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.
“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.”
CELC … nothing teaches like experience!
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
Once again, CELC traveled for an end-of-year adventure, this time to The Ecology School in Saco, Maine. CELC incorporates student travel into its curriculum purposely – to bring young people outside their comfort zones and to open [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]