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“A Smart Start for your child’s future”

Here you’ll find tuition and fee information as well as information about additional, available services at Smart Start Academy’s Hoboken campus, located at 552 9th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

Center direct number (201) 461-6363

Hoboken, S.S.A most convenient center located steps away from NJ Transit Light Rail! 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 and outdoor park for our children to enjoy throughout the day. Our new Smart City for our children to explore their neighborhood without leaving the campus. 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. (Summer months  July/August do not apply towards notice)  Please note, Security Placement fee is only refunded in the form of tuition.

At Smart Start Academy’s Hoboken  location, additional programs including extended nursery hours for infants as young as 6 weeks old, full and half-day preschool options, after school programs for children 19 months and older, sitters, emergency services, and social enrichment programs for students of all ages are available for families to use at additional costs.

The toddler – preschool programs at our Hoboken location are available for children 19 months and older and parents have the option to enroll their child in either a 2-,3- or 5-day a week schedule. Parents who elect our 5-day a week option can choose between half-and full-day class.

Smart Infants (6 weeks-18 mo.)

Nursery + Extended (All-Inclusive)7:00AM- 7:00PM$1699.99$2099.99$2499.99
Nursery Hours7:00AM-2:30PMN/AN/AN/A

Smart Starters (19 mo.- 35 mo. )

Preschool+ Extended7:00AM-7:00PM$1599.99$1999.99$2399.99
Half Days7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$2049.99
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-7:00PM$949.99 per mo$1149.99 per mo$1349.99 per mo.

Smart Learners (36 mo.& up)

Preschool+ Extended7:00AM-7:00PM$1549.99$1899.99$2249.99
Preschool7:00AM- 2:30PM$1349.99$1649.99$1949.99
Half Days7:00AM- 12:30 PMN/AN/A$1899.99
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM- 7:00 PM$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 hr$30.00 per hr$25.00 per hr
NEW Smart-pick up (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 per mo.$1249.99 per mo.
Smart Sitters Weekdays (M-TH)Min of 4 hrs TBD$27 per hr (per child)$27 per hr (per child)$27 per hr (per child)
Smart Sitters Weekend & Holidays (Fri-Sun)Min of 4 hrs$30 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:  $250.00 (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.