20 12, 2019

CELC Middle School Students Bring Learning Through Experience to Younger Students! 

2020-04-14T16:35:46-04:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Community Service, Events|

Trees were the theme during CELC’s visit to Sunnyside Up Early Learning Center of North Haven, CT.   CELC students planned and delivered activities around this theme to engage with younger students in a hands-on and interactive way.  The group explored tree-related vocabulary, science concepts, and art as they created a “tree factory” and then designed [...]

27 07, 2019

CELC Community Gathering and Honoring Ceremony

2019-10-04T13:20:53-04:00July 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Events, This Week at CELC|

CELC’s Honoring Ceremony is a special time when students are recognized for their achievements and their year of learning and growth. This year’s celebration took place at Cedar Island Marina, thanks to the family of graduate Nick, now moving on to The Sound School, where he will begin as a freshman Fall 2019.  It was [...]

16 05, 2019

“Living History” Student Exhibition

2019-07-27T12:36:24-04:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Academics, Blog, Events, Thematic Studies, Travel and Field Experiences|

This year’s theme at CELC is entitled “Heritage, Ethnicity, and Quest for Freedom”. Students have completed a study of their own family histories, elaborating on aspects in seven different areas: food, language, clothing, family tree, religion, and geography.  The research was compiled into artistically created and illustrated family history scrapbooks, which in addition to photographs, [...]

20 12, 2018

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

2019-07-27T12:26:22-04:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts|

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, and perform their very own show. Bermuda Triangle’s Thief A new island has been discovered, and its potential for freedom and prosperity is unknown!  A boat [...]

25 11, 2018

CELC Middle School Celebrates 10 Years!

2019-08-31T03:56:11-04:00November 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events|

Come to an Open House/Activity Day Saturday, 16 March 2019 to find out about Connecticut's own Experientially-based Middle School, offering real-life learning for 5th to 8th grades. Come meet teachers and students, stay for the art, music, and science activities, and enjoy some refreshments!  28 School Street, Branford. 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. RSVP [email protected], 203.433.4658. [...]

22 09, 2018

Help CELC Middle School Support Mother’s Against Drunk Driving 

2019-08-31T03:57:52-04:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community Service, Events|

Branford Walk Like MADD 2018 with Team CELCstars  CELC Middle School is participating in Walk Like MADD Saturday, 13 October 2018 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. [...]

7 09, 2018

Calling all actors and those who just love theater!

2019-08-31T04:01:40-04:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts|Tags: |

Long Wharf Theatre hosts its annual drama class for  CELC Middle School and homeschooled students ages 9 – 14 Long Wharf Theatre and the Connecticut Experiential Learning Center Middle School invite you to join the 8th year of our collaboration! Each year combines theatre with a theme. Students learn acting techniques, make new friends, and devise [...]

27 06, 2018

CELC Middle School Features Ecology and Sustainability 

2019-08-31T04:05:02-04:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Academics, Blog, Events, Thematic Studies|

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Ecology and Sustainability Exposition was a great success!  Held at the Willoughgby Wallace Memorial Library in Branford, students set up elaborate interactive displays and shared with the public, family, and friends who attended the event. 

14 05, 2018

CELC Middle School Ecology and Sustainability Expo Comes to Branford 

2019-08-31T04:07:31-04:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, Students' Endeavors, Thematic Studies|

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 a specific energy source, but also apply their learning by creating and constructing interactive displays related to renewable and nonrenewable [...]

6 03, 2018

24 September 2018 Free Parent Panel Discussion: Finding the Right School When Mainstream Does Not Fit

2019-08-31T04:12:27-04:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events|

If you are a parent who is not sure whether your child is at the right school, come hear from parents who have sought local independent and magnet schools for their children, are happy with their choice, and can describe why they are happy. Discussion will include how to decide whether to stay or go, [...]

1 02, 2018

Join Food Rescue US with CELC

2019-08-31T04:15:24-04:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community Service, Events|

As part of an ongoing study of ecology and sustainability, CELC Middle School students have launched a project with Food Rescue US.  CELC students work with local organizations in food service-oriented businesses, such as restaurants and retail stores, to re-purpose food that is “too good to be wasted” but that would otherwise be thrown away.  [...]

19 12, 2017

Middle school students write, direct and perform show at Long Wharf Theatre

2019-08-31T04:16:23-04:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts|

By Randall Beach, New Haven Register NEW HAVEN — During a performance Friday at Long Wharf Theatre, eight middle schoolers grappled with the complexity of portraying evil characters who learn to work together and appreciate nature. “What I learned is, it’s a lot more fun being evil,” said August Hotis, 10, with a little smile [...]

18 12, 2017

Interactive Open House with CELC Middle School

2019-08-31T04:17:18-04:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events|

Join us Sunday, 18 March 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 28 School Street, Branford. Families are invited to attend! Find out about Connecticut's Only Experientially-based Middle School (5th through 8th grade), offering academically rich real-world learning, personalized approach, 5th - 8th grade. Come meet teachers and students, stay for the art, music, and science [...]

5 12, 2017

CELC Hosts Local Competition of the 2018 National Geographic Bee

2019-08-31T04:19:03-04:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Academics, Blog, Events|

For the 30th year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades in thousands of schools across the United States and in the five U.S. territories, as well as in Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world. The champion of the local Bee will [...]

16 11, 2017

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

2019-08-31T04:21:44-04:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, Music and The Arts|

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 show. In this charming (and maybe even scary) play, environmental villains come to understand the importance of transforming and changing [...]

29 09, 2017

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

2019-08-31T04:23:37-04:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Community Service, Events|

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 [...]

4 06, 2017

“Living History Museum” Student Exhibition

2019-08-31T04:25:55-04:00June 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, Students' Endeavors, Thematic Studies|

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 [...]

24 04, 2017

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

2019-08-31T04:32:50-04:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events|

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 [...]

11 04, 2017

Most Likely To Succeed – FREE film screening at CELC

2018-03-06T22:44:42-04:00April 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 [...]

7 03, 2017

Attention Families: Activity Day and Open House!

2019-08-31T04:38:30-04:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events|

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:

2017-03-28T09:02:51-04:00February 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  […]

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