Professional chess classes for students of all ages in the greater Los Angeles area.

Group Lessons

Fun, interactive sessions designed for players of various ages and skill levels

Private Lessons

Work with International Master Levon Altounian and other professional instructors

Chess Camps

Summer, winter, full day and mini camps in the greater Los Angeles area


Rated and unrated chess tournaments in
the greater Los Angeles area


Academy of Music and Fine Arts

6240 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 760-3185

St. Leon Cathedral

3325 N Glenoaks Blvd,
Burbank, CA 91504
(818) 861-3726

St. Peter Apostolic Church

 17231 Sherman Way,
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 344-4860

Starting a chess club

For the past 15 years, we have specialized in starting and maintaining chess clubs at Private, Charter and Public schools. Classes are taught weekly by a professional instructor and are usually 1 hour in length. Many clubs begin with the basic level and slowly grow as students gain knowledge and more students decide to join. 


Hear what our students have to say about our program.

It’s been 8 months since we started private lessons with Coach Levon. Alex is learning different openings and his overall strategy and understanding of the game have increased a lot. His rating went from 700 to 1400. angeleno Chess for Schools is doing a great job and Alex is very happy there.”

Felix Akopyan

Alex's Dad

Lev is not just a fantastic coach, he is an excellent mentor.  With his guidance my rating climbed from ~1400 to 2200, and I won several scholastic state titles along the way.  By letting me lecture at his chess camp, Lev helped me become a better communicator, and our sessions at the board, poring over puzzles and games, gave me a passion for lifelong learning.”

Sameer Manchanda

USCF National Master, Indiana State Champion