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Challenger Elementary School

10693 S 1000 E
Sandy, UT 84094-5982

(801) 572-6686


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Challenger helps children become adults who are led by neither peer pressures nor common sentiment, but by the strength of their own thinking.

Language Arts (reading, composition, and grammar), Math, and Logic are the three foundation disciplines. The degree of mastery in these three disciplines determines a student's potential for learning in all higher disciplines.
As we teach content, we teach method—logic and thinking skills. Students learn to evaluate, question, and search for connections. Finding and understanding the connections between concepts is what enables students to retain and then apply and extend their knowledge. They learn to find connections by doing things in logical sequence—that is how they learn to recognize logical progression.
Learning that progress is determined by effort, a student realizes that his success is in his control and is his responsibility. As he learns and applies this idea, he begins to understand and enjoy the strength of his own mind. As he learns to respect his own capacity and gains confidence, he also learns to appreciate and respect the same in others.
Challenger students learn about freedom, and that each person has fundamental rights. They learn to respect the person and property of others.
Students learn how honesty, integrity, and independence relate, and that with these traits they earn personal dignity.
And they discover early that success is rewarding, and that achievement is fun. At Challenger they learn that both are within their reach. The enthusiasm you see in students at any Challenger School shows that our students understand that happiness does not come from superficial sources—it comes from honest, first-hand accomplishment.
The learning patterns established in the very early years of a child's life greatly affect the outcome of that child's education. Excitement and enthusiasm for learning depend on getting the right start. At Challenger Preschool, our programs for three- and four-year-olds stimulate creativity and establish thinking and social skills that are necessary to future success.
Excerpted from the preschool's website