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“Try it Out” Week is back!

By November 19, 2018March 29th, 2023No Comments

Area parents looking for afterschool enrichment programs for their kids can “Try it Out!” at Acera before committing to a full 9-12 week session. From November 26-30, children can sample the K-8 STEAM school’s afternoon activities for just $10/day.

Topics include robotics, cooking, photography, game design, live action role play, and science exploration. Bus transportation is available from Lincoln, Lynch, McCall and Muraco elementary schools. A full list of classes, as well as a registration form, is online at

“Our programs are designed to be hands-on and fun, tapping into a child’s innate creativity and curiosity,” said school director and founder Courtney Dickinson of Winchester. “‘Try it Out!’ week is a great opportunity to expose children to science and technology, and might even uncover a passion they didn’t know they had.”

Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity, and Leadership, is a Winchester-based non-profit STEAM school serving high-ability students in grades K-8.

Founded in 2009, Acera engages students in individualized, inquiry-based learning that is designed around their passions and aligned with their own abilities. The school’s approach encourages children to think in broad new ways about the challenges they see and apply core capacities — such as systems thinking and perspective taking — to real-world problems.

In addition to K-8 education and daily after-school enrichment programs, Acera offers February, April, and summer vacation camps. For more information, visit