Wisdom Through Experience – CELC Middle School

Join us as we continue to bring the high quality transformational middle school education to many more students. 

We are asking for those who are able and interested in contributing to this effort to please do so now.  

Below are just a few of the testimonials received from the most recent graduating class.  More are available to read on CELC’s website. Enjoy this video, with parents and grandparents describing why CELC is such an effective choice for middle school education. 

Be part of the effort to grow and expand CELC’s reach and ability to serve. Donations are tax deductible.   Sincere thanks for your support and contribution to CELC!

Checks can be mailed to: CELC, 28 School Street, Branford, CT 06405 or donate online below.

Donations in any amount are valuable and appreciated.  Please make a 100% tax-deductible donation in any amount TODAY! 

Thank you for being part of CELC’s ability to continue providing students with meaningful experiential education during the middle school years.

“It’s been one year since I left Connecticut, and I’m already finishing my first semester at Point Loma! Classes have gone well, and I’m starting to feel at home in California.  I definitely appreciate not scraping frost off my windows.

I just finished a research project for my argumentation class. I want to say that CELC prepared me for research assignments more than my former high school. The strategies you teach are the same that my professor teaches. I just think it’s remarkable that most high schools barely cover the basics of GOOD research, whereas CELC dedicates almost half a year to learning such skills.”

           — J.V.F. , CELC alumnus


You saved her and in turn you saved our whole family!

“We think of you often. Our daughter mentions you almost daily. She recognizes that she may not have appreciated CELC as much as she should have, and she is having a successful virtual 8th- grade year [at her new school] due to all of your work! ”                                      

— B.R. , parent of a recent CELC alumna


Feels Great to Call Myself a CELC Alum!

“I am missing you both immensely, especially in the mornings with your special greetings that always woke me up. I am greatly appreciative to you, Melinda and Maria, because you two prepared me for high school. I feel like without your guidance and support throughout my two years at CELC, I would not be where I am in life right now. I’m not trying to be an advertiser, but this message is no lie! When I say, “I would not be where I am today,” I mean it; even to my surprise, for my first semester of my freshman year of high school, I managed to get all A’s! ”                                                      

— N.B. , CELC alumna

“CELC provides an educational experience that can make all the difference during the middle school years. It is hard not to support this during these critical times when our world needs strong, compassionate, well informed, well educated young people to lead us in the coming years. I tell you without hesitation that this is the type of future world citizen who emerges from a CELC education. ”                                                                                                                           

— Rob Cole-Whiffen

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is a 501c3 tax-exempt corporation.  CELC welcomes students, families, faculty and staff of diverse nations, religions, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the CELC learning community.