TUITION & FEES
Tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 school year are below.
Tuition is based on a full day, which starts with drop-off between 8:00 am and 9:00 am and ends at 3:20 pm. Monthly tuition for 3s is as follows:
3 days / week: $1,134
4 days / week: $1,512
5 days / week: $1,890
Parents pay tuition in monthly installments. A deposit of one month’s tuition is required when parents accept a spot.
Chickpeas currently offers free full day Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK), through a contract with the NYC Department of Education. Children are eligible for UPK if they turn 4 by December 31st of the school year. All UPK students must attend school 5 days per week. Chickpeas charges no tuition or fees for UPK students during the regular school day, but hourly fees apply for our optional after-school program, as well as our July session.
Chickpeas offers a flexible after-school program, which runs from 3:20 pm - 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Parents can decide when to pick up their children as late as the morning of drop off. After-school rates are currently $11.15 / hour, billed in 15-minute increments. After-school fees are capped at $356.80/month.
After-school hours are invoiced monthly based on usage.
BUY / SELL SYSTEM
Chickpeas has a unique system in place to allow 3s families as much flexibility as possible. Families can "buy" and "sell" days from one another if their schedules change. For example, a family whose child is absent from the classroom can "sell" a day to a family whose child is not scheduled to be in school on that day. The rate for sold / bought days is the same as regular tuition - $95 / day. Families buy and sell days on a secure website, and the Treasury team makes the relevant adjustments to tuition bills on a monthly basis.
A one-time materials fee of $350 is charged at the beginning of each school year.
Rates are subject to change for the 2021-2022 school year.