We place the highest value on the parents we serve, the children we educate and the adults we employ.
Simply stated, we want to be the best
place for children to develop and the best place
for adults to work. We work hard to deliver an education that prepares
children for college and life after college and we provide significant
support to our teachers to make their work effective and sustainable. The values of CEG schools can be summarized by the following:
- College prep begins in kindergarten.
noted by the National Research Council, “academic success….can be
predicted with reasonable accuracy by knowing someone’s reading skill at
the end of 3rd grade.” We also agree with Plato,
who stated “the direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.”
- High expectations support high achievement.
that all students can learn at a high level when provided access to an
achievement-oriented, structured, disciplined environment beginning in
- Every minute is critical. CEG values every minute
of the school day. Every system, process, and procedure is designed to maximize the learning time for students.
- Leadership matters. The world needs educated leaders. CEG students are equipped and challenged
each day to grow in their ability to lead.
- Urban students deserve the best.
Urban students consistently
attend under resourced schools and consistently perform poorly on
standardized tests when compared to their suburban counterparts. CEG
believes all students, regardless of their zip code, can perform at high
levels when provided great teachers, well-designed
curriculum, proven instructional methods, adequate facilities and the
opportunity to achieve.
- Character counts.
CEG agrees with what Martin Luther King wrote: “We
must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus
character--that is the goal of true education. The complete education
one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which