CELC Middle School

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Connecticut's Only Experientially-based Middle School - Academic Rigor Real World Learning

First Year of Operation: 2009


28 School Street Branford CT, 06405

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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 Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School of Branford provides an energizing, personalized, and significant middle school experience. Students come from a variety of towns throughout Connecticut, from families looking for a program that engages and deepens learning, where their children thrive during these important and pivotal 5th-8th grade years.

CELC’s unique format combines small classes with many real-world and hands-on experiences. Students receive one-on-one contact with teachers, peer support systems, exciting adventures that vary from week to week, and ongoing relationships with community organizations and professionals in a variety of fields, all within a learning community built on the principles of respect and integrity.
Designed to make education personal and meaningful, CELC students meet and greet the real world each day as part of their learning. This strong foundation challenges and builds independence, creates a resilience and willingness to try. Incredible growth occurs, lives are transformed, and discovery of one’s potential becomes what is possible – resulting in the self-confident and capable people for which the CELC reputation is known.

Find out more – speak with CELC families, come see CELC in action during a Monday tour, and contact the co-founders Maria or Melinda for more information about the program for your child.

Some of CELC’s achievements: 100% acceptance rate into first-choice high schools, students entering high school enroll in Honors and AP classes, receive honors grades or better, have the ability to self-advocate and easily approach and interact with instructors, are curious and ready to ask questions, know how to embrace mistakes as opportunities to learn!

How do you want your child to spend some of the most critical years of growth? Consider CELC and make the most of the middle school years.

Set an appointment today to get more information
Middle School CAN be a joyous time, not just one to “get through”.
Contact CELC – it may be a right fit for your child!

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MelindaAlcosserCo-founder / Educator
MariaMortaliCo-founder / Educator

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CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is a 501c3 tax-exempt corporation. CELC admits students of any race, color, 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 on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other CELC administered programs.

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