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Chess Club

The JSSPVA organizes and operates The Joseph Sears School Chess Club. Chess Club participants meet once a week during lunch in The Link area (Faculty Hall). Chess Club is open to all students from Kindergarten - 8th grade.

We are honored to have Shiva Maharaj (2016 Northern Illinois Chess Tutor of the year) as our Chess Instructor and he is assisted by Joseph Sears School staff members.

Chess Club will run for two sessions throughout the year:

  • The first session will run September 7, 2017 - January 23, 2018. Registration/payment for fall session begins in August 2017.
  • The second session will run January 30, 2018 - May 17, 2018. Registration/payment for the second session will begin in January 2018.

Sears Chess Team:

In addition to the lunchtime sessions, more advanced and interested students can take part in the Sears Chess Team. The Chess team meets during both sessions on Thursday mornings 7:20am - 8:10am. There is an additional charge to participate on the Chess Team. Please contact Chris Tribe for more information.

There is a 16 student/day minimum required to the Chess Club groups.



Chess Club Registration Information

Session 1: September 7, 2017 - January 23, 2018

Session 1 Schedule/Fees

Grades Fees Meets on (exclusions)
K-1 $128 Every Weds lunch starting 9/13 (excl: 11/22, 12/20)
2-3 $128 Every Tues lunch starting 9/12 (excl: 10/31, 11/21, 12/19)
4-8 $119.50 Every Thurs lunch starting 9/7 (excl: 9/21, 10/19, 11/23, 12/21)
Team $140 Every Thurs AM starting 9/7 (excl: 9/21, 10/19, 11/23, 12/21)


Please complete BOTH of the following two steps to complete your registration.

  1. Please complete the on-line registration form for EACH participant.

Session 1 Registration Form

2. Submit payment on-line:

Session 1 Payment

Note: if you would prefer not to pay on-line, you may write a check payable to JSSPVA. Include in the 'Note' section of the check the student(s) and their respective grade(s).

Checks should be mailed to:
JSSPVA, 542 Abbotsford Road, Kenilworth, IL 60043
(or dropped off at school)

Session 2: January 30, 2018 - May 17, 2018

Registration information for the second session of Chess Club will be made available in January 2018.