The Robotics Club


We Are Doing Something Special for 2020-2021!

The Märchen Sagen Academy will once again host a small crew of LEGO robotics enthusiasts under our roof.  This time, we want to create 2 small teams and prepare them for competition in the Fall of 2020MSA will be partnering with Decatur Robotics to develop two 8 member teams as a part of our afternoon enrichment program.   Natalie Jo Williams, who co-coached The Gems team this Fall, will help lead this effort.    

We have the space, the experience and the resources for what will be Decatur’s most engaging and enriching opportunity for robotics programming in the city.  This option will be available for 1 day a week, either on Monday or Wednesday, with an optional 2nd day for open labs on Friday.  This new program will begin March 2nd and end on May 20th. We will also have a few free summer meet-ups and the official Decatur Robotics FIRST® LEGO® League will kick off in August for the competitive season.   Students who participate and successfully complete this program will have a guaranteed spot on the Decatur Robotics team in the Fall.

We are extremely fortunate to be partnering with Decatur Robotics!  Utilizing LEGO V3 robotics kits, we will be working along the curriculum developed by FIRST and the LEGO Robotics League, sprinkling in a little bit of MSA magic.  We intend to integrate additional enrichment in coding, and utilizing our production studio and equipment, team members will also be producing short films and videos that support their robotics team, their competitions, and presentations. 

Through our recent partnership with Apple store in Lenox, we will also be offering weekend field trips to the Apple store for education and training, exclusively for program participants.

All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.   Do not register unless you are certain that your child will attend.  We do not issue credits, refunds or transfers of registration.

Transportation is included in the tuition.

1 Day Per Week (Monday or Wednesday)

$199 per month

2 Days Per Week (Monday or Wednesday and Friday)

$219 per month



Registration is due on the 15th of the month prior to next month.  For example, September 1st registration is due on August 15th.  Our transportation fee is included in the registration fee.  Auto-Pay is available and required for students who will attend our program from month-to-month.  Parent accounts that are enrolled will be processed on the 15th of the month.


We do provide discounts for our families who are teachers and who register siblings.  Afternoon enrichment offers discounts for teachers and siblings.  Break K.A.M.P. program offers discounts for siblings only.  Please enter the following codes at registration:

For teacher discounts:  "teacher"

Sibling discounts:  "sibling"