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., 1.6 = 1 year 6 months; 4.11 = 4 years 11 months).
IPS has three vibrant locations in Manhattan neighborhoods. You can read about our campuses here.
This year the IPS Board voted to hold tuition rates at the current level, please click here to read about their commitment to our families.
|The Crèche Program
(45th Street only)
|2 sessions per week||1.6–2.2||$12,105|
|The Preschool Program||Ages||Tuition|
|2 half-day classes per week||2s||$12,105|
|3 half-day classes per week||2s||$16,665|
|5 half-day classes per week||2/3s||$23,040|
|5 full day classes per week||3s||$28,910|
|5 full days (PreK)||4s||$28,910|
|5 full days||5s||$29,955|
| *IPS tuition includes a one-time capital fee of $250 for new students. A $265 Parent Association Fee is included in all enrollment contracts.
Early Drop-Off & Afterschool Programs are also available.
Crèche and 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 9, 2019.
- First half of tuition and fees is due May 10, 2019.**
- Second half of tuition and fees is due September 13, 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. For families associated with the United Nations, Secretariat, Embassies Missions or Consulates the school has established a scholarship program as well as financial aid.
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 active the annual fundraising efforts of all our parents.
As Early Drop-off and After School Programs are available online
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.