: This study aims to determine the pattern of character education to students conducted by asuperior category of four elementary schools in the city of Padang, West Sumatra. The study used aqualitative method through a case study approach. Sources of data were taken from twelve informantsconsisting of the principal, classroom teacher, a teacher of Islamic education, art teacher andsports teacher selected from four elementary schools using purposive technique. Data were takenthrough in-depth interviews (depth interview) to all informants. The results showed that there areeight important themes on the pattern of implementation of effective character education conductedon students in four schools. Eight themes are carried through: (1) the learning materials; (2) the schoolrules (discipline, care for the environment, responsibility); (3) competition between students of science(creative, fond of reading, curiosity); (4) awards outstanding students (respect, hard work, democratic,caring); (5) commemoration day of nationality (the national spirit, love of the homeland, respect, care);(6) the practice of worship and spiritual guidance (honest, religious, responsibility); (7) scouting(creative, social care, hard working, honest, friendly, peace-loving democratic); (8) their talents andmusic classes (creative and work hard, respect).