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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!

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

  • Long Wharf Theatre CELC Middle School

Student-created Play at Long Wharf Theatre – Public Invited to Attend this World Premiere!

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Student-created Play at Long Wharf Theatre – Public Invited to Attend this World Premiere!

CELC Middle School students flex their creative muscles at the Long Wharf Theatre in order to devise their own play to share!  Students are working diligently to write, develop, direct, and perform their very own [...]

  • KEEC and CELC

CELC Middle School Begins 2017-18

October 18th, 2017|Comments Off on CELC Middle School Begins 2017-18

Launch of another CELC year – quite profound to consider how much we’ve already experienced and learned in just this first month! Building community, the start of academic classes, a week spent in Salisbury, [...]

Nothing Teaches Like Experience

July 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Nothing Teaches Like Experience

Working with local environmental educator and ornithologist Dr. Celia Lewis, CELC Middle School students utilize the outdoors as their classroom! Pictured here, students are analyzing data from yearlong investigation of shore birds within the Farm [...]