Challenger School

News and Events

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.





It’s time again for Challenger’s Spring Programs!

All of our programs are original, written specifically for our talented Challenger students.


Preschool ProgramsMay 2–6
Kindergarten–Grade 5 ProgramsMay 9–13
Middle School ProgramsMay 17–19

During the weeks of elementary and middle school programs, peruse the outstanding kindergarten through eighth grade Young Author books. Visit classrooms to see Computer Programming Fair projects from grades one through eight. And don’t forget to wander through the Art Fair to enjoy a sampling of impressive artistic student work.

You won’t want to miss these wonderful events! As a Challenger parent marveled last year, “It’s amazing what these kids can do!”

Watch for an invitation with exact dates and times, or download a schedule from your campus page. Invite your neighbors, friends, and family—Challenger Spring Programs are fun for everyone!



Open Houses

Bring your child to see the classrooms and campus, and learn how starting early and starting right gives your child a lasting advantage.

The results are unmatched at any price!

California Open House—Tuesday, May 24, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.

Almaden, Harwood, and Shawnee campuses are participating.



Referral Tuition Discount

For 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 15–16 program flyer for details.

For 2016–17, Challenger is offering a 15% referral tuition discount program in CA and TX.
See 16–17 program flyer for details.



2015 Standardized Test Results

On the 2015 Iowa Assessments, Challenger's average kindergartner outscored 98 of 100 test takers at her grade level. Our average eighth grader also outscored 98 of 100.

The percentile ranking pinpoints a student's performance among same-grade U.S. peers. The ranking indicates what percentage of test takers a student outperforms. Ninety-nine is the highest possible ranking.



Here are some Challenger ranking highlights:

  • 47% of Challenger kindergartners achieved a rank of 99.
  • 58% of Challenger eighth graders achieved a rank of 99.
  • 70% of Challenger students achieved a rank of 90 or higher.
  • 82% of Challenger middle school students ranked at or above the 90th percentile.
  • Between fifth and sixth 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.




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