Sign up for competitive chess lessons at the CCEE. Students will learn chess fundamentals and strategies that enhance learning skills and cognitive thinking. They will build confidence and be ready to compete against other local chess players. Chess is a great way to help develop a process for strategic planning, thinking under time pressure, and learning while having fun! Chess helps children learn cognitive skills, such as counting, problem solving, and planning ahead. They also learn non-cognitive skills like waiting your turn patiently, building self-esteem, and how to win or lose gracefully.


Novice students and experienced players encouraged to sign up. All materials will be provided at class, including chess sets, chess workbooks, and instruction materials.

Age group: 7 to 14

Group size: 12

Dates: Mondays, September 14 – November 30, 2015

Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm

Costs: $180 for 12 sessions of 90 minutes

Class is sold out.


Arthur Lewis

With nearly twenty years of serious playing experience, Arthur Lewis has been teaching young players for seven years at locations throughout the Triangle. In addition to CCEE he presently coaches at Ravenscroft, The Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language, Davis Drive Elementary, and HighCroft Elementary.

David High

has been playing competitive tournament chess since his middle school years and won the North Carolina High School Chess Championship in 2009. Since then, he has begun coaching classes and giving private lessons to young players in the Triangle Area. Currently, he teaches chess at the CCEE, Willow Oak Montessori, Davis Drive, and various camps put on by Triangle Chess.