Chess Master Arkady Geller invites you to join him on a journey of exploration and learning in the world of chess. The study of chess builds confidence, encourages concentration, fosters a lifelong love of intellectual exploration, demonstrates cause-and-effect relationships, teaches strategy, and promotes the setting and achieving of goals. 


[Mr. Arkady Geller] In 1977, Mr. Geller brought his expertise and love of chess from St. Petersburg, Russia, where he had taught chess to children for 10 years. He pioneered children’s chess education in the United States with the opening of his first school in Manhattan in 1980. In the years to follow he opened schools in Queens and Brooklyn, and in 1986 Mr. Geller founded the New Jersey Children’s Chess School. Arkady established the "Geller Kids" Chess Camp in 1992. Arkady has devoted his life to the development of a chess program geared to bring this wonderful game into the lives of New Jersey’s children. 

From 1980 to the present, “Geller Kids” have won many state and national championships as well as the US Amateur Chess Team Chamionships 12 times.


In addition to The New Jersey Children's Chess School and The "Geller Kids" Chess Camp, Mr. Geller has taught chess at the following schools:

-Rutgers Preparatory School
-Apple Montessori School
-Pingry School
-Montclair Kimberley Academy
-Kent Place School
-Glen Ridge School
-Glenwood School
-Franklin Lakes School