Innovative learning in a small school setting since 1998. Serving 5th - 8th grade students in Centre County and beyond!
WELCOME TO CLC
We are a small, project-based middle school serving students in grades 5 through 8 from State College, Bellefonte, Bald Eagle, Penns Valley, Huntingdon, Moshannon Valley and Philipsburg-Osceola since 1998. Our focus is to teach students real-world skills that enable them to create, innovate, and collaborate. Click on the buttons below to learn more.
Project-based learning provides authentic opportunities for students to develop 21st century skills. Below are samples of the projects that we do at CLC.
HEAR FROM OUR COMMUNITY
What Students Say about CLC
"You can be yourself."
"A project that encompasses biology, math, and history is better than a science class lesson about biology."
"I really love going to CLC. I feel like people fit like a puzzle, and you are allowed to let out your weirdness."
"I love that it's so small. It makes it so easy to become friends with new people. I also love that we go by a first name basis. It makes me feel a lot more comfortable with the teachers.
What Parents Say about CLC
"Students are empowered to see learning as a process that requires experimentation, exploration, success, and failure. It isn't a linear process. I love that they are not afraid to try new things and not afraid to fail. This requires a very unique environment that is supportive and intimate."
"Our child enjoys the technology and the ability to develop skills using the technology that she finds interesting. We think it will have a major impact on her future learning too."