Coalition of Essential Schools

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About us


We envision a world in which all children receive the nurturance, guidance, and resources they need to reach their fullest potential.


Our mission is to create and sustain equitable, intellectually vibrant, personalized schools and to make such schools the norm of American public education.

We believe that the CES Common Principles - emphasizing equity, personalization, and intellectual vibrancy - serve as a guide to creating schools that will nurture students to reach their fullest potential. We believe that to change the public school system, we need to create and sustain large numbers of individual schools that fully enact CES principles - schools that can serve as models to other schools and demonstrations to the public that it is possible to re-imagine education.



Contact information

Government ID number: 06-1489409

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Phone: 510-433-1451

Fax: 510-433-1455

1330 Broadway, Suite 600, Oakland, CA, 94612, US

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