“I truly believe that The Knight School has helped in transforming our school culture.” - Dr. Charles Yeager, Principal, Gardendale Elementary School


“I have worked with The Knight School since 2012, the year they brought The Knight School Chess experience to Irondale Community School, a Title 1 Jefferson County School.  TKS taught 50-80 third, fourth, and fifth grade students each year with a waiting list of 20-50 students. As a veteran teacher with 39 years in the classroom, it is a thrill to see these students excited to play a mentally stimulating game that teaches critical thinking skills and social skills.” - Nancy Dunn, Irondale Community School Gifted Teacher and Chess Moderator


“The Knight School left our students at the Birmingham Summer Institute not only with a tremendous amount of chess knowledge, but also with strategic thinking skills they carry with them to all types of problem solving encounters, including academic, interpersonal, and larger social situations.” - Mallory Bubbett, Birmingham Boys’ Institute Summer Site Coordinator


“It was such a blessing for our children to have the opportunity to be introduced to the game of chess. Some of our children are unable to participate in extracurricular activities due to their families’ economic status, so TKS coming to share its time pro bono was greatly appreciated.” - Chrysanthea Thomas, Chalkville Elementary School Teacher and Chess Moderator


“The Knight School taught my students to strategize, to remain calm under pressure, and to be good sports.” - Charla Balogh, Gardendale Elementary School Teacher and Chess Moderator


“The TKS chess program has opened doors of opportunity for my students helping to nurture and grow them as future leaders, enhancing their academic performance, developing critical thinking skills, and increasing confidence and self-worth.” - Teresa Blount, Center Point Elementary School Guidance Counselor and Chess Moderator


"I am so pleased with all that you do! The students that participate are so excited each week! They walk around proudly with their Knight School bag at school. They are confident in their abilities and are always ready to play a round of chess whenever they can! Your instructors are exceptional as well, they do an awesome job in engaging, challenging and having just overall fun with our students." - Josh Torres, Holy Trinity Episcopal School


"We so appreciate and value the Coaches enthusiasm and passion for the subject matter.  Coaches are firm but fair and fun; reliable, compassionate and easy to work with.  Thank you for sharing your expertise with our students!"

- Kristin Thibodeaux, Enrichment Coordinator, The Woodlands Methodist School


"We appreciate the attention to detail to our families, the emphasis on building relationships with school management, the positive attitude and patient nature of the teachers, and the hard work of the owners. Thanks for a positive experience, and we love that our students have discovered a new interest in chess." - Kevin Kalra, Director of Innovation and Global Strategy, Montessori Preschool at Copperfield, Montessori Preschool at North Cypress, and Montessori Preschool at Cypress Creek


"I've enjoyed watching the program take-off at the school this year. The program facilitators do a great job on keeping their students engaged the whole time. This is done with love and dedication and the families have also witnessed this."

- Teacher or Director, Esprit International School


"The Knight School is exemplary at communication and organization. They are always quick to reply, knows what is happening within their programs, and are familiar with our particular schools and their daily operational procedures. Parent communication is rapid and strong. The instructors are always prepared for class and are on time. I love that scholarships and financial assistance are available when needed, and that friends can join the class to observe. Overall, it is one of the best run companies I have worked with in over 7 years." - Gabrielle Alvarado Mixon, Owner, After 3 After School Programs, Oak Forest Elementary, Briargrove Elementary, Mark White Elementary, Ashford Elementary, and Durham Elementary


"We have really enjoyed the easy working relationship and professionalism of The Knight School coaches.  The children are so enjoying the Friday Chess Class afternoons!  They cannot wait to attend class and you can tell that the children feel so "special" with their chess bags they carry to school on Friday's. Do not have any ideas for improvements or see any weaknesses. Thank you!!" - Connie Meave, Immanuel Lutheran ECE

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