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Start Early. Start Right. Establish an educational foundation for a lifetime of learning. Challenger School has been inspiring children to achieve since 1963.
Challenger School Independence is a Plano private school with unmatched academic results. Our students scored in the top 10% nationally on the 2022 Iowa test. Start early and start right. Explore our preschool curriculum. We offer preschool year round from as early as 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our preschool programs are a surprisingly affordable alternative to daycare and can fit with your schedule. Childr
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Here is another blast from the past! Enjoy some throwback images of students over the decades enjoying Small World Days—just like they do now!
We’re getting ready for the exciting events happening in January!
We appreciate people, like Martin Luther King Jr., who think education should encourage the development of principled, critical thinkers.
In Challenger kindergarten, students develop logical thinking skills and a solid understanding of math concepts to help solve real-life problems. Peek inside a kindergarten classroom to watch how this student figures out a story problem, which helps the teacher assess the student’s understanding of the concept.
In 1963, Barbara B. Baker opened the first Challenger classroom to help students develop skills and a solid academic foundation. For the next several months, we’ll share glimpses of unparalleled academic achievement and growth from the past 60 years.
A new year, and a new issue of Challenger News! The January newsletter is now available under the News and Event tab on our website.
Happy New Year from Challenger School!
As we look toward the start of a new year, we express appreciation to our caring, diligent teachers who inspire and prepare students for the future. Thank you, Challenger teachers!
This clip provides questions you can ask your three-year-old preschooler to engage and discover what he or she has been learning in science this month.
Merry Christmas from Challenger School!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Enjoy some fun throwback photos of Challenger students and staff celebrating the holiday season throughout the years.
Even though school is not in session, you can still help stimulate your child’s thinking by playing games as a family over winter break. Scrabble, Pictionary, and Set are just a few examples of games that can help reinforce a love for logical thinking–all while having a bit of friendly competition and fun!
Students had a merry time with some Christmas celebrations last week! We hope students and staff enjoy their winter break, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the new year!
This has been an exciting week as elementary and middle school students presented their Christmas Sings for parents and families! Enjoy this festive performance by one of our fifth-grade classes!
When reading with phonics, Challenger students learn to identify irregular vowels. They recognize that when certain letters are grouped together, they may make a different sound. Question your kindergartner to see if he or she can mention some words that contain T-I-O-N and S-I-O-N as shown in this fun, cheery song.
Challenger’s speech curriculum helps students become confident and articulate–invaluable skills needed for life. Peek inside a second grade class as this student delivers her speech with clarity.
This has been a jolly week as we’ve enjoyed preschool Christmas Sings! We’re passing along a little holiday cheer on behalf of some of our preschoolers. We are looking forward to elementary and middle school programs next week!
On December 7, 1941, Japanese forces attacked the U.S. Naval Station at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, plunging our country into war. In K–G8 classes this month, we will hold a commemoration to honor those who lost their lives on that day and throughout World War II.
December can be rather chilly for some of our students—remember to bundle up!
There is a lot happening at Challenger this month! Stay in-the-know with our December newsletter, now available under the News and Event tab on our website.
Campus spelling bees for third through eighth graders begin this week. We wish all our super-speller students the best of luck in the competition!
Feast Day is a fun Challenger tradition and an opportunity for families to enjoy lunch together! Students had a great time partaking in the festivities as they remembered the tenets that helped establish the first Thanksgiving.
For 60 years, Challenger has been holding Feast Days as an expression of gratitude. Here are some throwback images of Challenger students and staff celebrating Thanksgiving over the decades.
We appreciate our Challenger teachers who continually prepare, teach, lead, and inspire students. Thank you, teachers, for your diligence and excellent work!
We have much to be thankful for at Thanksgiving. Do you know the events that led to the first-ever Thanksgiving? Read Rights to Be Thankful For on our website and discover what turkey and property rights have in common.
This month, four-year-old preschoolers are learning about nutrition and the different types of food that best fuels our bodies to be strong and healthy. Watch this clip for questions you could ask to engage with your child.
This month, kindergartners are ready to learn skills to help with mental math—calculations that are done in the mind rather than on paper. Mental math is a skill students will develop over time as they learn how to quickly add and subtract one number from another number. As they practice, their ability to listen, focus, and concentrate will improve along with their math skills.
In Veterans Day assemblies and commemorations today, Challenger kindergarten through eighth-grade students will learn to recognize why countless American men and women have defended freedom around the world.
One fun way to help your first grader think logically is to ask him or her to create a Venn diagram for household items. For example, have your child categorize food by dinner food or dessert food. Where do they cross—or do they?
Deconstructing a sentence is one way to gain a deeper understanding of its grammatical structure and syntax. Peek inside one of our second-grade classrooms and watch how the students work together to identify and label each part of a sentence.
Our students had so much fun at Halloween Dress-Up Days! Take a look at these spook-tacular costumes!
We are thankful for the many wonderful people who work together to create positive opportunities at Challenger School. Read about upcoming events in the November newsletter, found under the News and Events tab on our website.
A little Halloween fun!
Since 1963, Challenger has seamlessly blended learning and fun. Here are some throwback images of Challenger students and staff celebrating Halloween over the decades.
When teaching students to blend using phonics, Challenger highlights irregular vowels (vowel combinations that are exceptions to the standard phonics rules). Students learn to identify irregular vowels—like when two o’s are together in a word—to be able to read words like hook and book or scoop and loop. See if your kindergartner can name some words that have two O’s together as shown in this fun, spooky song.
Three-year-old preschoolers have been learning about the body’s five senses in science class. This clip may provide you with some ideas on how you could engage with your child as you see and hear what the children have been learning about this month.
Take a peek inside one of our first-grade math classes where students are learning how to measure. Notice how the teacher patiently gives her students time to think so they can, in turn, answer questions confidently and correctly.
Help your G3–G5 child this month by helping him or her to watch for words that use the same roots as their spelling words and vocabulary concepts (as indicated on homework sheets). It’s another way you can help support your child’s learning at home.
We appreciate Challenger teachers who work tirelessly to help students discover joy in learning. Watch how these teachers—like teachers across all our campuses—help students develop their self-worth through achievement.
Challenger School invites you to attend an Open House for prospective students and their families. Open Houses provide opportunities to meet and interact with teachers and administrators, and to tour our beautiful campus. Call in advance to schedule an individual tour, or simply show up on the 27th! We hope to see you there!
Challenger School invites you to attend an Open House for prospective students and their families. Open Houses provide opportunities to meet and interact with teachers and administrators, and to tour our beautiful campus. Call in advance to schedule an individual tour, or simply show up on the 13th! We hope to see you there!
Challenger School invites you to attend an Open House for prospective students and their families. Open Houses provide opportunities to meet and interact with teachers and administrators, and to tour our beautiful campus. Call in advance to schedule an individual tour, or simply show up on the 22nd! We hope to see you there!
Challenger School invites you to attend an Open House for prospective students and their families. Open Houses provide opportunities to meet and interact with teachers and administrators, and to tour our beautiful campus. Call in advance to schedule an individual tour, or simply show up on the 1st! We hope to see you there!
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