“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, 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.)
|Schedule||Time||2 Days (T,TH)||3 Days (M,W,F)||5 Days (M-F)|
|Nursery + Extended||7:00AM-7:00PM||$1399.99||$1799.99||$2199.99|
Smart Starters (19 mo.- 35 mo. )
Schedule Time 2 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 Days :7:00AM-12:30PM N/A N/A $1699.99
Social Enrichment Program 2:30PM-7:00PM $599.99 $799.99 $999.99
Smart Learners (36 mo.& up)
|Schedule||Time||2 Days (T,TH)||3 Days (M,W,F)||5Days (M-F)|
|Social Enrichment Program||2:30PM-7:00PM||$499.99||$699.99||$899.99|
Additional S.S.A Programs
|Services||Time||6 weeks- 18mo||19mo- 35mo||36mo & up|
|Emergency Care||Minimum 3 Hrs||$25.00 per hr||$25.00 per hr||$20.00 per hr|
|After School W/O PICK UP||3:30pm- 7:00pm||N/A||N/A||$799.99
|After School w S.S.A pick up||2:30pm- 7:00pm||N/A||$999.99|
|Smart Sitters |
|Min of 4 hrs|
|$19 per hr|
|$19 per hr|
|$19 per hr
Weekend & Holidays
|Min of 4 hrs||$23 per hr|
|$23 per hr|
|$23 per hr
*Back-up care participates must call at least 2 hours ahead to confirm availability.
Tuition fees are subject to change
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 student enrollment with proper 2 month written notice provided to the center student is attending.