Programs & Tuition

Age Cut-off

To be eligible for a class, your child’s age as of September 1 must be within the range guidelines shown below for that class. Ages are shown in “year.month” format (e.g., 2.0 = 2 years 0 months; 4.11 = 4 years 11 months).


IPS has two vibrant locations in Manhattan neighborhoods. You can read about our campuses here.

2019-2020 Tuition & PA Fees
The Preschool Program Ages 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm 8:00am-6:00pm*
2 classes per week (Tues/Thurs) 2s $12,847 $17,986 $20,874
3 classes per week (Mon/Wed/Thurs) 2s $17,681 $25,390 $29,722
5 classes per week (Mon-Fri) 2/3s $24,438 $30,661 $37,881*
5 classes per week (Mon-Fri) 3s $24,438 $30,661 $37,881*
5 full days (Mon-Fri) 4s (Pre K) $30,661 $37,881*
5 full days (Mon-Fri) 4/5s (Jr K) 86th St $31,768 $38,988
Please note a one-time capital fee of $250 will be added to all new enrolling students.

Tuition prices are subject to change for 2020-2021 school year.*Please note that West 76th closes on Fridays at 4:00pm. Tuition & PA fees will be adjusted accordingly.*

Early Drop-Off  &  After School Programs are also available.


Toddler classes have shortened sessions during the first two to six weeks of school as part of a developmentally appropriate separation process. A parent or caregiver is required to stay with each child until the teachers feel the child is ready to separate.

Payment Schedule (2019 – 2020)

    • For returning students, signed re-enrollment contracts with deposits are due January 25, 2019.
    • For new students, signed contracts with deposits are due March 8, 2019.
    • First half of tuition and fees is due May 10, 2019.**
    • Second half of tuition and fees is due August 1, 2019. (Deposits are applied to second half of tuition.)
      ** New Families who register for the monthly payment plan, pay over 10 months beginning May 1, 2019.

Financial Aid Information

We encourage our families in need of financial assistance to apply for financial aid.

Special Notes

Tuition does not cover the full cost of educating your child. Each student at The International Preschools receives the benefit of a subsidy. In order to keep the school on sound financial footing, we depend on the active annual fundraising efforts of all our parents.

Early Drop-Off and After School Programs registration is available online.

Equal Opportunity

The International Preschools admits children of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin, religion or disability in administration of its educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.