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Challenger School Overview

Sandy, UT
1001 to 5000 employees
1963
Nonprofit Organization
Education
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Working at Challenger School

Challenger School began in a one-room school in 1963 in San Jose, CA with 11 preschoolers. Over 50 years later, Challenger School flourishes with 23 campuses in five states (CA, ID, NV, TX, UT), teaches over 10,000 students annually, and employs over ... Read more

Mission: OUR MISSION is to prepare children to become self-reliant, productive individuals;

to teach them to think, speak, and write with clarity, precision, and independence;

to lead them to recognize and value their individuality and ... Read more

Challenger School Reviews

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    I have been working at Challenger School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great teachers and students are so eager to learn with brilliant, creative minds.

    Cons

    Management at certain schools is horrible as well as highly unappreciative of their staff and drives teachers to leave and quit - they don't help their teachers, yet micromanage on an annoying and unnecessary level. Low salary but long hours!

    Advice to Management

    Please stop micromanaging and nitpicking on things that don't matter such as dress code or classroom details! It's really leaving a bad taste in teachers' mouths and contributing to the high turnover. Also, salary is on the low side for all the work that is required to do.

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Challenger School Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Challenger School.

    Interview

    First written test,impossible to complete in the given duration,second one not time bounded.Don't know exactly what they are looking for??After giving written test,one middle aged person came,asked about how can I fit this position etc..Person after talking for 15 mins,said you need to meet another person...also I would be called to give a teaching demo,which I never was called for..They take a very long time,may be a month or so to inform about the status, that you are not selected,and your resume is on file for 60 days,if any thing opens suiting they'll contact! Please don't have much hope,that the interview is very simple..u never know why you are rejected before even giving a demo..Just give a try,without much expectations!!! Read one sentence view about socialism!!

    Interview Questions

    • How do u fit for this position,if you don't have experience teaching young children,very very simple and straightforward questions,but u never know what answers they are looking for??   Answer Question
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