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Q300 Lower Division (K-4)

28-37 29th St, Astoria, NY 11102


Our after school classes offer a wide range of activities alongside chess. Students will be able to explore emerging technologies and hone their problem-solving skills through the groundbreaking Chess and Robotics class. Art promotes a creative way of thinking which will complement the individuality of each student’s chess play style in our Chess and Arts & Crafts class. Lastly, students will be able to benefit from the logical reasoning and pattern recognition that comes from the intersection between Chess and Math & Critical Thinking.

* Please fill out the form at checkout to indicate the level at chess. The participants will be grouped and divided based on their levels (the coaches will also do an assessment to ensure the participants are in their appropriate group) and whenever the kids are ready to be "promoted", we will automatically move them up to the next level.


  • Monday - Chess, Visual Arts - Students will engage with different artistic activities and media in this session, including designing and painting. Combining this with chess will help the students develop their creative thinking, spatial reasoning, and advance planning, as well as learning to express their individual style.

  • Tuesday - Chess, Web Development & Design - Through activities such as programming and design, students joining this class will get a head-start on some of the most in-demand proficiencies in today’s world. With the supplementation of chess, students will have a chance to hone their algorithmic thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Wednesday - Chess and Robotics - In this class, students will have the opportunity to work with robotics and control technologies in a hands-on environment. Amongst others, the students will be able to put their problem solving and critical thinking skills to use, all while finding out more about emerging technologies.

  • Thursday - Chess, Architecture for kids - Students attending this class will be able to try their hand in the process of planning and executing new and innovative ideas, found in architecture and design as well as chess. This will give them the opportunity to hone their creative thinking and expression, as well as their problem solving abilities.

  • Friday - Chess, Crafts ("How things are made") - The students will be able to explore the different processes of how everyday items are made. They will also partake in recreating some of the objects to allow the students to put into practice what they’ve learned! These activities will complement a chess element to help improve critical thinking and creativity in addition to cognitive ability.


  • 5:00 PM - 1st Pick-up window

  • 5:30 PM - 2nd Pick-up window

  • Earlier than 5:00 PM - by request. No pick-up between 5:05 - 5:25 PM

  • Extended dismissal time until 5:45 PM. Late pick-up fee of $25 for each additional 15-minute delay in pick-up after 5:45 PM. This fee can be paid directly to the instructor on the day of the late pick-up.


  • 5% Sibling Discount - automatically applied in the registration

  • Multiple Session Discount

    • 2 sessions/week - 3% Discou​nt

    • 3 sessions/week - 5% Discount

    • 4 sessions/week - 8% Discount

    • 5 sessions/week - 10% Discount

  • Payment plan options are available in the registration form​​

February 1 - June 21, 2024 Afterschool

For drop-in sessions, please email us

Sign up for the Upper Division Classes

New York Chess Academy & Q300

Situated in Queens, Q300 is a school that has a truly modern approach to education. It places students at the forefront, prioritizing their development into problem-solving and inquisitive global citizens. The school instills in students values of responsibility and camaraderie by working closely with the local community.


Q300’s principles align perfectly with those of NYCA. Working together, the two institutions strive to make the world a better and more educated place. By teaching students flexible and transferable life skills NYCA and Q300 want to prepare students for every eventuality of life. 


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