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​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!

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​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

CELC Middle School Ecology and Sustainability Expo Comes to Branford 

May 14th, 2018|Comments Off on CELC Middle School Ecology and Sustainability Expo Comes to Branford 

Each year CELC Middle School of Branford has a theme of study - this year’s theme: Ecology and Sustainability. After months of study, research and preparation, students not only write a formal research paper about [...]

  • Yale Neurologist Dr. Gottschalk at CELC Middle School

Yale Neurologist Teaches about the Brain at CELC Middle School of Branford

May 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Yale Neurologist Teaches about the Brain at CELC Middle School of Branford

Assistant Professor of Neurology at Yale University Chris Gottschalk, MD, FAHS visits CELC Middle School to teach about the brain and nervous system as part of CELC’s study of the human body.  Dr. Gottschalk answered student [...]

  • CELC Middle School at Common Ground Nature Center

Yale SOM and Looking Closely at CELC Middle School

May 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Yale SOM and Looking Closely at CELC Middle School

A buzz of conversation and activity and the sharing of ideas when graduate students from Yale University’s School of Management (SOM) visited CELC Middle School as part of the SOM Day of Service.  Middle school students [...]