Extended Learning
Co-Curricular Programs


Chess is open to students in grades 2 – 8 and welcomes students of all levels.

The Chess program fosters self-confidence, patience and creativity while enhancing cognitive skills, such as conceptual understanding, reading comprehension, mathematics, logic, observation and analysis. Students become willing and active problem-solvers in a fun and positive learning environment.
Program Dates for 2024 - 2025

Fall Semester: August 14 – December 20, 2024
Spring Semester: January 7 – May 29, 2025

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  • Why Chess?

    Chess is open to students in grades 2 – 8 and welcomes students who are new to chess and those with experience.

    Through the use of instructional gaming, children develop better decision-making skills, are more aware of the consequences of their actions, and are able to think about and sustain progress towards long-term gains.

    Students combine artistic and creative skills to address immediate tactical needs.

Additional Information

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  • Days, Times and Fees

    Chess is available every day that the Punahou K - 5 Junior School is in session.

    Due to staffing requirements, the days selected must remain the same each week, and requests for changes are subject to availability at the time of the request. Also, due to supervision and staffing requirements, early pick-ups or dismissals prior to 5:20 p.m. for grades 2 – 5 students cannot be accommodated. See the course catalog for specific times and fees.

  • Faculty

    Reynolds Takata earned his Master Title in 1986 and is internationally ranked, with a rating of 2267. He has coached and lectured at ‘Iolani School, Kamehameha Schools, St. Louis and others, and is a private coach for many of the state's top chess players, both adults and children.

    Reynolds Takata
  • Escorting

    Parents enrolling grades 2 – 5 students should review the information about escorting.
The admission of any student in the School’s extended learning programs is at the sole and absolute discretion of Punahou School in accordance with applicable laws. Admission criteria may be modified from time to time without notice by the School. Furthermore, students with past due billing accounts may not be eligible to enroll in these programs until their accounts are brought current. All payments made to the School will be allocated first towards unpaid Punahou tuition.

Co-Curricular Programs Office

Bishop Hall
Hours: M – F, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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