K-9 STEAM School

Science on display at Acera’s Innovator Symposium

Would your kids like to make an electronic Halloween mask? Or meet makers of drones and creators of clothing inspired by NASA? These and other innovators will be on hand at Acera’s Innovator Symposium on Thursday, October 25,… Read More

Open House for Prospective Acera Families

On Saturday, December 1 from 10 AM to 12 PM, Acera School will open its doors to prospective students and their families. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with faculty, staff, and current students to… Read More

Acera Founder Courtney Dickinson to present at Robbins Library in Arlington

On October 11, Robbins Library in Arlington will host “Gifted 101,” a free presentation and discussion with Courtney Dickinson, a leader in gifted education in Massachusetts. The event will take place on Thursday, October 11, from 7:00 PM… Read More

From Passion Projects to Field Day

Creativity, innovation, play: The last few weeks of school at Acera are always filled with intense activity, from students and entire classes finishing up their culminating projects to our fun end-of-year celebrations such as Field day and Wacky… Read More

Backyard Ninjas, Potion Masters & More: Join us for April Vacation

Registration is now open for Acera’s April Vacation Camp: From Tuesday, April 17 through Friday, April 20, 2018, we will offer morning, afternoon, and full day options in a variety of STEAM programs, including Woodworking (make a Wooden… Read More

Summer STEAM Camp Schedule is up!

Good news: Our Summer 2018 STEAM camp schedule is up! Browse through 161 amazing offerings. Yes, that’s right, 161 morning, afternoon or full day programs. Because, you know, who wants to do the same thing every week?! While… Read More

Inquiry, Making & Passion Projects

When Students Are Freed Up To Create, Innovate and Lead

Can’t Stop The Feelin’!

Sometimes, all it takes is one student, one idea, and a little tenacity, and you get a whole community to come together and discover each other in new and wonderful ways. When Jackson Gamache (Ms. Nic’s class) first… Read More

Raising adolescents: Why we need to be better historians of our kid’s successes

In his 40 years helping students and their families navigate the teenage years, Rick Irving has dealt with so many aspects of adolescent behavior: the shoulder shrugs, the one-word answers, the storming out of the room, the topic-shifting… Read More

Lessons in Design Thinking

It is Tuesday afternoon, right after recess – project time in Miss Christine’s MS1 class. Huddled around tables in different corners of the room, students work in groups as small as two and as big as five children…. Read More