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18 10, 2017

CELC Middle School Begins 2017-18

2018-03-06T22:42:39+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

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, Vermont at the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center, thematic study of Ecology and Sustainability, visit to the Abbey of Regina Laudis, [...]

29 09, 2017

Join Our Team CELCstars and Walk like MADD Saturday, 14 OCT 2017

2017-10-18T11:25:20+00:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

CELC is participating in Walk Like MADD Saturday, 14 October 2017 to raise critical funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) and help put an end to the 100 % preventable crime of drunk driving.  Walk alongside us and take steps to stopping this violent crime.  Join the CELCstars team! Register online at: https://www.walklikemadd.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=58911   CELC [...]

3 07, 2017

Give your child a powerful and positive middle school experience!

2017-07-03T13:06:20+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Find out about CELC, Connecticut's only experientially-based middle school! Open House and Activity Day Come meet teachers and students, stay for the art, music, science activities, and enjoy some refreshments! Let us know you will join us!   Sunday, 27 August 2017 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 28 School Street, Branford, CT RSVP mandm@CTExperiential.org or call [...]

2 07, 2017

Nothing Teaches Like Experience

2018-03-06T22:43:20+00:00July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, News of the Week|

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 River Watershed.   CELC Middle School believes in the power of learning through experience. One of the requirements [...]

27 06, 2017

Connecticut’s Only Experientially-based Middle School – Openings Available Now for 2018-19

2017-11-02T16:13:31+00:00June 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Imagine the middle school years as joyful, exciting, boundless … CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is MORE than a Middle School! A real success story, CELC builds resilient and competent students who are ready and eager to take on challenges of high school and beyond, as inquisitive learners and compassionate citizens of the world. CT [...]

11 06, 2017

History Comes Alive at CELC – Successful Student Exhibition!

2017-06-11T20:42:08+00:00June 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News of the Week|

Each year CELC has a theme that takes on a life of its own throughout the year, culminating with the writing of formal research papers and creating elaborate displays that showcase the work and learning of each student.  This year’s theme “Ancient to Modern Civilizations” includes research about ancient Japan, San Bushmen of the Kalahari, [...]

4 06, 2017

“Living History Museum” Student Exhibition

2017-06-04T09:09:36+00:00June 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

FREE EVENT FOR FAMILIES: "Living History Museum" Exhibition at Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, Friday, 9 June 2017, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.  CELC Middle School students present interactive "living history" museum featuring study of ancient civilizations! Students share elaborate handmade life-sized displays and are in character of an invented “persona”, representing someone who [...]

5 05, 2017

Yale Science Diplomats and Yale School of Management at CELC Middle School

2017-06-11T20:45:05+00:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Yale Science Diplomats Dan MacGuigan and Michael Grome visit and present science concepts to students of CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School in Branford. ~Click on any image to view a scrollable gallery. Yale School Of Management’s Day of Service brought Yale graduate students Melissa Auth, Ryan Mutalib, Shivani Chatterjee, and team captain [...]

1 05, 2017

The Great Give® 2017

2017-09-29T13:22:39+00:00May 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Get Set! Tomorrow, The Great Give® 2017 starts at 8 a.m.! For 36 hours, your gift on www.TheGreatGive.org will qualify us for prizes worth thousands of dollars! Search for CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School and click on “Donate Now.” #TheGreatGive Please go to our link https://thegreatgive.org/npo/ct-experiential-learning-center-celc-middle-school to support CELC!

27 04, 2017

National Poetry Month Contest Winner

2017-04-27T10:03:34+00:00April 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News of the Week|

The Acton Public Library held Poetry Night Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. concluded its 23rd Annual Poetry Competition.  Winning poets read their compositions and received their awards. The evening, celebrating National Poetry Month and the poets’ prizes, was sponsored by the Friends of Acton Library. All submitted poems are on display in the library through May 2017. [...]

27 04, 2017

Students’ Expansive Learning at CELC!

2017-04-27T09:44:41+00:00April 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Early Spring Gardening Hiking Judges Cave with Common Ground Nature Center Students work with Partnering Artist In Residence from Long Wharf Theater Education Program Water testing with Whitney Water Center at Roger's Mill Pond  

24 04, 2017

Connecticut’s Only Experientially-based Middle School – Come See for Yourself

2017-04-24T12:04:40+00:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Is your child a hands-on learner? Curious, yet not fully engaged in school? Find out about the Shoreline’s best kept secret for developing capable, self-reliant students who are engaged in learning, involved in the real-world. CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School Structured Environment, Rigorous Academics, Cooperative Learning Openings available now for 2017-18 academic year [...]

18 04, 2017

Support The Great Give® 2017

2017-04-18T15:48:33+00:00April 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Dear CELC Friends, This year CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School is participating in The Great Give® 2017, the premiere online giving event for nonprofits in the Greater New Haven region. For thirty-six hours starting May 2, 2017, 8 a.m. and lasting until 8 p.m. May 3th, your charitable donation will make us eligible [...]

11 04, 2017

Most Likely To Succeed – FREE film screening at CELC

2018-03-06T22:44:42+00:00April 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events|

On 19 October 2017 CELC Middle School and Guilford Free Library will take part in Most Likely to Succeed’s worldwide campaign to re-imagine education.  Most Likely to Succeed (MLTS) offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of — if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by [...]

6 04, 2017

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is MORE than a Middle School!  

2017-04-06T14:42:50+00:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

A real success story, CELC builds resilient and competent students who are ready and eager to take on challenges of high school and beyond, as inquisitive learners and compassionate citizens of the world. CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School of Branford provides an energizing, personalized, and significant middle school experience. Students come from a [...]

2 04, 2017

For The Love of Math at CELC Middle School

2017-04-02T14:10:59+00:00April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, News of the Week|

Often middle school-aged students arrive at CELC having being taught division but lack solid understanding of division. All too often, students are asked to memorize algorithms without grasping how the steps relate to the concept at hand. When students work with math manipulatives, such as base ten blocks, Cuisenaire rods, fraction strips, etc., or draw [...]

28 03, 2017

CELC Middle School Tours Washington, D.C.

2017-03-28T09:02:21+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

CELCers tour Washington, D.C. as part of our study of ancient to modern civilizations. Pictured below in a group jump! ~Click on any image to view a scrollable gallery.     Stay tuned for students blogs ...

12 03, 2017

CELC Highlights 6 – 10 March 2017

2017-03-12T20:13:36+00:00March 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Thank you to CELC's partnering organizations Bushy Hill Nature Center and Long Wharf Theatre's Education Department - students get much out of these experiences!    

7 03, 2017

Attention Families: Activity Day and Open House!

2017-03-07T08:10:41+00:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School in partnership with Bushy Hill Nature Center WHAT: FREE Activity Day and Open House WHERE: CELC, 28 School Street, Branford, CT 06405 WHEN: Sunday, 12 March 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. HOW: Join CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) to find out about experience-based middle school education. Meet Bushy Hill [...]

19 02, 2017

Attention Parents of Teens and Tweens:

2017-03-28T09:02:51+00:00February 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events|

Parenting Teenagers: Challenges and Opportunities “Lunch and Learn” at CELC with Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D., director of the Yale Parenting Center   Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. 28 School Street, Branford  […]

19 02, 2017

Attention Families: Activity Day and Open House at CELC

2017-02-19T18:34:49+00:00February 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Join CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School in partnership with Bushy Hill Nature Center for an Activity Day and Open House! 12 March 2017 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 28 School Street, Branford Join CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) to find out about experience-based middle school education. Meet Bushy Hill Nature Center staff and learn about summer [...]

19 01, 2017

CT Middle School Real World Investigations

2017-02-15T14:43:33+00:00January 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Middle school students from CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School work closely with local geologist Lucy Meigs, founder of Everyone Outside! to study Earth Science, including rocks, minerals, and fossil formation. ~Click on any image to view a scrollable gallery.   Ornithologist Celia Lewis leads middle school students from CT Experiential Learning Center [...]