Brooklyn public school I.S. 318, serving mostly minority students from working-class families, has won more than 30 national chess championships, the country’s best record.
Filmmaker Katie Dellamaggiore talks about the making of Brooklyn Castle, a documentary about a unique public school in Brooklyn that is a chess powerhouse.
In this deleted scene from Brooklyn Castle, Rochelle auditions for the school step team.
In this extended interview, Principal Rubino describes the importance of extracurriculars in a public school system.
Take a peek into the championship-winning chess program at I.S. 318 in Brooklyn.
Student Body President Pobo and I.S. 318 staff deal with a mid-year budget cut.
Rochelle's class graduates from I.S. 318
The chess team heads to Minnesota for the Junior High National Chess Championships.
Meet the chess champs of I.S. 318 in Brooklyn, NY.