Challenger

711 E. Gish Rd.
San Jose, CA 95112
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

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The average private school tuition in San Jose, CA is $10,742 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).