An Outstanding Middle School Education for Young Adolescents
Hands-on real-life learning with a structured curriculum!
A dynamic middle school program, CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) of Branford provides small classes that combine exceptional academics with hands-on and real-world learning experiences to fit the academic, social, and developmental needs of the 5th – 8th grade student.
The intention of the Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is to challenge students and nurture their highest potential. By providing a learning community based in the guiding principles of respect, integrity, responsibility and individual learning, the innate desire of all children to learn, grow, communicate, and create is honored.
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Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. spends time with students of CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC). They listened intently, captivated by his stories of being in Selma, Alabama as he ran the Voting Rights Campaign; lived within extremely difficult, even life-threatening situations; and how through nonviolence, he worked with others to instigate change.
Dr. LaFayette spoke about how when one devotes oneself to a cause, when one is willing to give up his life to that cause, then no other can ever take that life because it was already freely given. He asked students to consider what they each could give to the world to make a difference. Students are pondering this. Stay tuned for their writings and thoughts …
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is host for the local National Geographic Bee for CELC students and all Connecticut homeschoolers in grades 4 – 8.
Friday, 16 January 2014 twelve students took their places on the stage of the auditorium of the Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford, Connecticut. All these students had been working to prepare for the day’s event – The National Geographic Geography Bee!
After the seven-question preliminary round to determine which five would advance, there was a tie for the fifth semi-finalist and third-place winner. The tie-breaking round commenced, followed by a final championship round, which ultimately determined our local 2014 Bee champion! Connecticut Experiential Learning Center student Coleman Riegle of Madison is this year’s winner. [Read More...]
Come See Us in Action!
Attend an Information Session – Meet the teachers, speak with students, and observe our classes.
Wednesdays 8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
12 and 26 February 2014
Visit Our March Open House
Thursday, 20 March 2014
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Register now for 2014-15 academic year.
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