School Calendar

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Events & Updates

  • Harkins Summer Movie Forms DUE NOW!

    Please turn in your order forms for Harkins Summer Movie passes by Wed 3/21!  For only $7 per person you can see 10 movies (1 per week) over the summer!  That’s less than $1 per movie!!!  You choose the day of the week and the theatre (Harkins only) and enjoy the free A/C and popular […]


    Have a little Spring Cleaning to do? Bring your unwanted items to school Saturday, March 24th from 9-12 and donate them to our Goodwill truck! Goodwill will be on-site and providing donation receipts! CEE will receive $0.10/lb of donations received!   

  • Teacher Appreciation Dinner – Drinks & Desserts Needed!

    PTO is hosting a teacher appreciation dinner during spring conferences for our awesome teachers!  Pizzas and salads will be brought in from MOD Pizza, but we are asking our families for donations of drinks and desserts to accompany the dinner.  If you are able to contribute please sign up using this link: 

  • Light it up BLUE for Autism Awareness

    FRIDAY APRIL 6th: Please WEAR BLUE and bring a $1.00+ donation to show your support for Autism Awareness.

  • 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 […]

  • Next PTO Meeting…

    Our next PTO meeting will be held on Monday April 9th 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 […]

  • 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