In your child’s life, the most important steps start before they set foot into a primary school. So why not start your child’s path to success by enrolling them at
The Red Balloon learning Center.
Where they will play and learn physical, social, and cognitive learning skills. That will prepare them for a more successful life.
Ages 2.0 to 2.6 (up to 11–12 children)
Ages of 2.10 to 3.6 (up to 16 children)
Ages of 3.5 and older (up to 20 children)
Part Time 3 days
Part Time 2 days
Tuition fees are set by the Parent Board and are subject to change.
Most of the children at the School attend full time. Children who attend 2 or 3 days a week attend on consecutive days. We have found that consecutive attendance best suits the needs of the children and helps them get into the rhythm of school days most easily.
Parents or guardians of entering children are required to make the following payments according to the time table below:
Equivalent to 10% of 1 year contract (a non-refundable deposit to hold a place for the child at the School)
Participation bond: $500 (only one time)
Monthly tuition submitted
• $1 month fee due on signing of contract.
• The rest in monthly payments
• Half payment due in September
• Half payment due on Feb.1
• By the 10th business day of the month. Schedule of Payments
Parents are responsible for paying their tuition in a timely manner. A late fee will be added to your account if you are delinquent.
Thank you for your interest in our program! To apply for financial aid, simply download Our Financial Aid Form in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format and mail or fax it in to us.
To learn more about our school you may wish to download and review
The Red Balloon Parental Handbook 2017/2018 in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat.
Just click on the links below.
The Red Balloon’s Admissions Application
The Red Balloon creates a three-way partnership with parents, children, and the school
community. We encourage intellectual curiosity, creative risk taking, and problem solving in a nurturing social environment.
New for 2017-19 Admissions: Early Notification Policy
The Columbia University Affiliated Child Care Centers offer an optional early notification of their admissions decision to the applicant families who are current and prospective faculty, staff and students of Columbia University. If interested, parents should ask each center director for information about the age groups covered by the Early Notification policy.
Centers cannot require parents to opt for early notification but will ask for interest in writing prior to making final admissions decisions.
If a qualifying family chooses to be included in the early notification process, the Center will notify parents of their decisions after December 5 and no later than January 20.
In keeping with the ISAAGNY timeline, the early notification Parent Reply Deadline is no later than noon on January 27, 2017.
As of September 15, 2016, there will be an Application Fee of $40 per application. The application submitting process will be complete when both application and payment fee are received. A confirmation of receipt will be emailed to you.