ABOUT US

For over 20 years, International Chess Academy (ICA) has been offering chess lessons to students of all levels, as well as chess tournaments, scholastic camps, and math enrichment programs for the larger community.



Located just outside of New York City, with schools in both Glen Rock and in Teaneck, New Jersey, is International Chess Academy (ICA), a privately-owned Chess school established in 1996 with the aim of providing professional chess instruction in a nurturing environment to students of all levels (beginner, advanced, master and Grandmaster level). Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ICA has made the transition to virtual education and now offers its' entire curriculum, as well, to students online. The hope is that the new virtual platform will attract students from around the globe to join our rich chess community at International Chess Academy Kids Online!
 

ICA History

ICA was founded in 1996 by two women, Diana Tulman and Irina Levitina. Ms. Tulman is Chess Champion of her native land of Moldova and a coach/trainer. She currently serves as Director and oversees all programs and operations at ICA. Irina Levitina is a Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She's been a Soviet Women's Champion as well as a U.S. Women's Champion several times, and was named the world's second-best women's chess player in 1984 while a candidate for the Women's World Championship.
 

Well connected in the world of chess, ICA attracts top-tier coaches from all over. GM Artur Jussupow (from Germany), GM Alexander Chernin (from Hungary), GM Victor Bologan (from Moldova), and WGM Tatiana Grabuzova (from Russia) are among the well-known chess trainers actively associated with the academy.
 

The ICA chess community is vibrant and active, offering enrichment activities, classes, tournaments, as well as multi-discipline scholastic camps during summer, spring and winter to kids from ages 6 - 16. In the summer, Grandmaster camp attracts talented young players with USCF/FIDE ratings of 1600 or higher from all over the world (France, Spain, Sweden, Canada, Germany, Poland, Russia, etc.) to the Glen Rock campus for weeks of intense study. 

ICA is very proud of the positive and lasting effect its chess and math programs have had on a great many wonderful students and families.  

Our Mission

 

Our mission is to foster a safe and nurturing environment and vibrant community for children to learn chess, train for competition, develop self-confidence, master decision-making skills and practice good sportsmanship, all while having fun. 

Our Staff

ICA Kids Online attracts top-tier and nationally & internationally ranked, professional chess coaches.

Meet our staff!

Our Students

 

With excellent training and exposure, many of ICA's students have gone on to attend prestigious institutions such as Princeton, Cornell, Columbia and MIT, as well as to achieve the ranks of Master and Grand Master Chess players. Read more

Give us a call:

1-210-797-0330

SUMMER Math with 
Zoya Kova for students interested in advanced Math grades 1 - 8 >>

GM SUMMER Camp with 
GM Alex Stripunsky for students rated USCF/FIDE 

1500 + >> 

In The

News:

ICA GOES VIRTUAL WITH CHESS CLASSES



ICA and their nationally and internationally-ranked faculty of coaches and teachers have launched their Spring Semester Online.

Mar 31, 2019

TWO ICA STUDENTS 

DOMINATE  NYC CHESS TOURNAMENT



Bobby Qian and Alexander Wang oare top winners in NYC Chess Competition

Feb 9, 2020

ICA STUDENT IS CHESS EXPERT AND INVENTOR



ICA takes extreme pride in working with extraordinary kids like Gary Leschinsky of Mahwah, Nj.

Oct 15, 2019

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ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Locations in 354 Rock Road, Glen Rock NJ 07452
& 185 Court Street, Teaneck, NJ 07666

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