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CHESS Classes
chess is thinking = chess is fun

We offer CHESS classes to help your little ones develop their human brains and discover their passions.

Benefits of high-quality chess instruction include improved verbal, spatial, and mathematical reasoning, better impulse control, decision-making, and higher self-esteem,

Our Coach



Coach Bahar began playing chess at age 9 and was Turkmenistan’s National Youth Champion by age 10 - a title she successfully defended for the next decade. Coach Bahar is currently rated USCF 2293 and FIDE 2166 and is among the top twenty women players in the United States! Coach Bahar is a highly-experienced and passionate teacher with a curated curriculum of lessons and practice exercises for her students worldwide.

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Small Group Lessons

 Fall 2023 (September - November)

Winter 2024 (January - March)

Spring 2024 (April - May)

Saturday/Sunday Group Lessons

Two levels:


Sunday @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Sunday @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 

**One-time placement sessions on selected Sundays**



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Rated Scholastic Tournaments

Sunday: May 26th

1 pm - 5 pm

More dates coming in the Fall of 2024

Open to chess players in grades K through 8, under 600

Limited to the first 20 entries:

Four Rounds, G25 / 5


prizes and medals

Entry Fee:


Our goal at Bright & Smart is to teach kids basic Engineering and Computer Programming Skills, and facilitate the development of 21st Century Learning Skills, such as; Information & Media Literacy, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, and Interpersonal & Collaborative Skills.


In-Person Programs procedures & Health precautions

  • Program tuition is due a day before the start of the class to hold your student's space.

  • ​Parents are welcome to observe from another room as quietly as possible so as not to disturb the students during class. 

    •  Health precautions in place: 

- All attending learners and adults might wear face masks.

- The staff will disinfect all the equipment before the program and will disinfect it again after the program.
- There are two hand sanitizer stations available, plus two restrooms.  

                  -  Only registered participants for this event may attend; no tagalongs, please.

  • No pictures are allowed unless they include only your child.​


  • Space is limited to 12 learners; early registration is encouraged.


Credit and refunds will be given for classes canceled only by Bright & Smart.

Also search our calendar to locate other programs we offer near you.
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