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CT Experiential Learning Center

Thinking About Middle School?

Find out about CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) of Branford – an exciting and dynamic middle school 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.

To schedule a visit or for more information, contact us at mandm@CTExperiential.org, or call 203.433.4658.

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More than a middle school, CELC provides engaging academics combined with real-world experiences!


Have An Outstanding Middle School Education!

Accepting Applications Now

for 2015-16 Academic Year

Contact  Mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 for more information.


The Latest CELC Events

Another Amazing Month in The Life at CELC Middle School!

There are no two weeks alike at CT Experiential Learning Center’s (CELC) Middle School! With our wide range of academic classes combined with real-world learning, students are in the classroom and out in the world, experiencing a rich variety from which the learning emanates.

Below are some of the October highlights. November has plenty in store as well, including a visit to Windham Textile and History Museum, a visiting storyteller and mime Antonio Rocha, family history study, mathematics galore, reading, writing, cooking, yoga class, and even a school picture day! Lots to look forward to – we sure do stay busy.

Pictured below are students involved in collaboration with Saint Martin de Porres Academy. The group began a project where they explored the idea of heroism. Who are our heroes? What are the qualities of a hero? How do these reflect the qualities in our selves?

Saint Martin de Porres with CT Experiential Learning Center

Students incorporated qualities such as courageous, ethical, and respectful forgiveness into creating “Hero Tree” collages. Each student created a tree designed to symbolize -in texture, color, words, and imagery – aspects that demonstrate the types of heroes and the intersection of the qualities that relate both to types of heroes and to oneself. [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...]