023, 11/29/2023, 12/06/2023, 12/13/2023, 12/20/2023

Program enrollment capacity

Minimum: 1

Maximum: 36

Registration period

Registration starts on 05/26/2023 and ends on 10/31/2023.

In-person location

West Portal Elementary: 5 Lenox Way, San Francisco, CA 94127, USA

Room: Auditorium

Registration closed.