How do we go from beginner to master?

It is our Enterprising Program

Below is a brief overview of the 7 stages

FUNdamental Novice Level
  • Ages 4 and up
  • Learn Fundamentals in fun environment
Emerging Next Level
  • Rating level above 500
  • Small group classes
Enterprising 1000 Level
  • Enterprising league
  • Talented small group class
Junior Coach Level
  • Special tournament training
  • Higher level analysis
Sophisticated Expert Level
  • Expert training
  • Expert circle
Youth Coach Level
  • Volunteer work
  • FMCA Coach
Master Level

Our Classes Feature

  • 2 Master Coaches on hand
  • Opening Middle and Endgame Analysis
  • Challenge Play
  • Analysis of matches played
  • Preparation for State and National Championships

Location: NEMA, 123 Muller Rd., Burlington, MA 01803

Schedule June-August 2023

Next Level Challenge Play Classes

Location: NEMA, 123 Muller Rd., Burlington, MA 01803

Saturday Schedule: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM


Jun 3, 10, 17, 24
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

(Pricing for our Next Level Class is on our Membership page.)

FUNdamental Class

  • Ages 4 and up.
  • Master classes for both beginners and talented young students for 45 minutes.
  • 2 coaches on hand at each location
  • Programs run all year. New students are welcome anytime!

June – August 2023 Schedule

Location: NEMA, 123 Muller Rd., Burlington, MA 01803

Saturday Schedule – 3:30-4:15 PM

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Fundamental Memberships

  • Monthly recurring autopay required.
  • Classes are non-transferable to the next month.
  • Unrated tournament included in membership.
  • 2nd child discount

Cost: $125.00 monthly

Monthly Membership

Special Promotion for New Members

During the Month of June

Sign up for $99 for the first month:

Drop-In Rate: $35.00 for 45-minute class

FMCA Remote Friday Night League

  • FMCA club on
  • Teams of 4
  • Master analysis following matches

Fee: $100.00/month

2023 Summer Live Week Program

During this summer session, we will cover all three important parts of the game: opening, middle and endgame. There will be team games on big chess board, outside activities, chess art, mini in-house tournament, T-shirts, trophies, medals, prizes and surprises for all.

  • Master Coach instruction
  • Tournament
  • Prizes
  • Outside activities
  • Various fun chess games

Location: NEMA; 123 Muller Rd., Burlington, MA 01803


Mon-Fri, July 10-14

Mon-Fri, July 17-21

Full day 9am-4pm
Half day 9am-12pm; or 1-4pm

Cost: $480 full day | $265 half day
Second child discount available.


    • Spacious Rooms.
    • Air-conditioned.
    • Bring your own (nut free) lunch.

2023 Summer Program Early Registration

Areas We Are Presently Coaching

Lexington, MA

Burlington, MA

Wellesley, MA

Weston, MA

Ashland, MA

Hopkinton, MA

We have a huge impact in the Lexington Massachusetts area. We have taught at most of the elementary schools in Lexington, MA. We recently coached the Joseph Estabrook Elementary School to the State Championship in 2019. And the Bridge Elementary School to State Championship in 2022. We also coached the Lexington High School to another State Championship in 2022.

Private Lessons

Private Coaching is invaluable to the success of a chess student.  All of the best players in the world have received some kind of private coaching.  If you’re serious about chess, DO NOT overlook this opportunity.  You can expect faster development because our curriculum will teach you the following:

  • To develop the fundamentals of Chess by using the Contact Method
  • Pinpoint key Opening and Endgame fundamental skills
  • Improve the visualization and logic skills through specific patterns of thinking
  • Analyze your games with specific objective of pinpointing strengths and weaknesses
  • Improve in all phases of the game and learn to think like a Chess Master
  • Positional strategic and tactical thinking to bring your mind in line with the masters mind

It gets better…we also offer online coaching if you want to work with us, but are not our neighbor

We will coach online and let you know exactly what you need to set up for success.  The key is, we meet you where you are.

Private Lessons Online
1 child $40.00 for 30 minutes
2 siblings $50.00 for 30 minutes

Private Lessons In-Person
1 child $50.00 for 30 minutes
2 siblings $60.00 for 30 minutes

Private Lesson Options

Packages for 10 classes $50 off:

1 child $350 (online) for 30 minutes
2 siblings $450 (online) for 30 minutes

1 child (in person) $450 for 30 minutes
2 siblings $550 (in person) for 30 minutes

Private Lesson Discounts (10 lesson packages)

Cancellation Policy

We require a 12-hour notice, if not payment will be required for that class.