Chess Lessons, Fees & Policies

  • Lessons are taught by our Chess Master, Farzad Abdi, and operate on a 12-week cycle. 

  • All lessons take place at Hingham’s Second Parish in Cushing Hall. 

  • All ages are welcome, but a minimum age of six years and the ability to work independently is highly recommended.

  • All chess supplies will be provided.

  • Currently, we only accept cash or checks made out to the Hingham Chess Academy.

  • A 10% discount will be given to siblings.

  • Missed class policy: missed classes are not refundable and make-up classes are not offered. However, our Chess Master will work with the student during Open Play to cover any missed curriculum, time permitting.

  • Snow day disclaimer:  in case of an officially announced Hingham Public School snow day, chess lessons will be cancelled accordingly. Refunds will not be granted. However, a make-up class will be rescheduled to the best of our ability.


Fall 2019 Schedule


Classes will start September 18th and run until December 11th. This is a 12-week program with no classes on November 27th. Our classes take place in Cushing Hall at the Second Parish in Hingham. Please note that our lessons have been moved to Wednesdays. Class times and fees are as follows:



Beginners will master chess basics, including how pieces move; maneuvering the board; applying chess terms such as castling; and the stages of play. 


Beginner Lessons: Wednesdays
Lessons from 4:00-4:30pm
Open Play from 4:30-5:00pm
$100 for a 4-week session
$250 for the full 12-week session


Intermediate lessons focus on strategy; board development; and applying more advanced chess terminology.


Intermediate Lessons: Wednesdays
Open Play from 4:30-5:00pm
Lessons from 5:00-5:40pm
Open Play from 5:40-6:00pm
$120 for a 4-week session
$300 for the full 12-week session


Advanced lessons prepare our players at tournament level and attending chess tournaments is recommended, but not required.


Advanced Lessons: Wednesdays
Open Play from 5:40-6:00pm
Lessons from 6:00-7:00pm
$120 for a 4-week session
$300 for the full 12-week session


To receive the discounted price on the 12-week session, tuition must be paid in full on the first day of class. Currently, we only accept cash or checks made out to Hingham Chess Academy.


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