Challenger

711 E. Gish Rd.
San Jose, CA 95112-0951
Tel: (408)377-2300
Grades: K | 247 students
At Challenger School, our mission is to prepare children to become self-reliant, productive individuals; to teach them to think, speak, and write with clarity, precision, and independence; and to inspire them to embrace challenge and find joy and self-worth through achievement.
Challenger helps children become adults who are led by neither peer pressures nor common sentiment, but by the strength of their own thinking.
As we teach content, we teach method—logic and thinking skills.
Students learn to evaluate, question, and search for connections.
Finding and understanding the connections between concepts is what enables students to retain and then apply and extend their knowledge.
They learn to find connections by doing things in logical sequence—that is how they learn to recognize logical progression.
Challenger students learn about freedom, and that each person has fundamental rights.
They learn to respect the person and property of others.
Students learn how honesty, integrity, and independence relate, and that with these traits they earn personal dignity.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 247 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Abraxas Youth Center (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is A.W. Spalding Elementary School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is A.W. Spalding Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • Collegedale
    A.W. Spalding Elementary School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-5 | 280 students
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    PO Box 568
    Collegedale, TN 37315
    (423)396-2122
    0PK-5
    280
  • South Mountain
    Abraxas Youth Center
    Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 50 students
    0 miles
    Po Box 334
    South Mountain, PA 17261
    (717)749-3066
    06-12
    50
  • Seattle
    Academy For Precision Learning
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: KG-8 | 60 students
    0 miles
    Po Box 51241
    Seattle, WA 98115
    (206)427-0115
    0KG-8
    60
  • Shallotte
    Grades: K-9 | 46 students
    0 miles
    Po Box 1988
    Shallotte, NC 28459
    (910)754-9637
    0K-9
    46
  • Santa Rosa
    Grades: K-2
    0 miles
    50 Mark West Springs Rd., Ste. 500
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    (707)303-7127
    0K-2
    n/a

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The average private school tuition in San Jose, CA is $10,492 for elementary schools and $15,464 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Jose, CA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).