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CT Experiential Learning Center

Thinking About Middle School?

Come to our Open House/Informational Meeting 

Thursday, 26 March 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Find out about CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School

With exceptional academics, right-sized classes, hands-on and real-world learning experiences, CELC provides an ideal setting for the 5th – 8th grade student.

Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC) students benefit from a safe and exciting environment that builds leadership, promotes a love of learning, and challenges students to think for themselves.

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Join us Thursday, 26 March

at CELC, 28 School Street (2nd floor) in Branford.

Meet the teachers and some of the current students, talk with parents, view a slideshow, and enjoy student-prepared, gourmet refreshments.

  RSVP mandm@CTExperiential.org or 203-433-4658.

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The Latest CELC Events

Support CELC and the CT Food Bank with Smoothies!

Drink a smoothie and raise money for CANstruction.

Tuesday, 17 March, 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 5,000 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, 17 March – enjoy a delicious and healthful smoothie while supporting the CANstruction Project.Smoothie King Fundraiser and CELC CANstruction for CT Food Bank


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

Connecticut Middle School Focuses on Experiential Learning

Which middle school spends a week in Vermont to have regular classes, tour the area, visit museums, and ski? Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School of Branford. Why is this type of programming a regular component of a CELC education?

CT Experiential Learning Center Middle School Vermont

CELC’s curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for students to stretch, grow, and as stated in the mission of this school, “nurture their highest potential”.

When Maria and Melinda, co-founders and primary educators at CELC, were presented with the generous offer to spend a week in Vermont at one of the student’s family homes in Ludlow, they welcomed the idea. After polling parents, the decision was made and a week in Vermont for CELC Middle School became reality.

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