School Calendar

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Events & Updates

  • February: Heart Health & Red Ribbon Week!

    CEE is celebrating Red Ribbon Week and Heart Health this month!   MON Feb. 12th – Wear a RED Ribbon! Pledge to be DRUG FREE! TUE Feb. 13th – Crazy Sock Day! Sock it to Drugs and just say NO! WED Feb. 14th  – Wear RED! $1 donation, Healthy Hearts are DRUG FREE!   THUR Feb. […]

  • Spring Box Tops Contest!

    It’s that time again… time for a BOX TOPS contest!!!  Help us reach our goal of earning $1,000 from Box Tops for Education this school year, we are more than halfway there from our fall semester Box Tops submission!  Your student will be treated with a lollipop when they bring in 25 Box Tops to […]

  • Kindergarten Orientation for 2018/2019

    Jan. 25th or Feb. 13th from 6pm – 7pm – Kindergarten Orientation for incoming Kindergartners 2018/2019 school year Join us for Kindergarten Orientation.  Meet our teachers and staff who will be available to answer your questions, learn firsthand how our teachers incorporate the Arizona State Standards into our dynamic curriculum and come find out for yourself […]

  • Save the Dates!

    *1/24 DINE OUT at Someburros (Tempe or Chandler) 9am-9pm *1/25 Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm *2/9 Father-Daughter Night at CEE! 6pm – 8:30pm *2/12 PTO MEEETING 3:45pm Mrs. Brown’s K room *2/13 Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm  *2/14 Heart Health Awareness!  Donate $1 to dress in RED! *2/19 Presidents’ Day – No School *2/22 DINE OUT at Chipotle (Elliot and the 101) 4pm […]

  • Open Enrollment, Now Touring!

    If you are looking for an exceptional educational experience for your child, please call us to schedule a tour, open enrollment is going on now.  Phone:  480-632-1940  Come learn how our teachers at Center for Educational Excellence incorporate the Arizona State Standards into our dynamic curriculum and you will see why CEE is consistently labeled an “EXCELLING” […]

  • Next PTO Meeting…

    Our next PTO meeting will be held on Monday February 12 at 3:45pm in Mrs. Brown’s kindergarten room.  Please join us and learn how you can get involved this year!  If you cannot attend the meeting but would like an emailed copy of the minutes and/or would still like to get involved in upcoming events please […]

  • School Cents! Holiday Shopping? SAVE the receipts!

    Turn them in at school (can be returned back to you) in the School Cents box at the front office or have them validated at the mall office (upstairs near Paradise Bakery)

  • 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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Fit N’ Fun Preschool

A healthy way to learn!


CEE Photo Gallery

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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