During his early years in professional magic, it became Ben Chavez's aim to make it possible for prospective magicians to be taught in an organized, practical manner. It had long been possible to be trained in most brances of entertainment, but magic had remained almost untouched in the field of education. With this thought in mind, he founded the Chavez College of Magic in 1941. It established for the first time a genuine school of magic.
In 1946, the course of study was approved by the California State Department of Education, the only school for magicians in America where Verterans of World War II could study under the GI Bill of Rights. Over the years, methods of teaching have been perfected and new material has been added to the curriculum. When Ben Chavez passed away in 1962, Marian Chavez contined to operate from her studio in Panoram City, California.