Our Values

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. As 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. CEG believes that all students can learn at a high level when provided access to an achievement-oriented, structured, disciplined environment beginning in kindergarten.
  • 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 gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.”