School Calendar

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Events & Updates

  • Gingerbread Shoppe 12/16-12/19

    Students will have the opportunity to shop for their family and friends at our INCREDIBLE little holiday store that we call the “Gingerbread Shoppe”! Our CEE PTO hosts this sweet little shoppe and they’ve made sure to keep the prices low and the gift options diverse and fun! Please be sure to check the class […]

  • PTO Meeting 12/6

    Join us for our last PTO meeting of 2019! Monday 12/16 3:45 PM in Ms. Letofsky’s Kindergarten room. If you would like to view the agenda, click here.

  • CEE’s 3rd Annual Turkey Trot 11/23

    Join us for our 3rd Annual Family FUNdraiser Turkey Trot! Each student should have received a large manilla envelope that includes a packet with all of the details about our Turkey Trot! This is our BIGGEST fundraiser for CEE PTO – we have had incredible success the past two years and hope to raise even […]

  • Box Tops Goal Exceeded!

    CEE exceeded our fall Box Tops collection goal of 1,000 Box Tops and earned a Collegiate Spirit Dress Day for Friday 11/15! Dress in your favorite college attire/colors and show your collegiate spirit!

  • CEE honors Veterans * 11/8

    Students should dress in patriotic/red/white/blue attire on Friday Nov. 8th. Center for Educational Excellence wishes to invite all active duty Veterans and retired military service men and women to a special recognition ceremony on Friday November 8th at 10:00am. *If you have a friend or family member you would like to invite to attend the […]

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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