Challenger School - Berryessa

  • Challenger School is an independent private school that focuses on academic excellence, individual achievement, strong logic and thinking skills, and self-reliance.

School News

  • San Jose Students Win DAR Essay Contest - 03/18/2018 - The Los Altos Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors an annual essay contest for students on a topic related to American history.
  • Zeidman Awards Recognize Silicon Valley Middle-Schoolers - 05/23/2017 - Bob Zeidman, inventor and entrepreneur, is proud to announce the four winners of the third annual Zeidman Awards. The awards recognize middle school students in the fields of electrical engineering ...moreor computer science who demonstrate an advanced knowledge of electronics or computer programming to solve challenges in a unique and efficient manner. The awards were presented on Sunday, April 9 at the Campbell Heritage Theater in Campbell.hide

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students247 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • 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.

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