School Calendar

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Events & Updates

  • Family FUNdraiser Turkey Run/Walk!

    IT’S NOT TOO LATE, WE NEED YOUR PARTICIPATION!!  Besides, what’s better than pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes??  Participating in a 1-mile FUN RUN/WALK with your CEE Family on November 18th!  Don’t be a turkey, be a HERO and help raise funds for our school!  A sponsorship/pledge sheet and detailed information packet was sent home before […]

  • Million Can Crusade

    AFC is teaming up with KNIX and the Million Can Crusade for United Food Bank!  Please bring in your cans this week! 

  • ENTER TO WIN! $5 T&N Raffle!

    Tuft & Needle has donated a mattress to CEE PTO and now is your chance to win it!  The winner will select the mattress size of their choosing and a brand new T&N mattress will be shipped directly to their home!   Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at […]


    Please help us reach our goal to send 300 boxes to children around the world!  Click on this post to see the flyer to find out what items your grade level is contributing!

  • Save the Dates!

    *11/15 DINE OUT at WildFlower (McClintock & Guadalupe) 5pm – 8pm *11/17 Million Can Crusade canned food drive – last day! *11/18 Family FUNdraiser Turkey Run *11/22 – 11/24 NO SCHOOL Happy Thanksgiving! *12/4 PTO MEETING 3:45PM Mrs. Brown’s Room *12/9 Holiday Pancake Breakfast *Santa, Snow, & More! *12/11 REHEARSAL at Redemption Church 8:30am *12/12 […]

  • NO SCHOOL WED. 11/22-11/26

    School will be closed during our Thanksgiving holiday break from Wed. 11/22 – Sun. 11/26.  School resumes Mon. 11/2

  • Next PTO Meeting…

    Our next PTO meeting will be held on Monday December 4th at 3:45pm in Mrs. Brown’s kindergarten room.  We have been discussing fundraising goals and upcoming events, we look forward to hearing more ideas!  Please join us and learn how you can get involved this year!  If you cannot attend the meeting but would like […]

  • Holiday Pancake Breakfast

    Our annual holiday pancake breakfast will be Saturday Dec. 9th from 8am – 11am.  As always, it will be a wonderful family fun event filled with many of our favorite things… SNOW, PHOTOS WITH SANTA, PANCAKES, HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES, TRAIN RIDES, FACE PAINTING, CRAFTS, SILENT AUCTION BASKETS, PERFORMANCE FROM OUR CHEER SPIRIT SQUAD, AND […]

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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