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There's always something exciting happening at Challenger School. Whether we're preparing for a special program, welcoming interesting guests, or celebrating our students' achievements, we're eager to keep you abreast of the latest news.





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Referral Tuition Discount

For 2014–15 and 2015–16, Challenger is offering a 15% referral tuition discount program. This can be a great way for current customers and their friends to save on tuition, since both referral and referrer get the 15% discount. See 14–15 or 15–16 program flyer for details.



2014 Standardized Test Results

On the 2014 Iowa Assessments, Challenger's average kindergartener outscored 97 of 100 test takers at her grade level. Our average eighth grader outscored 99 of 100.



A percentile ranking pinpoints a student's performance among same-grade peers (nationally, in this case). The ranking indicates what percentage of test takers a student outperforms. Ninety-nine is the highest possible ranking.

Here are some Challenger ranking highlights:

  • 38% of kindergartners achieved a rank of 99.
  • 60% of 8th graders achieved a rank of 99.
  • 70% of Challenger students achieved a rank of 90 or higher!
  • Between 5th and 6th grades, the average Challenger student reaches the performance level expected of a college freshman on the assessment.


The Iowa Assessments gauge academic performance in reading, language, and mathematics. The results demonstrate that Challenger preschoolers enter kindergarten with advanced skills and knowledge, and that students who attend Challenger through middle school achieve an extraordinary academic advantage (91% of Challenger 8th graders score at or above the 90th percentile).




Challenger School Is Hiring

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