Academic year 2019-20, the learning and growth continues … following are some highlights:

CELC Middle School students tour Ellis Island with the Save Ellis Island Foundation as part of CELC’s yearlong thematic study of Heritage, Ethnicity, and Quest for Freedom in America. The tour highlighted areas not open to the general public, including Ellis Island’s hospital wards and medical facility buildings, now under restoration.







Studying birds and migration, CELC Middle School students attend Carl Balestracci’s talk on shore birds, held at Guilford Free Library. 







CELC Middle School students support local organization Call To Care Uganda at the Songs For Uganda event, held at Daniel Hand High School to raise the funds that will be used to complete the building of a school in Uganda. 





Registered Dietician Rebecca Alcosser visits CELC students to discuss food and nutrition as part CELC’s Health and Adolescent Development class. 



Study of Heritage and Ethnicity brings Indian cooking class to CELC, as students observe and help prepare Akki Rotti (akki means rice and rotti means pancake or bread), a traditional breakfast food in South India, especially in the state of Karnataka.  









CELC Middle School students enjoy a study of landscape art and Impressionist painting at Florence Griswold Museum. 

New yoga class comes to CELC Middle School with instructor Natasha Warner! Students enjoy practicing yoga and mindfulness.  


Community Service is included in CELC Middle School’s curriculum.   For students, it allows for the realization that it is possible to make a difference in the lives of others.  The energy and enthusiasm is evident as students step outside of themselves to focus on helping others.

Branford Community Dining Room student volunteers

Ready for action(left to right) Emma, Harper, Matt, Evan, Ethan

Branford Community Dining Room student volunteersThis year CELC volunteers twice per month to help serve the daily meal at Branford’s Community Dining Room.  Experiential learning means learning is actualized through real experiences.  Thus, in addition to serving at the Dining Room, this also provides opportunity for students to become “news reporters” as part of CELC’s study of journalism for Writers’ Workshop class.  





CELC Middle School Celebrates Its Tenth Year!  

Find out about this experientially based middle school, offering academically rich real-world learning, personalized approach, 5th – 8th grade.  Attend Activity Day / Open House Saturday, 16 March 2019 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 28 School Street, Branford. Meet teachers and students, stay for the art, music, and science activities, and enjoy some refreshments!

Openings available for 2019-20.  RSVP [email protected] or call 203.433.4658.