Challenger

711 E. Gish Rd.
San Jose, CA 95112-0951
     Tel: (408)377-2300
        
   
Grades: K | 247 students
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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.
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Challenger helps children become adults who are led by neither peer pressures nor common sentiment, but by the strength of their own thinking.
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As we teach content, we teach method—logic and thinking skills.
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Students learn to evaluate, question, and search for connections.
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Finding and understanding the connections between concepts is what enables students to retain and then apply and extend their knowledge.
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They learn to find connections by doing things in logical sequence—that is how they learn to recognize logical progression.
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Challenger students learn about freedom, and that each person has fundamental rights.
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They learn to respect the person and property of others.
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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.: 43%

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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