Blue Ribbon School


Dear parents,

Welcome to the Challenger Basic School family where we believe in the gift of empowering your children with the finest education possible. Consistently recognized for excellence in education locally and nationally* for producing some of the best academically-prepared students, we are also applauded by parents, both past and present, for providing an exemplary educational foundation that instills a lifelong love of learning and promotes a future full of enriching opportunities and success. Our staff, the majority of whom have been at Challenger Basic School for over a decade, stay true to the school’s philosophy of pairing traditional curriculum with innovative teaching methods; the outcome of which produces unrivaled results. The overwhelming pride and happiness we feel when we see our former students going out into the community as young adults pursuing their dreams and changing the world for the better reaffirms our educational philosophy and inspires us to continue with our unique, special, and effective approach to teaching children.

The energy, excitement, and pure joy our students exhibit in their endeavor to take their depth of discussions and learning to profound levels is just one example of what clearly sets our beautiful quaint campus apart from larger institutions. Our teachers, comprising of all state-certified Highly-Qualified educators, are driven by our passion for advancing our instructional methods through continuous research, training, and professional development. We faithfully nurture skilled readers and writers, critical listeners, confident public speakers, as well as accomplished scholars in Math, Social Studies, Art, & Science through our back-to-basics curriculum. In addition to our expertise in the art of educating children academically, Challenger Basic’s teachers are committed to fostering the healthy development of each child’s social and emotional needs. We devotedly cheer the successes on and off campus while supporting the needs of each student. CBS educators work closely with families and dedicate their time, love, creativity, and efforts to see that each child successfully grows as an individual in all areas to reach his/her highest potential. Furthermore, our administration seeks out every opportunity to support staff, students, and parents while continuously devoting ourselves to honoring your child’s successes, needs, and abilities.

At Challenger Basic School, our students and families are recognized and welcomed on our charming tuition-free campus daily. The comfortable environment provides for an intimate family-feel where students are treated as an individual. Located in educationally-competitive Gilbert, Arizona, we are known to consistently rise above the other schools in all areas. Knowing you have many options for your child, we thank you for choosing Challenger Basic School for an unparalleled education throughout your child’s elementary career. With grateful hearts and inspired minds, we proudly welcome you to the Challenger Basic family; welcome to Challenger Basic School!


Brad & Deanne Tobin
Challenger Basic School Founders

School Lunch

Lunches may be brought from home or conveniently purchased online through our hot lunch delivery program.

Challenger Basic School partners with My Hot Lunchbox to provide a secure, fast, and easy-to-use online ordering system that allows parents to view the lunch menu, order, prepay, and manage student lunches online.


  • Go to
  • Click on "Order Now" at the top
  • Click "Create a New Account"
  • Complete the steps to create your family account order, and be sure to check out.


Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular opportunities vary each year and semester. Currently, we offer, Intro to STEM and STEM Challenge with LEGO, Chess Club, Homework Club, Karate, Basketball, Flag Football, and P.E. Sports.

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