​ACADEMICALLY RICH REAL-WORLD LEARNING

​Imagine the middle school years as joyful, exciting, boundless…

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School of Branford provides an energizing, personalized, and significant middle school experience. Students come from a variety of towns throughout Connecticut, from families looking for a program that engages and deepens learning, where their children thrive during these important and impactful 5th – 8th grade years.

About CELC

“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.”

SCIENCE

WRITING

GRAMMAR

HISTORY

OUTDOOR EDUCATION

MUSIC

FIELD STUDIES

COMMUNITY SERVICES

LITERATURE

MATH

SPANISH

CULINARY ARTS

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​CELC … nothing teaches like experience!

Admission Information

​WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT CELC!

“Life at CELC is unlike any other school. There is a place for any personality or learner. Through our everyday experiences we build relationships, and we become like a family. We go out into the world together. We work together and grow together. It is the best feeling to feel like you always have a place. You can just be you and find your place at CELC. It doesn’t matter what we are doing — hard and dedicated math, out in the woods, or walking the streets in Washington, D.C. – we always have a place to learn and have fun.”

Hannah, 8th-grade student at CELC

​NEWS & EVENTS

  • Community Dining Room CELC

Volunteerism in The News at CELC

February 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Volunteerism in The News at CELC

Community Service is included in CELC Middle School’s curriculum.   For students, it allows for the realization that it is possible to make a difference in the lives of others.  The energy and enthusiasm is [...]

CELC Middle School Celebrates 10 Years!

November 25th, 2018|Comments Off on CELC Middle School Celebrates 10 Years!

Come to an Open House/Activity Day Saturday, 16 March 2019 to find out about Connecticut's own Experientially-based Middle School, offering real-life learning for 5th to 8th grades. Come meet teachers and students, stay for the [...]

  • CELC alum freshman at Penn State

Alumni News “Best School For My Son”

October 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Alumni News “Best School For My Son”

CELC made all the difference for this kid!!!  He is loving Penn State!  Thank you Melinda and Maria❤️ CELC was the best school for my son for so many reasons. It was also an answer to [...]