We've taught more than 100,000 kids chess

Magnus Academy began as Silver Knights when a pair of brothers who grew up loving chess wanted to share their enthusiasm with kids. After ten years teaching chess at hundreds of schools, we partnered with Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion, to grow the game!

We'd be excited to have your child join our online academy, where kids ages 5-14 from 49 states and 30+ countries come to learn, have FUN, and play chess!

Little kids playing chess

What Kids and Parents Say after class

The coach was very patient and kept things interesting for my 6 year old. It was his first class and he is very excited to continue. I am amazed at how much he learned in just an hour!

My daughter told us she really enjoyed the class today and loved the instructor. She was also pumped to immediately apply the lesson in the game afterward

My son really loved his first Kings class. He said it was really helpful to learn from his games, which he hasn't done like that before. Thank you!

The coach is just awesome!! We really appreciate how patient she is with our 6yr old "

I won two games with the king and queen checkmate!

Learned about and tried en passant. He is feeling very excited about the new skills he is learning. Great work!

It was fun and we learned about skewers and pins.

I really liked the tournament! It lets me improve.

The coach did a great job explaining and teaching. She was thorough and patient.