School Calendar

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Events & Updates

  • Back to School Family Sock Hop & Ice Cream Social!

    Don’t miss a fun-filled family night at CEE!  This year our back to school family night will be a 50’s style sock hop and ice cream social!  We will have games, ice cream, dancing, costume contest, and more!  Only $5 per family to attend, RSVP’s requested by Wednesday Sept. 20th please. Click on this post […]

  • Save the Dates!

    *9/16 Costco Shopping Night (TEMPE) *9/20 Chick-Fil-A Chandler&101 6am-10pm  *9/22  CEE & Fit N’ Fun Family Sock Hop *9/29 Town Meeting 2:15pm *10/9 OCTOBER BREAK *10/18 SCHOOL RESUMES *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 […]

  • School Cents began Sep. 1st!

    We are having a FOOD COURT FRENZY contest in September because School Cents is offering 20 pts per dollar!!!  For a list of participating eateries inside of the food court and around the mall area click here: You should have received a flyer with an envelope to turn in receipts, please see the front office […]

  • Next PTO Meeting…

    Our next PTO meeting will be held on Monday October 23rd 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 an […]

  • 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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Our Team

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Take a Tour!

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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