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About Challenger School - Ardenwood...
Address
35487 Dumbarton Ct
Newark, CA 94560
Telephone
(510) 739-0300

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$175
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,700
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Challenger School - Ardenwood

Challenger School offers uniquely fun and academic classes for preschool through eighth grade students. Our students learn to think for themselves and to value independence—the results are unmatched.
THINKING SKILLS
Challenger School teaches students early on that they are responsible for their own learning and for their successes. Challenger’s emphasis on independent reasoning skills results in their students’ extraordinary academic performance.
POISE AND CONFIDENCE
Challenger students regularly speak and perform before their peers, teachers, and parents from preschool on. Challenger graduates often point to these experiences as the basis for success in college and the workplace.
UNMATCHED ACADEMIC RESULTS
Challenger students achieve scores on average well above the 90th percentile on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. This means that Challenger’s average student outperforms nine out of ten students who take that test.
Come see for yourself. Observe our classrooms anytime.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
980
Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
90
Part-Time Teachers

Students

Students
980
Gender
  • Female
    50%
  • Male
    50%
Student Diversity
  • Unknown
    100%
  • African American
    0%
  • Asian
    0%
  • Hispanic
    0%
  • Multiracial
    0%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
  • White
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$18,840
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes
    Living in the Area
    B
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      D+
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $96,817
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,914
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $607,200
    National
    $184,700

    Challenger School - Ardenwood Reviews

    2 reviews
    Academics: Math thorough, gets very difficult in middle school. Science is excellent but again gets hard in middle school. Literature/ grammar are extremely good. Students very well educated in these two- level is higher than most schools. Geography/ social studies is well taught. Too much homework and tests to the point where the child doesn't have time for anything else. Too much work make sure it is right for your child, otherwise they might get too strict. Activities: apart from middle school they don't care much about those. they have excellent after care though. Diversity is made up of Indians and Chinese. College readiness very high, only if applying for academics. No group projects, social skills sometimes lack for difficult people. Safety: amazing but bullying isn't properly taken care of. Becomes a problem in middle school. Food: Excellent. Much variety, very high quality. Healthier than most schools. Parent involvement is extremely high.
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    The academic environment was very rigorous and prepared me for the huge workloads I faced later on. The school prepared me especially well in mathematics and the sciences with heavy emphasis on problem solving skills.