The Westchester Chess School's group classes are a solution to a problem that those seeking chess instruction often face.
On one hand, while private lessons are good for learning a great deal about chess, they are a more expensive kind of lesson and are sometimes only affordable by a subset of the community.
The typical group classes, on the other hand, are usually inexpensive and good for beginners. However, they are often light on advanced content and aren't helpful to those who aspire to play serious, tournament chess.
The WCS group classes are for players who want the content of one-on-one lessons, but who can't afford private instruction.
Students in the WCS's group classes learn tactics, mating patterns, opening principles (and specific openings) endgame theory, chess notation, the use of the chess clock and more....all for significantly less expense than students learning the same things in private lessons. After each lesson, they are also given the opportunity to play a USCF rated game...something unheard of in private lessons and most other group classes.
This high-level/low-cost type of class gives more members of the community an opportunity to pursue advanced chess in a supportive, friendly environment. And, having more serious chess players in the community encourages more widespread enthusiasm for the game and encourages beginners to get involved.