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2022 Summer Live Online Class

  • 07/05 to 08/26  8 Classes Tuesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $175/term Location: Online3

    Chess is the classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth, raises your IQ, teaches planning and foresight, sparks your creativity, increases problem-solving skills, and optimizes memory improvement.

    This class is for the beginner who has little to no experience with Chess but wants to learn. In this class, students will learn basic game rules and opening tactic moves.

    Instructor: Sharath King Academy

  • 07/07 to 08/26  8 Classes Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm $175/term Location: Online3

    Chess is the classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth; raises your IQ; teaches planning and foresight; sparks your creativity; increases problem-solving skills and optimizes memory improvement

    In this class, you will learn more about opening strategy and begin to develop a feel for where your pieces should be developed. To learn more advanced tactics,  you will be learning not just how to make a fork, pin, or skewer, etc; but also how to set up a situation where such tactics are possible.

    As we learned in the Intermediate Course, "Strategy" means the long- or short-term goals in chess.  In this class, we will be learning some more advanced strategies.

    Moving on from the Intermediate class, here we will be learning some more advanced checkmate patterns. As you begin to play at a higher level, your opponents won't let you checkmate them so easily - so in this class, we will be seeing some more complicated ways of setting up the checkmate.

    Now we move along to more advanced endgame techniques - learn how to win a won game, draw a drawn one and many of the common motifs and patterns of "winning won endgames" along the way!

    Recommendation: Students who have a rating 600 or above.

    Instructor: Sharath King Academy

  • 07/08 to 08/26  8 Classes Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm $175/term Location: Online4

    Chess is a classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth, raises your IQ, teaches planning and foresight, sparks your creativity, increases problem-solving skills, and optimizes memory improvement.

    This class will teach more about basic opening strategies and more advanced tactical tricks and patterns.
       The Summer session will start fresh, not just continue the 2020-2021 curriculum. We test the current skills for all students, integrate new students, and work on strategies and tactics for two main phases of the game. First we will all learn and practice a typical  chess opening. Second, we will focus on the key endgame patterns. This rewards pattern training and visualization skills.

    For the online classes, students will need to use a chess.com account in order to play chess during the class. Younger students can use ChessKid or other portals otherwise, but please have a regular chess.com account just for class. The instructor can observe all games at once. Another benefit from playing these games online is that the instructor can also comment on each student's games at some point during the course, and send those personal suggestions for improvement to the class.

    Instructor: Charles Schulien

  • 07/06 to 08/26  8 Classes Wednesday 5:00pm-6:30pm $255/term Location: Online4

    Chess is the classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth, raises your IQ, teaches planning and foresight, sparks your creativity, increases problem-solving skills, and optimizes memory improvement.

    The summer 2021 course builds on lessons from some great players. Active learning techniques will help students retain the lessons, and they can apply this method to learning from any master games on their own. Student play, ideally in at least 1-2 tournaments, even online, is strongly encouraged. It is important to test your skills, and student game review is another part of the curriculum. Thus we personalize the courses while seeking to illustrate how to apply strategic concepts in your games.

    Recommendation: Students who have a rating 900 or above.

    Instructor: Charles Schulien

  • 07/07 to 08/26  8 Classes Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm $255/term Location: Online8

    These art classes are aimed at fostering young students’ general appreciation toward the arts while learning fundamental skills for their artistic expression.

    Additionally, this class will teach students to develop their ability to “see” the real world in creating fine drawings and quick sketches from life. It will introduce basic concepts of shape and form, volume, texture, values of shades, basic design, 1-3 prospective, basic color theory, and much more. The goal is to complete a piece of work in each class while furthering their interest and knowledge in the expression of fine art.

    Class supplies to prepare by students:
    1.  A Sketch book (9“x12” size is recommended)
    2. Color pencils or color markers.
    3. Later on will need some watercolors.

    Instructor: Tie Li


2022 Summer Camp

Note: Half-day camps can be combined as full-day camps from 8:30am-4pm.

    Week 1 (07/11-07/15)

  • 07/11 to 07/15  5 half days Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 3

    Chess is a classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth; raises your IQ; teaches planning and foresight; sparks your creativity; increases problem-solving skills and optimizes memory improvement

    This camp will teach more about basic opening strategies and more advanced tactical tricks and patterns. 
    The class is going to cover STRATEGY - the long-term structural considerations that reveal the depth and inner logic of chess! Students will learn about harder and more complicated checkmate patterns too. 

    In this camp, we will have 1 hour outdoor sports everyday too.



    Week 2 (07/18-07/22)

  • 07/18 to 07/22  5 half day Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm $250/term Location: Rm 2

    This is an advanced Chess camp for grade 4-7

    This camp theme is Sicilian Defense, with emphasis on strategic themes for both sides and typical tactics. The opening is an excellent lens through which to explore the chess learning goals which are central in all of our advanced chess classes.

    Memorizing opening moves is not our main focus, but we will offer how to play one specific variation (for black and white) which is an excellent first variation to learn, and can be played at the grandmaster level as well.

    You do not have to know anything about this opening, or even play it, to benefit from the course. Practicing endgames, tactics,  and  competing daily over a physical chessboard is fun and useful for all players. Learning new strategies often helps broaden our thinking, and it refreshes our view of the game. For example, some of the plans we will see are useful in the opening 1.b3 (!) for White.

    Students in this class learn to create plans, identify targets and goals, gain understanding of piece relationships, look several moves ahead, calculate variations, and consider their opponent’s defense. All of this is helping a student learn the essentials of basic planning, whether in life or chess. Students will become strong in tactics and look 4+ moves ahead. They can identify key imbalances, formulate long-term plans, understand more complex endgames.

    Instructor: Charles Schulien


2022 Winter/Spring Live Online Class

  • 01/25 to 06/14  20 Classes Tuesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $400/term No class on Mar. 22Location: Online3

    Chess is the classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth, raises your IQ, teaches planning and foresight, sparks your creativity, increases problem-solving skills, and optimizes memory improvement.

    This class is for the beginner who has little to no experience with Chess but wants to learn. In this class, students will learn basic game rules and opening tactic moves.

    Instructor: Sharath King Academy

  • 01/14 to 06/11  20 Classes Friday 5:30pm-6:30pm $400/term No class on Mar. 25 and May 27Location: Online4

    Chess is a classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth, raises your IQ, teaches planning and foresight, sparks your creativity, increases problem-solving skills, and optimizes memory improvement.

    This class will teach more about basic opening strategies and more advanced tactical tricks and patterns.
       The Summer session will start fresh, not just continue the 2020-2021 curriculum. We test the current skills for all students, integrate new students, and work on strategies and tactics for two main phases of the game. First we will all learn and practice a typical  chess opening. Second, we will focus on the key endgame patterns. This rewards pattern training and visualization skills.

    For the online classes, students will need to use a chess.com account in order to play chess during the class. Younger students can use ChessKid or other portals otherwise, but please have a regular chess.com account just for class. The instructor can observe all games at once. Another benefit from playing these games online is that the instructor can also comment on each student's games at some point during the course, and send those personal suggestions for improvement to the class.

    Instructor: Charles Schulien

  • 01/19 to 06/13  20 Classes Wednesday 5:00pm-6:30pm $600/term No class on Mar. 23Location: Online4

    Chess is the classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth, raises your IQ, teaches planning and foresight, sparks your creativity, increases problem-solving skills, and optimizes memory improvement.

    The summer 2021 course builds on lessons from some great players. Active learning techniques will help students retain the lessons, and they can apply this method to learning from any master games on their own. Student play, ideally in at least 1-2 tournaments, even online, is strongly encouraged. It is important to test your skills, and student game review is another part of the curriculum. Thus we personalize the courses while seeking to illustrate how to apply strategic concepts in your games.

    Recommendation: Students who have a rating 900 or above.

    Instructor: Charles Schulien

  • 01/26 to 06/15  20 Classes Wednesday 3:30pm-5:00pm $600/term No class on Mar. 23Location: Rm 2

    These art classes are aimed at fostering young students’ general appreciation toward the arts while learning fundamental skills for their artistic expression.

    Additionally, students will learn the basics of drawing and coloring while having fun exploring different artistic forms, such as pencil and charcoal sketching, watercolor, acrylic painting, Chinese oil painting, pastel painting, and much more...

    Instructor: Tie Li

  • 01/26 to 06/15  20 Classes Wednesday 5:30pm-7:00pm $600/term No class on Mar. 23Location: Online11

    These art classes are aimed at fostering young students’ general appreciation toward the arts while learning fundamental skills for their artistic expression.

    Additionally, this class will teach students to develop their ability to “see” the real world in creating fine drawings and quick sketches from life. It will introduce basic concepts of shape and form, volume, texture, values of shades, basic design, 1-3 prospective, basic color theory, and much more. The goal is to complete a piece of work in each class while furthering their interest and knowledge in the expression of fine art.

    Class supplies to prepare by students:
    1.  A Sketch book (9“x12” size is recommended)
    2. Color pencils or color markers.
    3. Later on will need some watercolors.

    Instructor: Tie Li

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