Jersey Avenue Schedule & Fees

“A Smart Start for your child’s future”

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

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, 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.

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.)


ScheduleTime2 Days (T,TH)3 Days (M,W,F)5 Days (M-F)
Nursery + Extended7:00AM-7:00PM$1399.99$1799.99$2199.99
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$1299.99$1649.99$1999.99
Preschool 7:00AM-2:30PM$1099.99$1399.99$1749.99
Half Days7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$1699.99
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$1249.99$1599.991899.99
Half Days7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$1549.99
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-7:00PM$499.99$699.99$899.99

Additional S.S.A Programs

ServicesTime6 weeks- 18mo19mo- 35mo36mo & up
Emergency CareMinimum 3 Hrs $25.00 per hr $25.00 per hr$20.00 per hr
After School W/O PICK UP3:30pm- 7:00pmN/AN/A$799.99
per mo.

After School w S.S.A pick up2:30pm- 7:00pmN/A$999.99
per mo
per mo.
Smart Sitters
Weekdays (M-TH)
Min of 4 hrs
$17 per hr
(per child)
$17 per hr
(per child)
$17 per hr
(per child)
Smart Sitters
Weekend & Holidays
Min of 4 hrs$22 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 Application Fee: $150.00 (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 the academic school year (June).

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