Challenger School

★★★★☆
Because You Know the Value of Education
  • 730 Camina Escuela

    San Jose, CA 95129

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  • 408-213-0083

About Challenger School

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Choose between all-day and half-day preschool and kindergarten programs. Extended hours are available for all-day preschool and elementary students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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In the very same handout that bears her name, it asks parents "Please be patient the first week of school as parents new to Challenger learn the routine". Yet, on the third day of a new school year, she is heard outside at the drop-off area, yelling at and demanding pre-K parents that only drive-through is allowed. She is simply being unreasonable about parents' unknowing mistake of wanting to walk their kids to class and to have a quick chat with the teachers to make sure everything is OK. Did I indicate that these are pre-K parents who are sending their kids off the very first time? She may be successful, but so is DSK (Dominique Strauss-Kahn) - head of IMF. Challenger may be strong academically, however, it fails to teach kids moral value and common decency. As an educator and example to the kids, her behavior is shameful.

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In the very same handout that bears her name, it asks parents "Please be patient the first week of school as parents new to Challenger learn the routine". Yet, on the third day of a new school year, she is heard outside at the drop-off area, yelling at and demanding pre-K parents that only drive-through is allowed. She is simply being unreasonable about parents' unknowing mistake of wanting to walk their kids to class and to have a quick chat with the teachers to make sure everything is OK. Did I indicate that these are pre-K parents who are sending their kids off the very first time? She may be successful, but so is DSK (Dominique Strauss-Kahn) - head of IMF. Challenger may be strong academically, however, it fails to teach kids moral value and common decency. As an educator and example to the kids, her behavior is shameful.

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In the very same handout that bears her name, it asks parents "Please be patient the first week of school as parents new to Challenger learn the routine". Yet, on the third day of a new school year, she is heard outside at the drop-off

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In the very same handout that bears her name, it asks parents "Please be patient the first week of school as parents new to Challenger learn the routine". Yet, on the third day of a new school year, she is heard outside at the drop-off

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I love that I have found such a great school for my daughter! I visited several Challenger schools, and they all seemed nice...but the Harwood campus is the place to go! The campus is just beautiful-the rooms, the landscaping, and the view. The office is friendly and responsive, and the classes are VERY diverse! There is a great mix if Asian, Indian, Caucasian, African-American...even students from around the world like Russia, Holland, etc. My daughter is learning so much, making tons of friends, and having a blast!

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★★★★★

I love that I have found such a great school for my daughter! I visited several Challenger schools, and they all seemed nice...but the Harwood campus is the place to go! The campus is just beautiful-the rooms, the landscaping, and the view. The office is friendly and responsive, and the classes are VERY diverse! There is a great mix if Asian, Indian, Caucasian, African-American...even students from around the world like Russia, Holland, etc. My daughter is learning so much, making tons of friends, and having a blast!

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This is an amazing school! The academics are the best in the Bay Area, the afterschool sports program is fun and relaxed, my son's teachers these past three years have all been phenominal, and the office staff is very responsive. Comparing Challenger - Harwood to public school isn't even possible as Challenger's academics are a full two years ahead of California public schools.
As far as diversity, I don't know what that other review is talking about. The diversity is one of my favorite things about the Harwood campus - there is no majority race. There are white, black, hispanic, Indian, Chinese families and other families from Russia, Romania, etc. The only non-diverse point about Challenger is that every family there puts education first. That's why we're there.

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★★★★★

This is an amazing school! The academics are the best in the Bay Area, the afterschool sports program is fun and relaxed, my son's teachers these past three years have all been phenominal, and the office staff is very responsive. Comparing Challenger - Harwood to public school isn't even possible as Challenger's academics are a full two years ahead of California public schools.
As far as diversity, I don't know what that other review is talking about. The diversity is one of my favorite things about the Harwood campus - there is no majority race. There are white, black, hispanic, Indian, Chinese families and other families from Russia, Romania, etc. The only non-diverse point about Challenger is that every family there puts education first. That's why we're there.

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Challeger is a very good school who hires experienced teachers and has a quality program. Their facility is clean, neat and age appropriate

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Challeger is a very good school who hires experienced teachers and has a quality program. Their facility is clean, neat and age appropriate

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Challenger- Harwood campus - very homogenous community, where children who are not Indian or Asian are blatantly not welcomed. In fact, I was told that the school was not equipped for caucasian boys are teachers are not used to their energy. Used to smaller, more docile children. Director admitted to me that my son's ethnicity, gender and size made him not a good fit for Challenger......I have never been so appalled and I have my Masters in Education, to find blatant racism by a Pre-school of all things!!!

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Challenger- Harwood campus - very homogenous community, where children who are not Indian or Asian are blatantly not welcomed. In fact, I was told that the school was not equipped for caucasian boys are teachers are not used to their energy. Used to smaller, more docile children. Director admitted to me that my son's ethnicity, gender and size made him not a good fit for Challenger......I have never been so appalled and I have my Masters in Education, to find blatant racism by a Pre-school of all things!!!

Pros: car line

Cons: lack of diversity within staff, teacher and student body resulting in blatant intolerance.

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The school proved to be a good start for my son to get socalized and learn the basic education. Mostly the phonics that they teach is excellant. Compare to what your child is getting the fees is economical. Only thing is that the half day school is just for two and half hour. I wish it should be atleast 4-5 hours.

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★★★★☆

The school proved to be a good start for my son to get socalized and learn the basic education. Mostly the phonics that they teach is excellant. Compare to what your child is getting the fees is economical. Only thing is that the half day school is just for two and half hour. I wish it should be atleast 4-5 hours.

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