School Calendar

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Events & Updates

  • CEE Fall Boutique is Oct. 21st!

    Come join us for a fun day of shopping, a photo booth and more at our Fall Boutique!  Saturday Oct. 21st from 10am – 2pm, we will have a variety of vendors selling unique items (great for holiday shopping!), yummy snacks and treats, and even a special fall themed photo booth!   *If you are […]

  • Family FUNdraiser Turkey Run/Walk!

    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 fall break – if you need an additional packet […]

  • Save the Dates!

      *10/18 SCHOOL RESUMES *10/18 FIRST PRIZE DAY for Turkey Run pledges *10/19 School Photo RETAKES *10/21 Fall Boutique at CEE!  10am-2pm *10/23 PTO Meeting 3:45pm *10/25 Dine Out: CPK Chandler Mall *10/27 Fall Festival Field Day *10/28 City of Tempe Halloween Carnival *11/18 Family FUNdraiser Turkey Run  


    CEE is proud to support RED RIBBON WEEK!  More details coming soon, but you can learn more about Red Ribbon Week at or check out this fact sheet: 2017 Red Ribbon Fact Sheet  

  • School Cents began Sep. 1st!

    Thanks to everyone that turned in receipts for the FOOD COURT FRENZY contest in September!  Don’t forget, any time you eat at the affiliated restaurants in and around Chandler Fashion Center, SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS and turn them in at school or have them stamped at the Service Desk inside Chandler Fashion Center. For a list of […]

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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