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CT Experiential Learning Center

Join us – Middle School Informational Meeting

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

Visit our Open House/Informational Meeting

Wednesday, 5 November

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

28 School Street (2nd floor), Branford

KROKA Expeditions

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


Have An Outstanding Middle School Education!

Accepting Applications Now for 2015-16 Academic Year

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


The Latest CELC Events

Nonviolence Club with New Friends

An exciting collaboration with middle school students from Saint Martin de Porres Academy in New Haven and CELC students began Thursday as part of an ongoing study focusing on Kingian Nonviolence. Drummer and storyteller Gameliel Moses led the group in activities to enable students to discover what they have in common.  The group played a variety of movement activities and teambuilding games and then played music in a call-and-response style based in rhythmic improvisation.

For today’s class artist Janet Zamparo worked with students to explore the qualities of heroes, considering who are the heroes in their lives in preparation for creating a multimedia  hero tree collage.

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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...]