Open House and Math Festival
Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity, and Leadership
5 Lowell Ave., Winchester, Massachusetts
At this combined Admissions Open House and Math Festival, kids in grades K-10 can explore the unique, STEAM-rich learning community at Acera.
During the Open House (10AM to 12PM), families can meet teachers and staff, participate in science, engineering and art activities, and take a small-group tour of our school. At Acera, there is no limit to what students can learn. Our approach to education includes individual learning plans for every child, small math classes that are organized based on ability rather than age, mentor-supported passion projects, and electives in lab science, social science, art, engineering and woodshop. Please note: we kindly ask that only masked students and masked & vaccinated adults participate in the small group tours.
The concurrent Math Festival (10:30AM to 12:30PM) is a morning of math activities (geared to kids in grades 2-5) designed to inspire creative reasoning and collaborative problem-solving. Students choose among several tables offering problem sets, games or puzzles with mathematical themes. They work as long as they wish, while a facilitator provides support and encouragement. Motivation comes from the social interaction, rather than from a prize or grade.