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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 ...

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 [...]

2 10, 2016

Activity Day and Open House!

2017-02-15T14:43:34+00:00October 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Interested in finding out more about CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) for Middle School? Come meet teachers and students, stay for the science, art, and music activities, and enjoy some refreshments! Saturday, 21 January 2017 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 28 School Street, Branford RSVP mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658   Contact mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 to RSVP and [...]

11 09, 2015

Thinking About Middle School?

2017-02-15T14:43:36+00:00September 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School empowers students and changes lives! Effective purposeful academics integrated with dynamic experiential opportunities strengthen and solidify competence and confidence! CELC’s innovative approach bases its learning community in the academic components that are essential for scholarship, while encouraging responsibility, independence and respect for self, others and the environment. Priority [...]

7 07, 2015

Middle School Matters

2017-02-15T14:43:37+00:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

The years between elementary school and high school are pivotal years for personal and academic development. Parents know that in these years critical questions will be answered: * will my child drift as a student, or will he find his own desire to learn? * will peer pressure drive my child, or will she find her own [...]

26 05, 2015

It’s Today! Living History Museum and Student Presentations

2017-02-15T14:43:37+00:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Living History Museum celebrates “Heritage, Ethnicity, and Quest for Freedom in America”, presented by students from the CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School. Students Share Living History - Hope You Can Join Us! TODAY BRANFORD: Friday, 5 June at Branford's Blackstone Memorial Library auditorium, from 12:30 to 4:30 CT Experiential Learning Center Middle School students present their Living History [...]

18 11, 2014

Thinking About Middle School?

2017-02-15T14:43:38+00:00November 18th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Find out about CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School OPEN HOUSE DAYS and Admissions Tours MONDAYS 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at CELC, 28 School Street (2nd floor) in Branford. Come See Us In Action! Contact mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 to schedule a visit or for more information. ~Click on any image to view a [...]

1 11, 2014

Thinking About Middle School?

2017-02-15T14:43:38+00:00November 1st, 2014|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Find out about CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) of Branford - an exciting and dynamic middle school program that provides small classes and combines exceptional academics with hands-on and real-world learning experiences to fit the academic, social, and developmental needs of the 5th – 8th grade student. To schedule a visit or for more information, contact [...]

3 02, 2014

Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. Speaks with CELC Students

2017-02-15T14:43:40+00:00February 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. spends time with students of CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC).  They listened intently, captivated by his stories of being in Selma, Alabama as he ran the Voting Rights Campaign; lived within extremely difficult, even life-threatening situations; and how through nonviolence, he worked with others to instigate change. Dr. LaFayette spoke about [...]

30 01, 2014

Geography is Alive and Well at CELC!

2017-02-15T14:43:40+00:00January 30th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society.  Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is host for the local National Geographic Bee for CELC students and all Connecticut homeschoolers in grades 4 – 8. Friday, 16 January 2014 twelve students took their [...]

28 01, 2014

Why Do Parents Choose Middle School?

2017-02-15T14:43:40+00:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Come See Us in Action! Attend an Information Session – Meet the teachers, speak with students, and observe our classes. Wednesdays 8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 12 and 26 February 2014 Visit Our March Open House Thursday, 20 March 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Register now for 2014-15 academic year. Reservations mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 [...]

19 01, 2014

From Brains to Bethlehem and Back – a “typical” week at CELC!

2017-02-15T14:43:40+00:00January 19th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Monday sailed in and we are on our way, to energized learning as students engage in the interactive math class, writing workshop, and music for the morning events. Gearing up for the CT Science and Engineering fair, CELCers read a variety of science news to explore topics and creatively generate ideas and pose questions to [...]

9 12, 2013

Children of The Noah: The Barren Earth

2017-02-15T14:43:41+00:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

“There is never a good time to write a book and if you are waiting around for the right time, don’t!  Just start.”                                  –  Evan DeCarlo Even as a three-year old at Wightwood School, Evan DeCarlo’s curiosity and creativity [...]

5 11, 2013

CELC Hosts 2014 National Geography Bee

2017-02-15T14:43:41+00:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

National Geography Bee Practice Session at CELC Students from New England Montessori of Milford, CT join Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC) students in preparation for the 2014 National Geography Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society.  Students gather for weekly practice sessions. The CELC Bee will take place Thursday, 16 January at 10:00 [...]

3 11, 2013

CELC at Keewaydin Environmental Education Center

2017-02-15T14:43:41+00:00November 3rd, 2013|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

The Keewaydin Environmental Education Center (KEEC) is a fabulous place situated on Lake Dunmore, at the base of Mount Moosalamoo, part of the Green Mountains of Vermont. CELC utilizes a thematic teaching approach and incorporates travel into our experiential curriculum.  Our theme of Ecology and Sustainability for this 2013-14 academic year included a beginning-of-the-year field [...]

18 10, 2013

A Week in the Life of CELC (week 15 – 18 October 2013)

2017-02-15T14:43:41+00:00October 18th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Some highlights from another fine week at CT Experiential Learning Center include Geography Bee practice, garden harvest, pizza-making using garden fresh veggies and herbs, full academic subject-area study, and lots of smiles! […]

18 10, 2013

CELC Hosts 2014 National Geography Bee

2017-02-15T14:43:41+00:00October 18th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Hosts National Geographic Geography Bee For Connecticut Homeschoolers Grades 4th- 8th  Practice geography skills in a fun and supportive way. We meet for practice sessions Wednesdays (16, 23, 30 OCT; 6, 13, 20 NOV; 4, 11, 18 DEC; 8 JAN) from 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. beginning Wednesday, 16 October [...]

18 10, 2013

Register for 2014-15 Academic Year at CELC

2017-02-15T14:43:41+00:00October 18th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Events, Front Page News|

Middle School At Its Best Find out about a middle school experience where students work hard and are happy to come to school. Consider CELC Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC) offers a complete range of academic subjects combined with many hands-on and minds-on field experiences for students, grades 5 – 8. […]

12 10, 2013

A Week in the Life at CELC (week of 7 – 11 October 2013)

2017-02-15T14:43:41+00:00October 12th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Just back from our Vermont adventures at the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center, we jump right back into our schedule of classes – math and then grammar begin the day.  It is a “Homeschool Monday” on this fine 7th of October, and we have additional students join us for science, music, current events and writing workshop. [...]

29 09, 2013

Taken for Granted?

2017-02-15T14:43:41+00:00September 29th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Even after just the few first weeks of this new academic year, there is a noticeable level of variety and spice to life at CELC.  Within any given week, students are actively engaged in many ways both within and beyond classroom walls.  From math class to organic gardening, from grammar class to clamming, from drawing still-life [...]