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FIND OUT ABOUT CELC…where capable students discover the joys of learning!

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) meets for thirty-four weeks from September through June.  Instruction takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.  Please see the CELC Calendar and the Academic and  Weekly Schedule for exact dates / times.

In addition to the weekly outings in the local area, CELC travels for an extended  programs at least twice per year.  Previous academic years included an 8-day sailing experience, touring the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 46′ ketch Boundless;  a 5-day biking adventure on the island of Nantucket;  a 5-day team building experience at Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont. Travels in 2013-14 took us to KROKA Expeditions in Marlow, New Hampshire. October of academic year 2015 – 16 brought CELC to Keewaydin Environmental Education Center in Salisbury, Vermont.  For the 2016-17 year-end adventure, CELCers spent a week exploring Washington, D.C. as part of a theme study of ancient to modern civilizations.

Workshops and special events continue to be available for homeschoolers.  Parent workshops are also offered throughout the year covering a variety of topics related to adolescent development.  Contact us for more information.

Now Accepting Applications for 2018-19 Academic Year.  There are a few openings still available for 2018-19 academic year – apply now!

Upcoming Informational Meetings:

Parents and grandparents are invited to schedule a meeting that will explain the format and goals of this individualized learning community, which encourages children to learn, grow, communicate and create, nurturing their highest potential while absorbing CELC’s guiding principles of respect, integrity and responsibility.

To schedule a visit or for more information, contact:

Melinda Alcosser or Maria Mortal
(203) 433-4658

References available upon request.
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“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