About ZCES

Our mission is to build our students’ character, work ethic, and concern for the community by delivering relevant content that promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and perseverance with a focus on our fellowman and stewardship of our planet.

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All the reasons we love ZCES:

-Small classroom sizes
-Strong sense of community
-Well-trained, dedicated staff
-Enrichment programs like Place-Based Curriculum
-Opportunities to learn outdoors and explore Tahoe
-Common Core
-Field trips supported by our Parents Club
-Academic & enrichment fieldtrips
-Across the street from Lake Tahoe’s Zephyr Cove
-Really FUN fundraisers
-Unique after-school programs

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Expecting The Best

Parents Club Meeting

Second Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 pm at ZCES
Learn more about our Parents Club!

We have a Buddy Bench!

Thanks to a generous donation from Parents Club and a few specific parents, ZCES has a Buddy Bench on both the upper and lower playgrounds to encourage friendship. If someone is sitting on the Buddy Bench, students are encouraged to go talk with them and invite them to play.

Ours is of course red and dedicated to our mascot, Cubby who is a great friend to all students. Click to learn more about Buddy Benches.