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K-9 STEAM School

Unpacking the concepts of “hero” and “villain”

Ms. Vered’s class uncovers the motivations of “heroes and villains” while examining Julius Caesar and the dawn of the Roman Empire. Kids need a safe context to discuss ideas around governance, power, hierarchy, conquest and colonialism, culture, and… Read More

A year not “lost” but one in which students find themselves

By Kim Machnik When there’s a lull (or what passes for a lull in the cacophony of 2020) in the news cycle, and attention turns to the long term effects of the pandemic, remote schooling’s impact on children… Read More

Video: We ♥ Acera!

“We love Acera!” In this Thanksgiving video, students, faculty, and staff share what they love about being at Acera. Do you love Acera, too? Consider making a gift to our Annual Fund campaign, and tell your friends about… Read More

Video: Acera’s Adventure Playground

There’s a lot to see and do on Acera’s adventure playground. Cables for balancing. Hammocks and swings erected anew by students. Trees for climbing, with treehouse platforms; pulley systems emerge, along with elaborate imaginative games. Wheelbarrows, shovels, rope… Read More

Acera’s Michael Hirsch named educator fellow for National Public Radio’s Science Friday

Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity and Leadership is proud to announce that Lab Sciences Specialist Michael Hirsch has been named an Educator Fellow for Science Friday, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s access to… Read More

“Click or Treat!” An afternoon of remote Halloween fun for kids

Halloween activities may look different this year, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun! Would your kids like to learn a new spooky story to tell their friends? Become a potions master? Or design and build a… Read More

Welcome back, Acera students!

Check out the welcome back messages from the new and returning Acera faculty and staff. We’re all so happy to see you!

One response to the Covid crisis? A Pop Up School

By Courtney Dickinson  “It is Lord of the Flies, over here. I have a job, and I am not an educator.” “The assignments being sent by school do not engage my child. They don’t fit him, and they… Read More

Scenes from Acera Summer Camp

Happy summer! Though we wish we could see all of our wonderful campers in person, we couldn’t be prouder of our instructors and students, who have shown true creativity, flexibility, and resilience in designing and actively participating in… Read More

How to stay connected during extended social distancing

Kids (and adults!) need to feel connected during this time of extended social distancing. Many of us are mourning the loss of gatherings, concerts, on-site classes, and other events that we love. These feelings are real and valid…. Read More