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“A Smart Start for your child’s future”

Smart Start Academy 180 campus offers the convenience of being centrally located on “restaurant row” in the historical downtown Jersey located at 180 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

Smart Start 180 is designed for children ages 6 weeks-24 months. Students over 24 months will attend our center located at 532 Jersey ave Jersey City NJ 07302. (Located directly across the street)

Center direct number (201) 461-6262

180, S.S.A most convenient center located steps away from Path that goes directly into Nyc! This state of the art facility offers Eco friendly sustainable energy accommodations throughout our classrooms, Smart drop off zone for families to easily drop off/pick up their students. Designed with tall European style windows , offering plenty amount of natural light for our students. This center was recently renovated to create small intimate classes that does not exceed 10 students per class. Creating that warm intimate environment for our children to flourish and feel at home. The center provides its own state of the art indoor Playground (shared with Jersey Campus) and outdoor park for our children to enjoy throughout the day. Our center is design with most updated technology, from our smart boards, Scapio Stem equipment, our 64 4K security cameras, to our contactless entry and sign in systems. We are sure you will love to visit this state of the art beautiful center. There nothing in the neighborhood that makes you feel like Family as soon as you walk in.

The academic year runs from September through June and parents are required to pay for the entire school year regardless of holidays, start dates, inclement weather, unforeseen circumstances and student absences.  All parents are required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable security placement fee to secure their child’s spot in our program. This fee will be applied in June, the last month of the academic school year with proper 2 month notice provided. If families decide to end their enrollment at S.S.A, they must provide 2 months advance notice. Please note, Security Placement fee is only refunded in the form of tuition.

At Smart Start’s downtown location we also offer additional services to help busy parents including weekday and weekend smart sitter service, emergency care for children up to 18 months, extended nursery hours for children 6 weeks to 18 months old and social enrichment.

For students 19 months and older, we offer multiple preschool schedule options with 2-,3- and 5-day school schedules and full and half-day options.

Smart Infants (6 weeks-18 mo.)

Nursery + Extended hrs7:00AM-7:00PM$1699.99 per mo.$2099.99 per mo.$2499.99 per mo.
Nursery Hours7:00AM-2:30PMN/AN/AN/A
Half day7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/AN/A

Smart Starters (19 mo.- 35 mo. )

Preschool+ Extended hrs7:00AM-7:00PM$1599.99 per mo.$1999.99 per mo.$2399.99 per mo.
Preschool7:00AM-2:30PM$1399.99 per mo.$1749.99 per mo.$2099.99 per mo.
Half Days7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$2049.99 per mo.
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-7:00PM$999.99 per mo.$1199.99 per mo.$1399.99 per mo.

Smart Learners (36 mo.& up)

Preschool+ Extended hrs7:00AM-7:00PM$1549.99 per mo.$1899.99 per mo.$2249.99 per mo.
Preschool7:00AM-2:30PM$1349.99 per mo.$1649.99 per mo.$1949.99 per mo.
Half Days7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$1899.99 per mo.
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-7:00PM$899.99 per mo.$1049.99 per mo.$1249.99 per mo,.

Additional S.S.A Programs

SCHEDULETIME6 weeks- 18mo19mo- 35mo36mo & up
Emergency CareMinimum 3 hrs$35.00 PER HRN/AN/A
NEW! Smart-pickups (Approval required)6:00am-7:30am$399.99 per mo$299.99 per mo$199.99 per mo
After School w S.S.A pick up2:30pm- 7:00pmN/A$1349.99$1249.99
Smart Sitter Weekdays (M-TH)Min of 4 hrs TBD$27.00 per hr (per child)$27.00 per hr (per child)$27 per hr (per child)
Smart Sitter Weekends & Holidays (Fri-Sun)Min 4 hrs TBD$30.00 per hr (per child)$30 per hr (per child)$30 per hr (per child)
*Back-up care participates must call at least 2 hours ahead to confirm availability.

*Smart sitter sibling discount available.

Tuition fees are subject to change

Additional Fees: Non- refundable Annual Application Fee: $300.00 (Cash/ Certified Check) (due every July)

Smart App Fee: $50.00 per calendar school year
Security Placement Fee: $1250.00
Yearly School Supplies & Materials: varies depending on student’s attendance schedule
Late Pick up Fees: $1 per minute

Smart Start Academy’s Tuition Policy

Smart Start Academy requires a full academic school year (Sept-June) commitment from all of our families. If commitment is not met, security placement fee, tuition, and yearly school supplies fees are forfeited. The security placement fee is not refundable, non-transferable and will only  be applied to the last month of student enrollment with proper 2 FULL month’s written notice provided to the center student is attending.