Central Florida's Best Instructional Chess Program

The OSOTA Chess program is comprised of the following offerings:

  • grade level enrichment classes during the school day at One School of the Arts

  • a middle and high club which allows scholars to play chess on campus during lunch.

  • an after school club which provides instruction for three different skill levels

  • a competitive team which competes at local, state, and national chess championships.

OSOTA Chess in partnership with Orlando Chess Academy is a fluid opportunity for chess players across Central Florida to grow in chess. We are open to the community and accept kids from other schools. We strive to help shape a unique chess identity and to provide turning point resources and progressive opportunities as our players' abilities change & skill levels improve. 

The Right Fit

One of the great things about our program is that we strive to innovate and meet the many, changing needs of our chess players. In order to remain fluid and keep our programs dynamic, we focus on:

  • CLUB CHESS! - a great way for kids who want to use their chess fundamentals and play recreationally with their friends. These students may not be as interested in competition, but can still find challenge in playing others and learning through peer guidance. This is suitable for Beginner - Advanced or all skill levels.


  • LEVEL UP CHESS - for kids who really want to take their chess game to the next level. They are typically at the intermediate level. There will be instruction and lesson-based play in this level. It's perfect for players who are wanting structured challenges, feedback from a coach, and just overall better game play. This is suitable for Intermediate - Advanced, and students will be monitored for possible promotion.


  • COMPETITIVE CHESS - These players are wanting to play others who compete regularly or want to learn how to compete at the local, state, and national level. Players in this level usually have an official USCF rating and are practicing and working on their game through study, competition, and daily tactics. Our chess coaches really challenge and speak the language of chess players elevate their game. This is suitable for Mid - High Intermediate - Advanced, and students who want to compete in tournaments.


  • MS/HS LUNCH CLUB is only open to students who attend One School of the Arts and are in grades 8th - 12th. They meet during lunch hours and connect with each other for great games and chess fun. This is great for older scholars who just want more playing time.

Skills Taught

  • Beginners are taught the basics such as piece names, development, and opening moves. Students will learn the basic rules of the game and play chess against their peers to develop their familiarity with the game.

  • Intermediate players are introduced to tactics, and further their skill in opening moves. They explore more challenging tactics and deepen their confidence on the board. Intermediate players are already comfortable with the rules of the game and have a desire to further develop their chess skills. Students will focus on learning and applying tactical patterns and basic opening principles to their games. They will also play chess with their peers in a structured environment (aside from learning, playing time is a crucial aspect of improvement in chess). 

  •  Advanced players are students who want to further strengthen their chess skills. Focuses of this group include building opening repertoires, improving tactical vision, and learning must-know endgames. 

Grades K- 12 | 4 Levels of Chess Instruction | Two Tracks: Competitive and Recreational |

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Chess Club Rates

50% off Sibling Discounts are available. Refunds are not available for missed days. If there is a normal cancellation, families will be contacted via email within 48 hours. Emergency 24 hours.  


  • CLUB CHESS! // Fall Semester $64

  • LEVEL UP // Fall Semester $80

  • COMPETITIVE // Fall Semester $80

  • LUNCH CLUB CHESS // Fall Semester $0


  • CLUB CHESS! // Fall Semester $80

  • LEVEL UP // Fall Semester $96

  • COMPETITIVE // Fall Semester $96


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Email for Waitlist

Note: Classes are full. Email radorno@oneschool.net to be waitlisted or to preregister for the Winter semester.

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Awards & Achievements

 2018 State Scholastic Championship
 2018 State Scholastic Championship

2018 Florida State Champions

We had players in 1st grade - 12th grade compete, and we walked away with amazing stories -- including 44 individual wins, 3 team trophies in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place, as well as 1st place individual.

 2017 National Scholastic Chess Championships in Orlando. More than half of our competitive team had successful games and won at least one round. 

  • Avery K - 1st place for Unrated Section

  • David R. - 2nd place for his 800 - 1000 section

  • Caleb H. - 3rd place for Unrated Section

  • Andrew T. - 1st place for Blitz Chess




Orlando Chess Academy + OSOTA Chess


2017-2018 OSOTA CHESS + OCA


2017 Florida State Champions

K-3 Divison Second Place

K- 5 Division 4th Place

K -8 Division 5th Place


2017 Competitive Team

K-12 National Scholastic Championships

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2017 Competitive Team

Florida State Scholastic Championships

Orlando, FL.


2016 Competitive Team

Fl. State Scholastic Championships

Orlando, Fl.


December 2014

K -12 National Scholastic Chess Championships