Extracurricular activities

Supporting children and teenagers, whether or not they attend our iféa school, so they can find fulfilment through quality activities when they are not at school.

An approach that is both fulfilling and educational

“Clubs and extracurricular activities are open to all children, whether or not they are enrolled at iféa. They have been created to fulfil two objectives. They first allow our students to have fun after school by engaging in a variety of activities. These activities, many of which have a programme that has been created with iféa teaching staff, are part of our overall plan to help children find fulfilment and success at school. After lessons, they can stay at school and head straight to their chosen activities. Children who are not enrolled at the school may also sign up for accessible, quality extracurricular activities (tutoring, music, chess, computer club, cultural or artistic activities).”

– Naïma, Cédric and Élie, iféa founders

More activities (further details to follow)

Émilie du Châtelet school will be offering children and young people between the ages of 6 and 17:
– a computer club (coding…),
– an English theatre club with adapted levels,
– an English yoga club
– …

Chess School

Émilie du Châtelet school values chess, which helps children develop logic, strategy, rigour and capacity for abstraction. The practice of chess develops autonomy and resourcefulness whilst encouraging civic mindedness and respect for others.


The way we teach chess is based on the same principles that are behind the iféa project. Children are protagonists of their own development. We use a range of specific media to teach basics, and a well-tried training program in various chess clubs (Paris and Mulhouse). Classes alternate between workshops, group learning, and unstructured game sessions so as to develop all the necessary skills for enjoying the wonderful world of chess.


Responsable École d’Échecs

Course Organiser

Currently a coach for the Swiss National Team, a former National Director for young people and coach for the French Youth Team, Vincent also trained the Philidor Mulhouse, which has won the youth divisions multiple times, over a ten-year period. As a World Chess Federation Master (2401 Elo rating), Vincent holds a State licence, as well as Master Instructor and World Chess Federation Instructor diplomas.