180 Schedule & Fees

“A Smart Start for your child’s future”

Smart Start downtown New Jersey school offers the convenience of being centrally located, right at 180 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

This page outlines the available services offered at this location as well as tuition and fee information.  The academic year at our downtown location runs from September through June. Tuition for our preschool is due the middle of January before school starts. Parents are to pay for the entire academic year regardless of holidays, start dates, inclement weather, and student absences. Additionally, parents must pay a non-refundable, non-transferable security placement fee and a registration fee to secure their child’s placement in our programs.

At Smart Start’s downtown location we also offer additional services to help busy parents including weekday and weekend 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 Babies (6 weeks-18 mo.)

ScheduleTime2 Days (T,TH)3 Days (M,W,F)5 Days (M-F)
Nursery + Extended7:00AM-7:00PM$1299.99$1699.99$2099.99
Nursery Hours 7:00AM-2:30PMN/AN/AN/A
Half Day7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/AN/A

Smart Starters  (19 mo.- 35 mo. )

ScheduleTime2 Days (T,TH)3 Days (M,W,F)5Days (M-F)
Preschool+ Extended 7:00AM-7:00PM$1199.99$1549.99$1899.99
Preschool 7:00AM-2:30PM$999.99$1299.99$1649.99
Half Days7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$1599.99
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-7:00PM$599.99$799.99$999.99

Smart Learners (36 mo.& up)

ScheduleTime2 Days (T,TH)3 Days (M,W,F)5Days (M-F)
Preschool+ Extended7:00AM-7:00PM$1149.99$1499.991799.99
Preschool7:00AM-2:30PM$949.99$1249.99$1499.99
Half Days7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$1449.99
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-7:00PM$499.99$699.99$899.99

Additional S.S.A Programs

ServicesTime6 Weeks- 18 mo.19 mo.- 35 mo.36 mo.& up
Emergency CareMinimum of 3 hrs $25.00 PER HRN/AN/A
After school 3:00pm- 7:00pmN/AN/AN/A
After School w S.S.A pick up 2:30pm- 7:00pmN/AN/AN/A
Smart Sitter
Weekdays
(M-TH)
Min of 4 hrs
TBD
$17.00 per hr
(per child)
$17.00 per hr
(per child)
$17.00 per her
(per child)
Smart Sitter
Weekends & Holidays
(Fri-Sun)
Min 4 hrs
TBD
$22.00 per hr
(per child)
$22 per hr
(per child)
$22 per hr
( per child)
 *Back-up care participates must call at least 2 hours ahead to confirm availability.

Tuition fees are subject to change

Additional Fees:

Non- refundable Annual Registration Fee: $150.00 (Cash/ Certified Check)
Security Placement Fee: $1000.00
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 the academic school year (June).

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