ELE is as close to a private school you can get in the CMS system. What an incredible school and staff! They keep the kids on track and challenged all the time! I am absolutely amazed at some of the things my kids have learned already. My oldest daughter, who is in the enrichment programs for math and literacy, has already learned some algebra! She is in second grade! They makes sure the kids are challenged, but not left behind. The teachers--so many are nationally certified or working on it, and they are so friendly and helpful. The test scores here are incredibly high, but that is only half the story. They really care about the kids, not just the numbers!