Challenger

711 E. Gish Rd.,
San Jose, CA, 95112-0951
Tel: (408)377-2300
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 Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 247 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 26%
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lamb-o Academy (1.9 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 Jose Challenger School-Berryessa
    (Nonsectarians)
    711 E. Gish Road
    San Jose , CA , 95112
    (408)998-2860
    (Nonsectarians)
    0  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • San Jose
    Lamb-o Academy    
    Special Education School (Christian)
    2151 Oakland Rd # 20
    San Jose , CA , 95131
    (408)334-0338
    Special Education School (Christian)
    1.9  mi  |  14  students  |  Gr.  2-12
  • San Jose
    St. Patrick School
    (Roman Catholic)
    51 N 9th Street
    San Jose , CA , 95112
    (408)283-5858
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.2  mi  |  233  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • San Jose
    Bellarmine College Prep School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    960 W Hedding St
    San Jose , CA , 95126
    (408)294-9224
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    2.4  mi  |  1604  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • San Jose
    Temple Emanuel-el Pre School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Jewish)
    1010 University Avenue
    San Jose , CA , 95126
    (408)293-8660
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Jewish)
    2.5  mi  |  92  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

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