Discover Who You Are
CEA students look inside themselves and discover who they are.
Your child is encouraged to take chances.
He or she may stumble, but they learn to not give up; they learn to keep trying.
This guided process of self-discovery instills in your child’s heart a resilience and confidence that will last a lifetime.
See The World Differently
From the earliest grade levels, CEA cultivates compassion. This emphasis empowers a student to look for the best in other people and in themselves. In years to come, your child’s enhanced ability to empathize will enable deeper relationships and more successful collaborations.
CEA shapes tentative Lower School boys and girls into strong young men and women in Upper School who are actively exploring interests, methodically honing talents, and passionately advocating ideas. More than a school, CEA is a transformative experience that transcends the conventional idea of school, tests and textbooks.
CEA students learn more about more. Beyond the advanced academic curriculum, CEA students are publishing magazines, performing at Carnegie Hall, producing news programs, perfecting etiquette, and building robots with Legos. We open wide your child’s mind to life’s possibilities. At CEA, your child will become a more well-rounded person.
Minds in the Making
Combining best practices in classical and progressive education with world-class Arts training and mentorship, we graduate independent thinkers and creative problem-solvers. Analytical, imaginative, confident, and ever-kind, CEA alumni shine not only in the best high schools and universities but, most importantly, in life.
Live Your Dreams
Chef. Poet. Doctor. Educator. DJ. Entrepreneur. Dancer. Architect. Engineer. Pianist. Newscaster. Fireman. Attorney. Priest.
Inspired by teachers who challenged them every day, CEA graduates follow their dreams – and, more often than not – they live them.
Join the Legacy
CEA is a united community of diverse students, like-minded parents, accomplished alumni, and expert faculty and staff. It reaches across decades, borders, languages, and cultures. Alive with creativity and humming with new thinking, CEA welcomes all to find that one thing – that extraordinary thing – inside each of us.