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K-8 STEAM School

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

Survivor: The Goldfish Edition

Math comes alive for Acera Students in Mr. Michael’s life sciences lab, where students play a math game to understand sustainability in ecosystems.

How to Make A Prosthetic Leg

Students in Ms. Kim’s class have been working on an engineering design challenge this spring related to their theme for the year, “What Makes us Human?” In teams, they designed prosthetic legs. See their creations, and reflections on… 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