Coordinated and taught by chess expert Ross Colby, after school chess classes are offered four afternoons a week. There are opportunities for students at all levels –  from rookies to tournament players. Under Ross’s masterful and tireless direction, the TPS chess team has won two national championships, including the 2011 Junior High National Championship in Columbus, Ohio. In 2011, three TPS players became state champions, including the state's Junior High Champion. The Philadelphia School hosts a regional chess tournament each December.

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