School Calendar

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Events & Updates

  • 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 […]

  • Save the Dates!

    *10/18 DINE OUT NIGHT! @ Café Zupas Chandler – 25% of purchase is donated to CEE! *10/21 Last day to turn in Box Tops for our Football Returns contest! *10/24 Join us for PTO Meeting @ 3:45pm in Mrs. Jacobs room *10/26 Awareness Wednesday, pay $1 to wear RED in support of Red Ribbon week *10/28 FALL […]

  • CEE Has Boarded The Energy Bus!

    CEE is always striving to improve our culture in a positive way. This year our school is focusing on the ‘Energy Bus’ by John Gordon. Learn more about the Energy Bus and find activities to do with your child here:


    This year we are excited to celebrate 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE at CEE!  Don’t forget to buy the special 20 Year Spirit T-Shirt in the office for $15.00 and help us commemorate this special year!  We will have a school wide photo taken in our 20 Year Spirit shirts on Wednesday September 7th!  Our goal […]

  • New School Lunch Company: Just Catering AZ

    CEE has a new catering company for school lunches for 2016-2017.  To create an account and order your child’s lunch go to WEBSITE Click HERE for a pdf of the August menu.  Click HERE for the information flyer.

Forms & Flyers

  • Forms and other documents can be viewed and downloaded by following the link below.


Our Team

Meet our faculty.


Take a Tour!

Visit our facility.


Fit N’ Fun Preschool

A healthy way to learn!


CEE Photo Gallery

Check out the latest with CEE!


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