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 Non-sectarian
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 21:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lamb-o Academy (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Challenger School-Berryessa (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Challenger School-Berryessa (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • San JoseChallenger School-Berryessa
      (Non-sectarian)
    711 E. Gish Road
    San JoseCA 95112
    (408)998-2860
      (Non-sectarian)
    0 mi | n/a students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • San JoseLamb-o Academy
    Special Education School  (Christian)
    2151 Oakland Rd # 20
    San JoseCA 95131
    (408)334-0338
    Special Education School  (Christian)
    1.8 mi | 14 students | Gr. 2-12                      
  • San JosePremier International Language Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    Po Box 5123
    San JoseCA 95150
    (408)866-8234
    Special Program Emphasis
    2.2 mi | 48 students | Gr. PK-4                      
  • San JoseSt. Patrick School
      (Roman Catholic)
    51 N 9th Street
    San JoseCA 95112
    (408)283-5858
      (Roman Catholic)
    2.2 mi | 233 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • San JoseBellarmine College Prep School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    960 W Hedding St
    San JoseCA 95126
    (408)294-9224
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    2.4 mi | 1604 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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