Featured Events
Join us at our Open House on December 2, 2017 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This is a family friendly event good for kids and adults.

Core classroom and specialist teachers will be present to explain how inquiry-based, passion-driven STEAM learning works at our school, and children will be able to experience what Acera is like by trying out hands-on activities,  and interacting with current Acera students working on projects in an “open studio” type of fashion.  Acera families and Acera alumni will be available for questions and conversation.

At 11:00 am, the Middle School team will host a brief information session.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Acera School is a non-profit STEM/STEAM school serving high-ability students in grades K-8. Our mission is to inspire children to become the problem solvers, innovators, creative thinkers, and leaders of tomorrow. We engage students in individualized, inquiry-based learning that is designed around their passions and aligned with their own abilities. Our approach enables kids to think in broad new ways about the challenges they see and apply core capacities like systems thinking and perspective taking to real-world problems.
At Acera, we have created a microcosm of what is possible for all schools.

For more information contact Sandra Zuckerman at or 781-729-3489

Try It Week!

November 28th-December 4th

Try Acera’s Afterschool Enrichment Activities for a week. On Us!

Design and build your own wooden creations in our well-equipped woodshop. Try our SEEDS StudioLab where students blend creativity, coding, engineering, imagination, design, and robotics to tell their stories. Explore the big questions in our Middle School Model UN Club. Do you play by the rules? Or do you like to try new rules in your games? In our Game Design class employ creativity, collaboration, and systems-thinking and put your own twist on familiar game styles. Creativity meets Engineering in our Lego Robotics class. Learn concepts in robotics, computer sciences and other STEM disciplines as you work with LEGO EV3 kits, LEGO NXT, Computers and Raspberry Pi-s.

Discover engineering, math, design, electronics, friendships, and more at Acera during this weeklong after school enrichment opportunity.

Transportation available for enrolled students.

RSVP by 11/20 at
Learn more about our afternoon Enrichment Programs


Information sessions are two hour long presentations and tours intended for parents, guardians, and other adults who would like to learn more about Acera. You’ll hear from Courtney Dickinson, Founder and Director of the Acera School. Learn about our mission, approach, and profiles of students whose needs are met by Acera.  Ask questions and tour the school, hear about classroom themes and our individualized and project-based educational strategies. Stay after the session to engage and talk more about pedagogy, admissions process, and your child.

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