Diverse in size, population, and programmatic emphasis, Essential schools serve students from pre-kindergarten through high school in urban, suburban, and rural communities. They are characterized by personalization, democracy, equity, intellectual vitality and excellence. CES organizations provide support services to such schools and are part of the Coalition of Essential Schools network. We also invite individuals not affiliated with a school or organization to join CES.

Using the map above, lick on the locations for school and organization profiles, or visit the links below:

→ Click here for CES-affiliated schools

→ Click here for CES-affiliated organizations

Join CES

Joining CES as an affiliate is free of charge and provides significant networking and other benefits. Please visit Join CES for more. We also offer an individual affiliation option for those who are not associated with a school or organization.

CES’s affiliation program runs annually from July 1 through June 30. For the full list of last year’s CES affiliates, visit the 2015-2016 CES affiliate list.