About CELC

An Outstanding Middle School Education 

Hands-on real-life learning!

A dynamic middle school, CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School 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.


Middle School Matters

These years are a preface to your child’s future.  The Connecticut Experiential Learning Center gives its students personal attention, combining a rigorous academic program with learning adventures in the arts, field trip discoveries, and all the benefits of small classes and caring teachers.  

CELC is led by teachers whose expertise stems from over thirty years combined experience in an independent middle school setting as well as private tutoring and raising children.  

Regular hours of instruction are  September through June from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday.

CELC also offers enrichment opportunities,  including workshops and special events for students and/or parents, in addition to student and family travel.  Subscribe to our mailing list to stay informed about upcoming programming.

APPLY NOW for 2015 – 16 academic year!