Vancouver Chess School has given my 2 kids a fun, intellectual and safe space to hang out with other like-minded children. They have very competent and experienced instructors. Both their in-person (pre-Covid) and virtual (post-Covid) instruction are very engaging and enjoyable. Both my kids love every minute of their lessons and the in-house tournaments organized by the school. So great to be part of VCS community! Highly recommend the school to anyone who would like to train their minds or learn a new skill.

Khangmin Lee

Mar 15, 2021

My son and daughter, aged 8 and 10, are members of VCS. They joined in 2019 April and since then they have enjoyed their lessons with Mr. G. VanChess has an online platform where chess puzzles, homeworks are regularly posted. Mr. G is an extremely dedicated chess teacher and also very responsive over emails. He is patient and caring towards his students. And I must add very impartial too. My children are still member of Vanchess and we continue to do so.

Preeti Jaiman

Mar 11, 2021

I first got to know Vancouver Chess School when I registered my son for the VCS’ Chess in School program in 2016. I simply wanted to expose him to an extracurricular activity, but I didn’t expect that he would fall in love with chess after only a few lessons. For the past 4 years, he has learned and developed his chess skills at VCS, and has grown from a beginner to a leading chess player at his grade. VCS offers a variety of resources for young chess players to learn and develop. My son started with Chess in School program, and later moved to Group Classes. He started with a low level class and has been continuously promoting his chess levels. At present, he is at the highest level class taught by a Grandmaster. VCS offers a variety of CMA rated tournaments, from weekly and monthly tournaments to provincial level and national level challenges, for players to practice their skills, learn from each other, and build their confidence and resilience. VCS is not just a chess school but also a community where the players build their social connections, share their experiences and most importantly, have fun. Before the pandemic, VCS was a place my son visited most aside from his own school. Becoming a Grandmaster is a long journey that requires interest, passion and patience to become successful. I feel fortunate that my son had a great start at VCS, and thanks to the friendly environment, the experienced coaches and the supportive staff there, my son has enjoyed every step in his chess journey and he is still advancing himself here at VCS.

Jiyang Gao

Jan 24, 2021

My son has been with Vancouver Chess School for more than 1 year. He loved the classes, and the teachers there as well. The coaches are great, and they teach kids not only the techniques but also the chess spirits. The school provides many online tournaments and trainings during the pandemic period and turn out to be a huge bonus to those stay at home kids.

Vivian Cheng

Jan 19, 2021

vancouver chess school is a fun and interesting education experience for young chess fan, the teachers and instructors are well knowledge and responsible, the program is well developed ...

Gosha Wen

Jan 17, 2021

At the Vancouver Chess School, students learn much more than Chess!! It is a fun, inclusive and welcoming school, where students have the opportunity to compete at a high level, but more importantly they also learn life lessons. Learning how to win and lose graciously, set goals, have honour, get along with others, and most importantly have fun. Vancouver Chess School is our son's second home, and we feel so grateful for the mentorship and support he has received over the past three years. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for Wesley!!!

Jennifer Russel

Jan 10, 2021