School Calendar

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Events & Updates


    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!

  • Curriculum Night & Dine Out @ Rubios – August 16th

    Join your child’s teacher(s) on Thursday, August 16th between 5:00pm & 7:00pm to learn more about the academics, enrichment, and extra curricular activities that your child will have the opportunity to participate in this year!   Look for more information from you child’s teacher on specific presentation times.   Plan to join CEE families & […]

  • First Day of School!!

    We LOVED seeing our old families and meeting our new families at Meet the Teacher Night!! Get ready to begin the JOURNEY on the first day of school: Monday, August 6th 8:30-3:30 See you then!

  • School Supply Lists!

    Please click on your child’s teacher for this upcoming year to view their school supply list: Mrs. Kinneman Ms. Letofsky Mrs. Marquis Mrs. Truzzolino Mrs. Diaz Mrs. Kelly Ms. Bomberry Mrs. Spoonhunter Mr. Haynes Mrs. Wolfgramm Mrs. Brown Mrs. Smolenski Middle School

  • Congratulations to CEE Alumni Marvin Bagely III

    Congratulations to Marvin Bagley III, who attended CEE Middle School from 2011-2013 on his #2 pick to the Sacramento Kings in the 2018 NBA Draft!! Your CEE family LOVES watching your games and cheering you on!

  • School Cents Awards! CEE places in the TOP 5!

    We are SO PROUD to share this news with you all… CEE came in 5th place and our PTO received $1,000 from School Cents points this year!! Out of 20 schools, most of which are much larger schools, we ranked in the TOP 5 – that truly shows that our CEE community, though small, we are […]

  • CEE PTO Page, come give us a like!

    If you are on Facebook, please like and follow our CEE PTO page to stay informed about current school events put on by PTO, fundraisers, school enhancements, and more!  We invite you to attend the monthly Parent-Teacher-Organization meeting, please check the calendar for more dates/details each month.  PTO is an integral part of supporting our […]

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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



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