Tuition Payments

Tuition payments are due on the schedule written in your contract and are accepted by e-check or  paper check. Most families will begin paying in the April preceding the school year. Invoices will be emailed to you on the first of the month and are payable upon receipt.

Electronic payments are made through Official Payments. You can pay once or set up recurring payments. Paying by e-check is free to you, but paying by debit or credit card incurs a fee. Open House discourages families from paying tuition by credit card. If you need more time or an extended payment schedule, please contact one of Open House’s Directors.

Checks are made to Open House Nursery School and can be mailed or dropped off at the front desk. Please note your child’s name and invoice number on the check. Open House does not accept post-dated checks.

Open House does not invoice during the month of August, as we are closed during much of that month.

In most payment schedules, the last payment is for a different amount than the regular payment. Your last invoice will note LAST PAYMENT.

Open House offers a 2% discount for tuition payments in full. The payment in full must be made within the first month of your contracted payment schedule. Please contact Carey to make arrangements.

Returned or Late Tuition Payments

Returned checks or rejected e-payments will incur a fee of $25. Payments more than 30 days late will incur a fee of $50.

Other Payments

All other payments (including voucher hours and vacation program tuition) can be made by check or credit card in person (by swipe). Open House requests that credit card payments over $500 be processed online entry rather than by swipe.

Contract Revisions

 If space is available, a family can change their contract to a longer program until November 30 of the school year. After that, families who need more hours may purchase voucher hours.

 Voucher Hours

When a family needs a child to stay outside of the hours on their contract, hours can be purchased at the front desk, either individually or in packs. Voucher hours can be used for hours outside of vacation and summer programs as well as during the regular school year. The voucher dollar balance (but not hour balance) may be applied to vacation and summer programs.


Voucher hours may be purchased by check, credit card swipe if less than $500, and by e-check, credit, or debit card online via our payments page.

Visit Voucher Hours for information on current pricing and packages.


Carey Johnson, Director of Operations, is the point person for financial issues.  718-625-5252, x3.