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CELC Middle School Celebrates 10 Years!

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 – 8th grades. Music, science, art activities for the whole family. 28 School Street, Branford. 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. RSVP mandm@CTExperiential.org, 203.433.4658.

CELC Middle School Celebrates 10 Years!

2018-19 Homeschool Mondays at CELC

Meets Mondays 9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Apply NOW for Session III

Mondays at CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) are geared toward homeschoolers. A variety of classes will be offered, including Writers’ Workshop, Nonviolence Leadership Training, Music, and more.

Session I: 15 October 2018 – 17 December 2018 (9 weeks)

*no classes 19 November 2018 

Session II: 7 January 2019 – 11 March 2019 (7 weeks)

*no classes 21, 28 January 2019; 18 February 2019

Session III: 18 March 2019 – 13 May 2018 (7 weeks)

*no classes 25 March, 22 April 2018

Ages: 9 – 14

Location: CELC Middle School, 28 School Street, Branford, CT

Cost: $420.00 for 7-week session; $540.00 for 9-week session. 

This cost is based on $12.00/hour ($60.00/day)

 The offerings per session will vary throughout the year to include Science, Music, Writing, Current Events, and Nonviolence Leadership.

Homeschool Mondays with CELC and Bushy Hill Nature Center – REGISTER NOW!

Join CELC and Bushy Hill for an exciting array of educational experiences, to be held at the Bushy Hill Nature Center, Ivoryton, CT

Dates:  Mondays 11 MAR 2019, 8 APR 2019, 13 MAY 2019

Ages: 9 – 14

Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm (three different 45-minute class sections, two classes taught by CELC, one class taught by Bushy Hill)

CELC classes: Kingian Nonviolence Youth Leadership and Current Events

Bushy Hill class: Wilderness Wanders & Wonders with Brendan

Location:  Bushy Hill Nature Center, 253 Bushy Hill Road, Ivoryton, CT


Cost:  $25.00 per session per attendee

Register: Participants must pre-register for each individual session, or sign up in advance for the entire series of seven Monday sessions

Contact: Brendan bhylan@bushyhill.org  860.767.2148

Ecology and Outdoor Adventure with Common Ground Nature Center

Meets Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

26 FEB 2019, 19 MAR 2019, 9 APR 2019, 14 MAY 2019

Ages: 10 – 14

Location: Common Ground High School, New Haven, CT

Cost: $10.00 per session

Register no later than the Friday before each session date.

The CT Experiential Learning Center’s (CELC’s) Outdoor Education program at Common Ground gives students an opportunity to bond with peers in the natural quiet setting of Common Ground’s Urban Farm and West Rock Park. Students will experience the change of seasons by observing trees and woodland habitats, streams and water flow, and signs of local wildlife at the summit of West Rock Ridge, Judges Cave, and other destinations.

Overall, the students have fun, get outside, and enjoy activities that build community and leadership.

All participants must dress to be outdoors (raingear, protective layers and comfortable shoes in which to hike, et cetera) and bring a filled water bottle.

Snacks are optional.

Contact mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 to register.

Want to share a passion? 

Friday Workshop:

Bring your passions, skills, and talents on Fridays to CELC.  We are looking for students, parents, teaching artists, and people of all ages who would like to teach and present short courses / workshops geared toward middle school-aged students.

The idea – when you teach, it is one of the best ways to learn.

Do you have a skill or passion that you would like to share?

Contact Melinda or Maria at mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 to find out more and plan your event.

Thinking About Middle School?

It’s time to find out about CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School

Find out more …

Monday Open House Visit Days

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658


Families are invited to join us for

Open House / Activity Day

Saturday, 16 March 2019 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Come meet teachers and students; stay for the art, science, and music activities; and enjoy some refreshments!

Contact CELC today!

RSVP mandm@CTExperiential.org  or  203-433-4658

28 School Street, Branford, CT

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC)

A Middle School that Makes a Difference!

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CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is a 501c3 tax-exempt corporation.  CELC admits students of any national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CELC.  It does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other CELC administered programs.

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“Life at CELC is unlike any other school. There is a place for any personality or learner. Through our everyday experiences we build relationships, and we become like a family. We go out into the world together. We work together and grow together. It is the best feeling to feel like you always have a place. You can just be you and find your place at CELC. It doesn’t matter what we are doing — hard and dedicated math, out in the woods, or walking the streets in Washington, D.C. – we always have a place to learn and have fun.”

Hannah, 8th-grade student at CELC