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RIGOROUS SCHOOLING IN THE CLASSICAL LIBERAL ARTS

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We are MISSION DRIVEN

Everything we do, no matter the scale, centers on our mission and moves it forward. Our mission is to grow wisdom and virtue for a life well lived through rigorous knowledge-based schooling in the classical liberal arts.

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We PURSUE EXCELLENCE

The fullness of our mission is realized in the excellence of our work. Our teachers and leaders actively cultivate an environment of intellectual and moral virtue which brings about the highest and best in people, place, and purpose. Together, we commit to exemplary academic, operational, and financial performance that leads to world-class results.

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We LEAD the WAY

Our work is to restore what is lost in common education today. We asked the question,“What does it mean to be truly educated?” and founded our school upon that which is authoritative, traditional, and enduring. Through world-class programming and top-tier results, we shine a light on what is possible in education.

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  • I chose Candeo because it offers a rich knowledge based curriculum... My 5-year-old accurately explained the life cycle of plants as we planted our fall garden at home!
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  • After 6 years of teaching, finding Candeo was the breath of fresh air I was looking for! I've finally found an environment where I can thrive! Candeo puts respect and professionalism back into teaching. Candeo also sets high expectations for both teachers and students. While meeting those expectations, I have the trust and flexibility to do what's best for students.
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  • With everything going on right now take a look at Candeo. You won’t be disappointed. They teach core values, real history, and start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance. They’re a step above.
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  • I'm blessed to have the opportunity to do what I love every single day in a joyful environment filled with rigor and knowledge-building. I'm also surrounded by colleagues who believe in our mission and work together to meet it. This place provides the type of education and environment I would have loved to experience as a child.
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  • I love that the elementary children are getting a well-rounded education! My son was learning about things in 2nd grade that I didn't even know about until high school. There is something magical about Candeo that allows children to grow and flourish.
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  • At Candeo there is a large emphasis on building positive and respectful relationships with staff, parents, students, and other teachers. We demonstrate this with the acronym R.E.A.C.H. (Respect, Effort, Alacrity, Civility, and Heart). At Candeo, we do not only care about getting good test scores, but also about creating students to become a well rounded individual in all areas.
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Rankings and Awards

Since its inception in 2008, Candeo has performed in the top 1% of all schools in the state. As shown below, Candeo more than doubles the performance levels of other schools in Reading, Science, Math, and Writing.

Candeo
Charter
Arizona
Reading
Science
Math
Writing
NATIONALLY ACCREDITED SCHOOL (AdvancEd/NCA)
RATED A AND EXCELLING SINCE INCEPTION (AZ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
CORE KNOWLEDGE SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION
#4 BEST ELEMENTARY AND #2 BEST MIDDLE SCHOOL IN AZ (US NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKINGS)
* Percent of students exceeding standards, 2014

ADMISSIONS

Open Enrollment for all applicants for the upcoming school year takes place November 1-30th of each year. All applications are submitted online. If there are more applicants than space available, a lottery is held the week following open enrollment. Applications received outside of the Open Enrollment window are accepted on a first come, first served basis for any current school year.

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Life At Candeo

CANDEO SCHOOLS HIRING EVENT

Join us for a 15-minute introductory phone call to learn more about Candeo Schools! This is a great opportunity to explore our mission, philosophy, and career opportunities. Interviews may be scheduled at a future date that meets your needs. Offers accepted prior to February 17th will be granted an additional $2,000 signing bonus.