Tel: (781) 729-3489
Acera, the Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity and Leadership, is a progressive non-profit STEAM school serving high-ability students in grades K through 8th.
At Acera, students learn by ability, not age; in a supportive, energetic environment, enabled by highly motivated, experienced teacher-entrepreneurs. Beyond our day school program, Acera also offers a variety of enrichment and summer program offerings.
|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-10|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Twice Exceptional|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||140 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||45 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||3:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||16 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 10 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$30,800|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$12,500|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Sandra Zuckerman|
- We are a gifted education program, and believe in a multiple intelligences approach to defining giftedness. We have created this school as an alternative for students whose needs may not be met in their current school environment. Depending upon the type of student, different assessments and criteria may apply. Assessments helps us to understand each student`s needs and alignment with Acera`s mission. We require a WISC-IV or WISC-V to be included with each application. Please include other achievement tests or portfolio information you would like us to take into consideration.
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