My son joined Vancouver Chess School this year and he loves it! I regretted not sending him earlier. The classes are well-structured, the programs are well-organized, and the teachers are all very nice. My son participated in in-person classes, online classes, and summer camps, and he loved them all! I highly recommend the school.


Oct 8, 2022

Vancouver Chess School is an amazing place for chess lovers. My son Ryder has learnt a lot both is summer camps and in group lessons and always had tons of fun. Highly recommended!!!

Flora Liu

Oct 2, 2022

A serious, technically innovative chess academy for all levels. Our son and daughter have thrived here. The teachers care, and students are encouraged with clever games, safe and appropriate social media, and of course the thrill of frequent competition. Homeworks are serious but fun and obviously build specifically on the lessons from class. It has kept our son committed to something other than TV and basketball...

Bilyana Ward

Sep 12, 2022

Incredible chess centre! I grew up with this place and do not regret a second!!!

Matthew Du

Aug 8, 2022

Overall, VCS is a great school with amazing coaches at various levels. Highly recommended to all kids and adults interested in chess improvements. We taught our daughter the game of chess during the pandemic. Our original purpose was to reduce her screen time by playing some boardgames, without much expectation on the results. Over time, her interest in chess grew, and we started to send her to VCS for regular classes and tournaments. The weekly classes/lectures at VCS always have a focused topic and are mixed with fun activities, such as quizzes, mini-tournaments, and even live tournament analysis. With a group of 5-10 kids discussing chess moves and expressing their ideas under the guidance of chess coaches, the atmosphere of the classes is absolutely amazing. Despite so many ex-curriculum activities (sports, music instruments, languages, camps, etc.) for the kids nowadays, the VCS classes are always one of my daughter’s favorites. The weekly and monthly chess tournaments are also very well organized by VCS, and the small tokens offered by VCS after the tournaments like trophies and medals keep the kids motivated. It has been almost one year now, and we are amazed by the progress our daughter made over this period of time. The quality of her games has improved a lot, and she can even occasionally win some local tournaments in her age group. Outside chess, one side benefit of attending VCS is that our daughter started to (logically) express her opinions more often, in and out of school. We believe it is large contributed by the interactive chess classes at VCS. Thank you, Mr. G, Harry, Amir, Stephen, and all the other coaches that we have not met yet, for running this special school. We look forward to learning more from you in the coming years!

H. Liang

Aug 5, 2022

Our kid really enjoyed the chess classes. The classes/activities are well structured and the coaches are patient.

lisa y

Jul 10, 2022