The Heights Schedule & Fees

“A Smart Start for your child’s future”

Below you’ll find the tuition and fee information for Smart Start Academy’s The Heights school located at 462 Central Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307.

The academic year runs from September through June and parents are required to pay for each full month of the entire school year regardless of holidays, start dates, inclement weather, and student absences. Tuition for the following school year is due in the middle of the previous January.  To secure their child’s placement in Smart Start Academy, parents are required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable security placement fee and a registration fee. The placement fee will be applied in June, the last month of the academic school year.

Smart Start Academy’s Central Avenue location offers programs for infants as young as 6 weeks old,  two and three day a week full-day preschool and a half-day preschool option for students attending classes five days per week. In addition to our extended nursery and preschool, our Heights location also offers emergency care and social enrichment, an afterschool program for children 36 months of age and older and weekday and weekend sitting for children of all ages. Additional fees are required for parents to take advantage of these additional, optional services.

With two-, three- and five-day a week preschool schedule options as well as full and half-day schedules, preschool classes at our Central Avenue location are easier to fit into each family’s busy schedule and preferences.  

 

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 $1099.99 mo. $1399.99 mo. $1699.99 mo.
Nursery hours only 7:00am- 2:30pm N/A N/A N/A
Half day 7:00am- 12:30pm N/A N/A N/A
Social Enrichment program 2:30pm- 7:00pm N/A N/A N/A

Smart Starters  (19 mo- 35 mo)

ScheduleTime2 Days (T,TH)3 Days (M,W,F)5 Days (M-F)
Preschool + Extended7:00AM- 7:00PM$949.99 mo.$1249.99 mo.$1499.99 mo.
Preschool 7:00AM- 2:30PM$799.99 mo.$1049.99 mo.$1249.99 mo.
Half Day
7:00AM- 12:30PMN/AN/A$1199.99 mo.
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM- 7:00PM$499.99 mo$599.99 mo$699.99 mo.
Smart Learners (36 mo- up)
Schedule Time 2 Days
(T/TH)
3 Days
(M/W/F)
5 Days
(M-F)
Preschool + Extended 7:00am- 7:00pm $849.99 mo. $1149.99 mo. $1349.99 mo.
Preschool 7:00am- 2:30pm $699.99 mo. $949.99 mo. $1099.99 mo.
Half day 7:00am- 12:30pm N/A N/A $1049.99 mo.
Social Enrichment Program 2:30pm- 7:00pm $399.99 mo. $499.99 mo. $599.99 mo.
Additional  S.S.A Programs

ServicesHours6 weeks- 18 mo19 mo- 35 mo36 mo & up
(fully potty trained)
Emergency CareMinimum 3 hrs N/A$20.00 Per Hr $15.00 Per Hr
After- school3:30pm- 7:00pmN/AN/A$499.99
per mo.
After- school with S.S.A pick up service2:30pm-7:00pmN/AN/A$599.99
per mo.
Smart Sitters
Weekdays (M-TH)
TBD
(Min 4 hrs)
$15 per hr
(per child)
$15 per hr
(per child)
$15 per hr
(per child)
Smart Sitters
Weekends & Holidays
(FRI-SUN)
TBD
(Min 4 hrs)
$18 per hr
(per child)
$18 per hr
(per child)
$18 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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