Acera

  • 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.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedTwice Exceptional
Year Founded2010
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students124 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Acera Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 19 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,900
Tuition NotesK-5 tuition is $22,900. Middle School 6-8 is $23,800
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,000
Acceptance Rate
30%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSandra Zuckerman

School Notes

  • 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Greenfield
    Grades: PK-8 | 142 students
    74.1 miles
    71 Montague City Rd
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413) 773-1700
    74.1 PK-8
    142
  • Lexington
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    Grades: NS-8 | 225 students
    5.4 miles
    130 Pleasant Street
    Lexington, MA 02421
    (781) 862-8571
    5.4 NS-8
    225
  • Lincoln
    Grades: K-8 | 67 students
    8.7 miles
    100 Bedford Road
    Lincoln, MA 01773
    (781) 728-5438
    8.7 K-8
    67

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The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $12,983 for elementary schools and $31,788 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).