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Events & Updates


    Howdy CEE families & Staff!  We can’t wait to celebrate 20 years with y’all THIS SATURDAY APRIL 29th at Rawhide!  We will have a private picnic area filled with fun activities for our families… Bounce House, Bungee Run, Tug a War, Face Painting, Photographer, Private Gun Fight Show, and MORE!!   Questions?  Come see us at […]

  • Save the Dates!

    *4/28  Town Meeting 2:15PM *4/29 20th Year Celebration @Rawhide 4-8PM *5/1-5/5 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK  *5/12  Muffins with Mom! *5/12 DINE OUT @ Chipotle Mexican Grill (Elliot Rd. location) *5/15 PTO MEETING @ 3:45PM, MRS. JACOBS ROOM *5/16 SPRING CONCERT @ 6PM Sun Valley Community Church *5/19 Donuts with Dad! *5/19 Dollars for Duds & LAST TOWN […]


    Our last PTO meeting will be on Monday May 15th at 3:45pm in Mrs. Jacob’s room.  Please join us to thank our current PTO elected officers and welcome our new elected officers!  This will also be a great meeting to learn more about how you can get involved in PTO next year!  


    Please don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Spring Concert on Tuesday May 16th!  Tickets will be available at the front office soon! *Concert is TUESDAY MAY 16th 6:00PM at Sun Valley Community Church  6101 S. River Dr. Tempe, AZ 85283 *More information regarding costumes/themes/drop off times will be communicated through your child’s teacher


    ***UPDATE*** ALL SUMMER MOVIE PASSES HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED THROUGH YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER!  HAPPY MOVIE GOING! If you have never purchased a Harkins summer movie pass you are missing out on the deal of the year, 10 movies for $7 per person!  Plus, Harkins Theatres give schools the 1st priority to sell summer movie passes AND they […]

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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