S.S.A Express

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“A Smart Start for your child’s future”

Below you’ll find the tuition and fee information for our S.S.A EXPRESS campus located on 102 Brunswick St Jersey City, NJ 07302. (Corner of 1st street and Brunswick)

Center direct number (201) 461-4080

Express, S.S.A most convenient center located steps away from Path Train station! This state of the art facility offers Eco friendly sustainable energy accommodations throughout our classrooms, Smart drop off zone for families to easily drop off/pick up their students. Express is our only center designed with affordable options , offering programs to meet those families working from home and not interested in our S.S.A all inclusive packages. 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 outdoor Playground for our children to enjoy throughout the day. Our center is design with most updated technology, from our smart boards, Scapio Stem equipment, our 64 4K security cameras, to our contactless entry and sign in systems. We are sure you will love to visit this state of the art beautiful center. There nothing in the neighborhood that makes you feel like Family as soon as you walk in.

This center is open from 8:30am-5:30pm, S.S.A Express does not provide meals.  

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 Express 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 S.S.A Express 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 + Extended8:30AM-5:30PM$1399.99 per mo.$1699.99 per mo.$1999.99 per mo.
Nursery Hours8:30AM-4:30PM$1299.99 per mo.$1599.99 per mo.$1899.99 per mo.
Half day8:30AM-12:30PMN/AN/AN/A

Smart Starters (19 mo.- 35 mo. )

Preschool+ Extended8:30AM-5:30PM$1199.99 per mo.$1499.99 per mo.$1799.99 per mo.
Preschool8:30AM-2:30PM$1099.99 per mo.$1299.99 per mo.$1599.99 per mo.
Half Days8:30AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$1549.99 per mo.
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-5:30PM$799.99 per mo.$899.99 per mo.$1099.99 per mo.

Smart Learners (36 mo.& up)

Preschool+ Extended8:30AM-5:30PM$1199.99 per mo.$1399.99 per mo.$1699.99 per mo.
Preschool8:30AM-2:30PM$1049.99 per mo.$1199.99 per mo.$1499.99 per mo.
Half Days8:30AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$1449.99 per mo.
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-5:30PM$699.99 per mo.$799.99 per mo.$999.99 per mo.

Additional S.S.A Programs

SCHEDULETIME6 weeks- 18mo19mo- 35mo36mo & up
Emergency CareMinimum 3 hrs$35.00 per Hr$30.00 Per Hr$25.00 Per Hr
NEW! Smart-pickups (Approval required)8:00am- 9:00am$399.99 per mo$299.99 per mo$199.99 per mo.
After- school with S.S.A pick up service2:30pm-5:30pmN/A$1099.99 per mo$999.99 per mo.
Smart Sitters Weekdays (M-TH)TBD (Min 4 hrs)$27 per hr (per child)$27 per hr (per child)$27 per hr (per child)
Smart Sitters Weekends & Holidays (FRI-SUN)TBD (Min 4 hrs)$30 per hr (per child)$30 per hr (per child)$30 per hr (per child)
*Back-up care participates must call at least 2 hours ahead to confirm availability. *Smart sitter sibling discount available.

Tuition fees are subject to change

Additional Fees:

Smart App Fee: $50.00 per calendar school year Non- refundable Annual Application Fee: $300.00 (Cash/ Certified Check) (due every July)
Security Placement Fee: $1250.00

Extended care till 5:30 P.M. available for an additional charge! 

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.