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 that provide support services to such schools are also part of the Coalition of Essential Schools network.

We invite all schools and organizations committed to the CES Common Principles to raise their hands and be listed in our national directory of affiliates. Joining CES as an affiliate school or organization is free of charge and provides significant networking and other benefits. Please visit Join CES for more.

When your school or organization becomes a 2016-2017 CES affiliate, you’ll be represented on the map above! Click on the locations for school and organization profiles, or visit the links below for full lists of 2016-2017 CES affiliates.

→ Click here for 2016-2017 CES schools.

→ Click here for 2016-2017 CES organizations.

→ We also invite you to view the full list of 2015-2016 CES affiliates.