The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is a network of schools, centers, organizations, and individuals working together to create and sustain personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools. CES derives its strength and longevity from the ongoing commitment of students, educators, parents, and community leaders across the country and around the world.


Affiliations run from July 1 – June 30th.

There is a $50 early bird discount for those that affiliate before July 15th.

Affiliation fees are as follows:

CES Centers/Organizations
$500 for organizations with fewer than 3 full-time employees (currently 1/2 price – $250)
$750 for organizations with more than 4 full-time employees (currently 1/2 price – $375)

$400 for schools with fewer than 500 students (currently 1/2 price – $200)
$500 for schools with more than 500 students (currently 1/2 price – $250)

$75 individuals not affiliated with a CES organization or school
$35 College or Graduate Student
$10 individuals affiliated with a CES organization or school
FREE Students K-12
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