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.

The Preschool Program Ages Tuition & PA Fees
2 half-day classes per week 2s $12,847
3 half-day classes per week 2s $17,681
5 half-day classes per week  2/3s  $24,438
5 full day classes per week 3s $30,661
5 full days (PreK) 4s $30,661
Jr. Kindergarten Ages Tuition & PA Fees
5 full days 4/5s $31,768
 Please note a one-time capital fee of $250 will be added to all new enrolling students.

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. For families associated with the United Nations, Secretariat, Embassies Missions or Consulates, the school has established a scholarship program as well as 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.