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K-9 STEAM School

Save the date: Love to Learn is back!

Join us on May 8 for Acera School’s annual Spring fundraising event featuring musician (& Acera parent) Jacques Schwarz-Bart! Register for Love to Learn Hear from our teachers about some of the projects from this past school year… Read More

AceraEI offers free workshops for public school science teachers

Seeking high school science teachers who want to reinvent biology class! Reboot your lab activities this summer at a free training workshop covering gene editing, microbiomics & climate change Join the AceraEI Life Sciences Change Agent Teachers (LSCAT)… Read More

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

Acera’s Third Annual Trivia Night is February 4th!

Join us on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 7:30-9:30 pm for Acera’s VIRTUAL Trivia Night! All proceeds benefit the Reed Hollett Enrichment Scholarship Fund. Invite your non-Acera friends for an evening “in” for a good cause! Acera’s third… Read More

OBI and Acera: Promoting health while building 21st-century skills

While most people wouldn’t connect kids with cardiovascular research, a Boston-based partnership is working to change that. One Brave Idea™(OBI) is an $85M research and innovation initiative co-founded by the American Heart Association and Verily, with significant support… 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

Meet the counseling team: Student support, literacy, and executive functioning at Acera

Acera has an amazing team of school counselors, student support providers, and executive functioning, writing, and literary specialists dedicated to helping our students be the best version of themselves. Meet them!

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

Managing election interest – and angst – at school

By Kim Machnik Any election year is a major event in the life of a school. At its best, an election is electrifying. It is an opportunity to witness the democratic process in real time, critically engage with… Read More