Jersey Avenue

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“A Smart Start for your child’s future”

Below you’ll find the tuition and fee information for our Smart Start Academy Jersey campus located on 532 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

Center direct number (201) 461-0101

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.

Smart Start Academy’s Jersey Avenue location offers programs for infants as young as 6 weeks old, full and half-day preschool, after school programs, sitters, emergency services, and social enrichment programs for students of all ages. Our Jersey Avenue school offers flexible scheduling of two-, three- and five- days a week to best accommodate the schedule and routine of our families.

Smart Infants (6 weeks-18 mo.)

Nursery + Extended hrs7:00AM-7:00PM$1549.99$1949.99$2349.99
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$1449.99$1849.99$2199.99
Preschool7:00AM- 2:30PM$1249.99$1599.99$1899.99
Half Days7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$1849.99 mo.
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-7:00PM$899.99$999.99$1299.99

Smart Learners (36 mo.& up)

Preschool+ Extended hrs7:00AM-7:00PM$1399.99$1749.99$2099.99
Half Days7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$1549.99
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-7:00PM$799.99$899.99$1149.99

Additional S.S.A Programs

SCHEDULETIME6 weeks- 18mo19mo- 35mo36mo & up
Emergency CareMinimum 3 Hrs$30.00 per hr$25.00 per hr$20.00 per hr
After- school3:30pm- 7:00pmN/AN/A$1049.99 per mo
After School w S.S.A pick up2:30pm- 7:00pmN/A$1299.99 per mo$1149.99 per mo.
Smart Sitters Weekdays (M-TH)Min of 4 hrs TBD$21 per hr (per child)$21 per hr (per child)$21 per hr (per child)
Smart Sitters Weekend & Holidays (Fri-Sun)Min of 4 hrs$26 per hr (per child)$26 per hr (per child)$26 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:

Smart App Fee:$50.00 per calendar school year Non- refundable Annual Application Fee: $250.00 (Cash/ Certified Check) (due every July)
Security Placement Fee: $1000.00
Yearly School Supplies & Materials: Included in all programs
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.