Tuition and Rates

2019 School Year

We offer a variety of daily schedules (listed below). Our center is open 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We also offer a choice between our full Peppermint Tree calendar (only closed major holidays) or the Toms River School System calendar-in which your child only attends The Peppermint Tree on Toms River School days. The Toms River school system calendar is less expensive on a monthly basis. Tuition is determined on a school year basis, and split into 10 equal monthly payments. Please obtain calendars from the office. On a space available basis, extra days may be added upon office approval. For those on the Toms River schedule, extra full days are charged at $57.00 ($62.00/Early Learners), and extra half days are charged at $46.00 ($51.00/Early Learners).

Preschool & Pre-K – Ages 3 & 4 (by 10/1 of current school year)

Toms River Calendar Number of Days per Week
Monthly Payment Amount 2 3 4 5
Full Day (up to 10 hours) $408.00 $540.00 $673.00 $805.00
Half Day (9:00-2:00) $330.00 $462.00 $595.00 $728.00
Qtr. Day (9:00-11:30) $265.00 $352.00 $462.00 $529.00
Peppermint Tree Calendar Number of Days per Week
includes school holidays 2 3 4 5
Full Day (up to 10 hours) $441.00 $585.00 $739.00 $883.00
Half Day (9:00-2:00) $363.00 $507.00 $650.00 $783.00

Early Learners Preschool – Age 2 (by 10/1 of current school year)

Toms River Calendar Number of Days per Week
Monthly Payment Amount 2 3 4 5
Full Day (up to 10 hours) $449.00 $595.00 $761.00 $938.00
Half Day (9:00-2:00) $373.00 $518.00 $662.00 $804.00
Qtr. Day (9:00-11:30) $297.00 $418.00 $552.00 $628.00
Peppermint Tree Calendar Number of Days per Week
includes school holidays 2 3 4 5
Full Day (up to 10 hours) $485.00 $650.00 $838.00 $993.00
Half Day (9:00-2:00) $403.00 $562.00 $716.00 $860.00


Non- refundable Registration Fee $125.00/Family  


Additional hours:

  • School Age – $9.00/hour
  • Preschool & PreK – $9.50/hour
  • Early Learners – $10.50/hour

A monthly fee for each K-5th grade child will be determined based on scheduled hours @ $9.00 per hour.

Toms River Public Schools have added three days to their calendar for possible snow days, so we have done the same.  We will end our school year on the same day as TR Schools, as long as they don’t have more than three snow days.  If Toms River Schools have more than three “snow days” and need to add extra school days onto the end of the school year, those days are billed as extra days in June, even if Peppermint Tree was also closed for inclement weather. There are no credits for illness or inclement weather. Vacation credit is offered one week per school year at 50% credit for our five day per week full time students only.

No deduction can be made for emergency closings or daily absence during the school year, no matter what the reason.

First day of school : Will be the same day as Toms River School system in September, 2019.  Still to be announced.

Summer Camp 2019

Three 3-week sessions
Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Session 1:
    June 25-July 12
  • Session 2:
    July 15- August 2
  • Session 3:
    August 5 – August 23

Calendar Notes:  Camp is planned to start on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.  If snow days are unused during the school year, camp will begin on Monday, June 24, 2019.  We offer two daily schedules, full or half day. Children may register for as few as 2 days per week or up to 5 days per week. On a space available basis, extra days may be added upon office approval. Extra full days are charged at $57.00 each ($62.00/Early Learners), and extra half days are charged at $46.00 each ($51/Early Learners).  We will offer a “Mini-Camp”, paid on a per day basis, for the days in between the end of school and the beginning of camp, if snow days are not used, and there are days left in between the two sessions.

Age 3 and Up (by 10/1/2018) Number of Days per Week
Cost per 3-Week Session

2 3 4 5
Full Day (over 5 hours) $345.00 $ 457.00 $568.00 $679.00
Half Day (10:00-3:00) $278.00 $ 389.00 $500.00 $612.00
Current Early Learners
(age 2 by 10/1/18)
Number of Days per Week
Cost per 3-Week Session 2 3 4 5
Full Day (over 5 hours) $379.00 $500.00 $646.00 $769.00
Half Day (10:00-3:00) $311.00 $434.00 $557.00 $679.00

Additional hours – $9.00 per hour for 5 year-olds and up, $9.50 per hour for 3 and 4 year-olds, and $10.50 per hour for 2 year-olds.  Rates are per hour or any part of an hour. 

Non- refundable Family Registration Fee $75.00

There are no tuition credits given for absences, vacation or illness.  We are closed Thursday, July 4th.  Five day per week children will receive a credit for that day, and part time children scheduled for Thursdays in Session 1 may select a make up day.  Make up days must be approved by the office, as they are offered on a space available, first come first served basis.  (Same policy will be in place for Monday, June 24, if camp does not start until the 25th.)