NEW-S.S.A Palisade Square

NEW-S.S.A Palisade Square  •   Hoboken   •   The Heights  •   180
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“A Smart Start for your child’s future”

Below you’ll find the tuition and fee information for our Palisade Square campus located on 502 Palisade Ave
Jersey City NJ, 07037.

Center direct number (201) 461-1515

Palisade Square, S.S.A most glamour’s center! This state of the art facility offers Eco friendly sustainable energy. Designed with tall European style windows , offering plenty amount of natural light for our students. This center was designed with 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 Playground and park for our children to enjoy throughout the day. Our center is design with most updated technology, from our smart boards, to our contactless sign in systems. We are sure you will love to visit this state of the art beautiful center.

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 Palisade Square location offers programs for infants as young as 6 weeks old, full and half-day preschool, after school programs, smart-sitters, emergency services, and social enrichment programs for students of all ages. Our Palisade Square 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 + Extended7:00AM-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+ Extended7:00AM-7:00PM$1449.99$1849.99$2199.99
Half Days7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$1849.99
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-7:00PM$899.99$999.99$1299.99

Smart Learners (36 mo.& up)

Preschool+ Extended7:00AM-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
After School w S.S.A pick up2:30pm- 7:00pmN/A$1299.99 per mo$1149.99 per mo.
After School W/O PICK UP3:30pm- 7:00pmN/AN/A$1049.99 per mo.
Emergency CareMinimum 3 Hrs$30.00 per hr$25.00 per hr$20.00 per hr
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)
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)

*Back-up care participates must call at least 2 hours ahead to confirm availability.

*Smart Sitter sibling discount is 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: $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.