In the summer of 2017 the Saint Louis Chess Club Scholastics Team recognized the need for a comprehensive, beginning curriculum for use by its Instructors. Developed throughout the 2017-18 school year in partnership with Maurice Ashley and a team of educational experts, the curriculum covers the first 3-4 semesters of classroom chess instruction. The curriculum aligns with the Saint Louis Chess Club Instructional Standards and, following a piloting and feedback interval, were rolled out for the 2018-19 school year.
The Chess Club is also pleased to post for distribution a curriculum graciously provided by Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. Both the Saint Louis Chess Club Curriculum and Grandmaster Seirawan’s curriculum are designed to be used by chess instructors at all developmental levels.