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Introduction to Robotics I & Competitive Robotics

Where:   The Montessori School of McLean (MSM), 1711 Kirby Road, McLean VA 22101-4815

When:      In our second year term at the Montessori School of McLean, the fall classes have been organized into two offset 10-week sessions from the second week of September 2011 to the third week of December 2011.  This schedule has been designed based upon parent input to allow children and parents to experience a quality robotics program.

                         Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm     Competitive Robotics            For students who have completed Introduction to Robotics I, II & III *Closed*

                    Thursdays    4:00 – 5:30 pm     Introduction to Robotics I      For students who are new to robotics  *Limited Space*

Fees:       $475 per student per session (including all technology/materials fees and pre-class snack, see below).  There is an early registration discount of $15 for registrations completed by Friday, September 23rdRegistration fees will increase by $25 after midnight, Tuesday, September 27th, to reflect the added costs of handling late registrations. 

Space permitting, late registrations for each class will be accepted until midnight of the Wednesday preceding the first day of class.  Due to the considerable advance notice need to prepare equipment and materials prior to class, no walk-in registrations will be accepted on the first day of class.  Sorry - No exceptions!

Class Dates:  The Wednesday classes (Competitive Robotics for advanced students) will meet from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on September 14th, 21st & 28th, October 5th, 12th, 19th & 26

th, November 2nd

 & 9th

.The Thursdays classes (Introduction to Robotics I for new students) will meet from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on September 29th, October 6th, 13th, 20th & 27

th, November 3rd

 & 17th

, December 1st, 8th & 15



Pre-Class Care:  There will be no pre-class care this term, though you are welcome to come early to class and stay with your child until start of class.  We usually have a couple of slices of pizza (or a fruit) from 3:45 to 4:00 PM in order to help busy parents who are running their children from school to this class.  Please e-mail us for more information, including transportation and dropoff/pickup information. 

Signup:     Please register using the links in the left sidebar.  If you have questions or need additional information, please e-mail the MSM Program Coordinator, Anant Narayanan, at anant.narayanan (AT) mcleanrobotics.org.  You can also reach him at (202) 421-3826.

Please Note:

1. The Wednesday classes are for advanced students interested in Competitive Robotics.  The Thursday classes are for new students enrolling in Introduction to Robotics I.  The two sections are not both the same.

2.  You will be able to register in December 2011 for the Winter 2012 session beginning in January 2012. 

3.  Classes meet once a week, after school.  Please pick the correct course for your child - Wednesdays OR Thursdays.

Status: FINAL.  This page last revised on September 20, 2011.