from the classroom

K-9 STEAM School

Inside, Outside: Linking in-class content to real world issues and innovations

By Courtney Dickinson @CourtneyofAcera Jake, age 13, sits and experiments with circuitry and Arduino, figuring out how to connect and code in his “Robotic Bling” hands-on elective class. The 10-week course occurs once a week for 2 hours,… Read More

Middle school students bring a modular classroom to life

“It’s really cool to see this built…and real!” The excitement and pride was palpable as students, teachers, and parents gathered on a sunny morning in June. Behind them, brightly colored ribbons – awaiting the ceremonial cutting – surrounded… Read More

Parents to Acera: our kids are the best versions of themselves!

Ten years ago, the Acera team set out to nurture the problem solvers, creative thinkers, and innovators of tomorrow. Guided by its core values of community, openness, curiosity, innovation, integrity, and leadership, the school has evolved from an… Read More

If your kids loved that, then they’ll enjoy this!

What a wonderful summer! Hundreds of kids came to Acera to make, discover, inquire, write, design, and create. The journeys can continue after school with Acera’s Enrichment Programs. Space is filling up quickly, so register for Trimester 1… Read More

Registration for After School Enrichment Programs is Open, and Girls Who Code is back!

Are your kids excited to learn? We’re excited to help! Registration for Acera’s 2019-2020 After School Enrichment Programs is open. Our hands-on, STEAM-based after-school enrichment programs are open to all kids ages 4-15. Classes include programming and robotics,… Read More

Passion projects on display at IMPPosium!

Inquiry, Making, and Passion Projects were on display at Acera’s June 4 IMPPosium. Student projects spanned a variety of subject areas, including woodworking, game design, art, fashion, computers, history, works of fiction and nonfiction, life sciences, and more…. Read More

Acera students place first in state – and 15th worldwide – in math meet

Students at Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity and Leadership in Winchester placed first in the state – and 15th worldwide – in the Middle School 1-400 Division of Purple Comet Math Meet. The spring 2019 event… Read More

Biomes and Butterflies!

How do land and water ecosystems interact? How are their food webs structured? What role does a pollinator play? These are the questions studied by Acera students in Mr. Michael’s “Biomes and Butterflies” elective. The kids created their… Read More

Exploring the science of candy!

Watch as students in Ms. Alisha’s “Choreography of Matter” class discover how materials like sugar, cornstarch, and vinegar interact while making hand-pulled “dragon’s beard” candy.

Celebrating ideas, accomplishments, and people at March School Assembly

Acera School enjoyed an amazing School Assembly on March 8, with thoughtful contributions from all classes! Ms. Jen’s LE class told the school about the impressive progress they’ve made on their classroom loft idea. Noticing a need for … Read More