School Calendar

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Events & Updates

  • Gobble Gobble… It’s Turkey Trot time!!!!!

    We are so excited for our 2nd Annual Turkey Trot FUNdraiser Run/Walk event!  Last year was an INCREDIBLE success, we raised $6,000 with a little less than 25% participation of our student body!  It was a new event to our students and we know that it is a busy time of year, but for those […]

  • Turkey Trot FUNdraiser T-Shirts! ORDER NOW!

    Don’t forget to turn in your order form for Turkey Trot T-Shirts by Wed. Oct. 24th!   Save the date Sat. Nov. 17th (8:30am Turkey Trot @ Shawnee Park) and keep your eye out for your pledge packet coming home soon! 

  • Coffee & Chat with Principal Cochran

    Join us immediately after morning drop off (around 8:30am) for coffee and casual conversation!  We will be on the front patio, please stop by to chat, we would love to catch up with you!

  • Fall Break Oct. 8th – 15th

    Fall Break is Oct. 8-12th, NO SCHOOL Monday Oct. 15th (Teacher In-Service).   School resumes Tuesday Oct. 16th!


    Join us for our annual back to school family night this Friday Sep. 21st!  This year we are taking CEE to Hollywood for a “Night at the Oscars”!  Come decked out in your Hollywood glam (formal/costume attire optional).  Dancing, Live Band, Crafs, Games, Popcorn Snack, Costume Contest – Thanks to CEE PTO this event is […]

  • Library Night – August 20th!

    Join us from 6:00pm-8:00pm for Library Night! Students can wear their pajamas & bring a blanket or sleeping bag for favorite stories by the campfire read by CEE staff members! We’ll also have crafts, open check-out for families, and other fun activities. Plan to join us there!

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Fit N’ Fun Preschool

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Welcome to the Center for Educational Excellence – one of the premier Charter Schools in the state of Arizona. A recognized leader in educational instruction and located in the heart of Tempe Arizona and the Kyrene Elementary School District, CEE (as we affectionately call it) is an excellent educational opportunity for all East Valley students including Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert and Phoenix Elementary School Districts.

CEE offers an exceptional accelerated curriculum as well as other life – enriching opportunities to create a more complete learning experience. This has enabled us to be recognized as an “Excelling” or “A Rated” school by the Arizona Department of Education since we first opened our doors in 1997. We take great pride in our state of the art facility and it is our belief that charter schools can provide unique learning opportunities for students. We continue to strive to be ranked among the best.

As an “A Rated” Arizona Charter School, it is our mission to ensure the maximum growth for all of our students in both academics and character development. We work to accomplish our mission by creating a safe and positive environment that allows each of our students to progress at his or her own pace. CEE also offers a benefit that many other schools today cannot – which is our commitment to maintaining limited class sizes to optimize every child’s learning experience.

CEE serves students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth, as well as a private preschool, Fit N’ Fun Educational Center. All of our classrooms are staffed with highly qualified and certified teachers who encourage students to become life long learners. We enhance our nationally-recognized curriculum material with supplemental resources to provide unique learning opportunities for all of the students in our school. Extra-curricular activities, enrichment programs and field trips round out their charter school experience, along with a dedicated and supportive community made up of staff volunteers, and parents.

I encourage you to review our website and take some time to learn about all that CEE has to offer. Review our philosophies, learn about our exceptional teachers and curriculum, and even see what our parents and students have to say about us. I am sure you will be impressed. I would also encourage interested parents and prospective students to learn more about us by calling us directly and arranging for a private tour at your convenience.


Stacey Cochran











Finance & Compliance

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