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CT Experiential Learning Center

Middle School Open House and Visit Days

Connecticut Experiential Learning Center Middle School

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Come See us In Action!

CELC is middle school at its best (for students grades 5 – 8)

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Admissions Tours MONDAYS 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Find out about CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School of Branford – an exciting and dynamic program that provides small classes and combines exceptional academics with hands-on and real-world learning experiences to fit the academic, social, and developmental needs of the 5th – 8th grade student.  RSVP Mandm@CTEXperiential.org

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OPEN HOUSE Saturday, 21 February 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC) students benefit from small classes in a safe and exciting environment that builds leadership, promotes a love of learning, and challenges students to think for themselves. [Read More…]

The Latest CELC Events

Support CELC and the CT Food Bank with Smoothies!

Drink a smoothie and raise money for CANstruction.

Tuesday, 20 January, Smoothie King (located at 845 West Main Street, Branford, CT) will generously donate 20% of profits to raise funds for CELC’s CANstruction Project for the Connecticut Food Bank. CELC hopes to purchase at least 3,000 cans to create our 6 x 6 x 10-foot entry can structure.

CELC Spirit Day and Smoothie King

Smoothie King Branford Supports CELC Middle School

Bring the attached coupon with you to Smoothie King Tuesday, 20 January – enjoy a delicious and healthful smoothie while supporting the CANstruction Project.

Smoothie King coupon for CELC Middle School

CANstruction teams students with professional architects to construct and showcase colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the can sculptures from schools throughout the state go on display to the public at the Durham Fairgrounds 5 May 2015 as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all cans are donated to the Connecticut Food Bank. [Read More…]

News of the Week

CELC Experiences Heifer International’s Global Village

Middle School students from CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) spent three days and two nights at Heifer International’s Overlook Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts participating in the Global Gateway Program.CT Experiential Learning Center Middle School at Heifer InternationalCELC students participated in activities that asked a lot of questions and challenged them to think about real-world issues, such as quality of life versus standard of living, poverty, malnutrition, and population versus consumption of resources. Students experienced first-hand how and why Heifer works to achieve its mission: to work with communities to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth.

Heifer accomplishes its mission through the giving of livestock and other resources to communities who must agree to implement Heifer’s 12 cornerstones, which include passing the gift of the offspring, sustainability, self-reliance, nutrition, income, gender and family. These cornerstones facilitate communities working together, making these projects sustainable over time. Living by these “cornerstones” as principles promotes equity and peace while providing nutrition, income, and ending the cycle of poverty as the communities gain the means to provide for themselves. [Read More…]