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K-8 STEAM School

Courtney Dickinson on what’s possible in education

Courtney Dickinson sits down with Allen Saakyan of Simulation Series to discuss why she founded Acera, her 10 Tools to Transform Schools, and her mission to help build the next generation of scientists, innovators, and leaders.  

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.

Join Us For Assessment Day!

Saturday, March 9, 2018 On Saturday, March 9, Acera will hold an Assessment Day. This is an opportunity for parents to find out more about their child’s learning style, and gain knowledge to advocate for their child more… Read More

Creativity on display at Acera’s Museum Walk

Acera’s Museum Walk is an opportunity for kids to share the creative risks they’ve taken. It’s never about perfection; it’s about celebrating the act of trying something new and finding your voice!

First cohort of teachers visits Acera to reinvent high school biology!

They came from schools across Greater Boston, from Littleton to Lynn, and from Cambridge to Gloucester. Nearly a dozen high school biology teachers sat in Acera’s life sciences lab for the first of three sessions in gene editing… Read More

Scenes from Acera’s Fall Innovator Symposium

From nanomaterials and neuroscience to c-acnes and chatbots, science and innovation was on display at Acera’s Fall Innovator Symposium. Take a look at the presenters, the experiments, and the maker stations from this unique and engaging event. Would… Read More

Acera students shine at Model UN Global Leadership Conference

Students enrolled in Acera School’s Model UN Afterschool Enrichment program participated at the Global Leadership Conference on September 30. The event — which was focused on the global health issue of malaria — was held at Suffolk Law… Read More

Scenes from Afterschool Enrichment, October 2018

StoryBook Projects – Tuesdays – 5-7 year old Students gather around Ms. Jen’s table, reading their individual “Chapter 1”s. Precious, furry mice are tucked in children’s hands, as they deliberate their next chapters.  Each child continues their storybook,… Read More