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Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand. ~Chinese Proverb

Register Now for Academic Year 2014 - 2015 → → →


CT Experiential Learning Center

Choose CELC for Middle School

Limited openings are still available for 2014-15 academic year.  

We are also accepting applications now for 2015-16 academic year.  

Visit an Open House

              to find out more …

KROKA Expeditions

Join us 21 October

from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m at 28 School Street (2nd floor) in Branford.

Meet the teachers, talk with parents of former and current students, view a slideshow, and enjoy refreshments.


Have An Outstanding 

Middle School Education

RSVP Contact mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 for more information.


The Latest CELC Events

Drama Class for Ages 9 – 14

Openings available for drama class at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven!

Long Wharf Theater Education

Based on the theme of Heritage, Ethnicity, and Quest for Freedom in America, this class will explore the fundamentals of acting and improvisation, elements and environment work, and Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints to provide students with new access points into creating a character and approaching a script. Students will work as an ensemble to bring to life an original script based on our theme and the characters they create. In addition, all students will be involved in at least one design element for the final share.

This fun and energetic class will allow students to utilize their imaginations and playfulness to revitalize their old habits and will culminate with a final sharing for family and friends on December 19th.

Meets Fridays 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 17, 24 31 October; 7, 14, 21 November;

5, 12, 19 December (19 December performance/share, must participate)

Ages: 9 through 14

Cost is $160.00 per student. Please register by 10 October 2014. Minimum of 10 students is required for this price.

Contact mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 to register and for more information. 

News of the Week

CELC – More Than a Middle School


Getting ready for a new academic year at CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is a magical time.   In addition to planning for academic classes, where students will take on challenges in different subject areas, we schedule field experiences, guest artists, and student travel. These set the tone, energy, and nuance that shape the year’s unfolding. Planning in conjunction with our theme “Heritage, Ethnicity, and Quest for Freedom in America” allows for an in-depth look at current issues, both locally and globally.Rock On CELC

Building community is an essential start to any year. We spend focused time learning about one another and in self-discovery, developing agreements and expectations, engaging in cooperative group games and teambuilding.

Establishing a safe and caring learning community definitely plays a role in the success of students’ academic potential. CELC offers all academic subject areas, and students work hard in each. Delving into U.S. History, Math, Science, Grammar, Spelling and Vocabulary, Literature Circle, and even a cooking class, academics incorporate problem solving, skill building, and higher order thinking.

Writing at CELC is paramount, ongoing, and spans all subject areas. In addition [Read More...]