Challenger School - Middlefield
Celebrating nearly 60 years of learning and fun, Challenger School is an independent private school that focuses on academic excellence, individual achievement, strong logic and thinking skills, and self-reliance.
- Top Ranked CA School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 406 students
- Average class size: 24 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
- Spelling bee: San Jose boy’s crazy run to national championship - 05/30/2019Vayun Krishna, 12, Sunnyvale; 6th grade, Challenger School-Middlefield (fossiliferous, frivolity, teledu, pyrheliometer, drilvis and ixodid, which he misspelled ixodyd)
- Santa Clara County student wins 2019 California State Elementary Spelling Bee - 05/28/2019The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is excited to announce the 2019 California State Elementary Spelling Bee winner, Vayun Krishna. The Palo Alto sixth-grader, who attends Challenger School Middlefield.
- San Jose 7th Grader Wins Regional Spelling Bee, Heads to National Competition - 02/17/2019Vayun Krishna, a sixth-grader from Challenger School-Middlefield in Palo Alto, came in second.
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- Our curriculum focuses on the foundations of knowledge: language arts, math, and logic. Early mastery of these basics prepares students for advanced studies and learning at an accelerated pace.
- Breathtaking Results - Our uniquely structured classes yield astonishing results in young students. Challenger students achieve scores on average in the 90th percentile on the national Stanford Achievement Test (SAT). This means that our average student outperforms nine out of ten students who take that test. Challenger School offers preschool through eighth grade programs that prepare children to live happily and successfully for their whole lives.
Source: Verified school update
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