We have a very “creator-focused” curriculum. The MSA house is a hub for inspired thought, with lots of room to explore different ideas. We are focusing on creating content in even more expressive ways. We are creating bi-weekly VLOG that allows all of our kids to create content that they are excited about. Telling stories in unique ways and teaching kids how to utilize technology to exercise their creative muscles! Our VLOG will include content where kids will be encouraged to learn and produce:
- Short Films
- Stop-Motion Animation
- Music Videos
- Original Songs
- Lighting principles
- Arts & Craft Projects
- Video Editing
- Electronic Music Production
- Voice-Over Production
- Audio Engineering
Parents like our long hours (from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and our innovative program. There are no registration fees and no extended hours fees. We provide healthy snacks and plenty of water and fresh fruit.
There are 20 days in each cycle. Each cycle corresponds with City of Decatur’s after school schedule, with 4 weeks per cycle of after school care. Parents do NOT miss days for breaks and holidays.
3 day, 2 day and drop-in registrations are available.
The Full Week | Mon-Fri
$390 per Cycle (5 days per week)
The Busy Week | Mon, Wed and Fri
$312 per Cycle (3 days per week)
Learners | Mon and Wed
$216 per cycle (2 days per week)
Our Afternoon Enrichment Program includes snacks and water. Tuition is payable on the 15th of the month prior to the beginning of the cycle. Monthly auto-pay is available, please contact the program director to set up.
This year, we are working to incorporate a private transportation company for afternoon pickup. We will continue to pickup in front of the elementary schools and in the parent pick-up lane at F.AVE. Transportation is not included in tuition and parents who choose to utilize it will be able to add it their cart at registration. The cost is $39 per month.
New Guests = New Experiences
We have a few guests that will visit MSA on a regular basis and bring some exciting opportunities to our little program. Two additional opportunities for enrichment are in photography and robotics. Every Friday, we will transform one of our rooms into a studio to produce and film DIY photography and craft lessons for kids with The Camera Lady! Known for her amazing skills behind the lens, The Camera Lady has been an after school fixture in CoD for many years. We will also bring in a Lego Robotics instructor regularly to film kids learning the basics of creating and programming lego robots.
Work Produced by MSA Kids
“World Wrestling Legos” Stop-Motion Animation
“The Missing” A short film
Paper Airplane School VOL. 1
“The New World” A Stop Motion Short
Mya’s VLOG Animation
Holiday and Break K.A.M.P.
In our break and summer programs, kids will learn the fundamentals of producing videos, DSLR camera operation basics, lighting basics, filming on green screen, making stop motion animation, scoring, editing in iMovie and filming with iPads. Kids also learn electronic music production, songwriting and audio engineering fundamentals in our recording studio on the 2nd floor. Art enrichment is encouraged, with painting, drawing, costume and sculpture projects to create props and backgrounds for productions. Snacks are provided daily, with walking field trips to local parks and the Decatur Square. We offer Stop-Motion Animation, Filmmaking and Music Video Production K.A.M.P. throughout the year and during the summer. For full day K.A.M.P. please pack a lunch. Feel free to send additional snacks if needed!
$345.00 for Full Week
$275.00 for four day weeks
$69.oo Drop-In Daily