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Food City School Bucks

APPLE's 2015-2016 Food City School Bucks program check has arrived- $ 2749.00!!! Our biggest check yet! This year's program has just begun, so if you haven't already, please link your Food City ValuCard to APPLE Academy and take part in the School Bucks Educational Program! Simply ask the cashier to register your ValuCard visit That's all there is to earning FREE money for our school. Thank you Food City!

Our Mission

Our Mission
The mission of APPLE Academy is to instill a love for God, a love for people, and a love for learning in our children. We strive to build good character, instill positive self-esteem and prepare our students for kindergarten in a stimulating, attractive environment. We promote the development of the whole child through language, art, music, movement, and technology by attracting and maintaining a highly qualified and dedicated staff.

We offer...
Interactive "HighReach Learning" Curriculum
Music & Movement Activities
First Aid & CPR Trained Staff
Infant & Toddler Care
Extended Early and Afternoon Hours
Summer Program

Introduction & History

APPLE Academy, formerly known as APPLE Institue, was founded in 1980 under the Academic Pre-Primary Learning Enrichment Institute, and was located at Anderson Street Methodist Church in Bristol, Tennessee. The goal of this project was to offer a high quality pre-school program in a Christian environment to young children of the community. Since its beginning, APPLE has adapted to meet the ever changing needs of the families it serves.


In 1986, the pre-school moved to its present location at Central Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Virginia. The program was expanded to include a two-year-old class. In 1992 the “Just for Fives” class was added to meet the unique developmental needs of young five-year-olds.


On August 1, 1994, APPLE Institute became an official ministry of Central Presbyterian Church. That same year, an afternoon child care program was implemented. The summer enrichment program offering fun, age-appropriate activities for children age two through twelve began on May 30, 1995. On January 2, 1996 with the completion of the addition to Central Presbyterian Church, APPLE began offering infant and toddler child care for children age 6 weeks through two years.


In February, 2010 APPLE Institute officially became known as APPLE Academy of Central Presbyterian Church. The new name is a reflection of the relationship that APPLE and Central have nurtured throughout the years and will serve to strengthen the quality of care and education our children experience. APPLE enjoys the reputation of being one of the finest early childhood programs in the community. It is our goal to provide the highest standards of hands-on learning activities and age-appropriate curriculum in a nurturing, Christian environment. It is through our continued dedication to the children enrolled in our program that we will honor this commitment throughout the future.

Hours of Operation

Infant Program

Children may be dropped off anytime after 7:30 a.m. and must be picked up no later than 5:45 p.m. Late pickup after 5:45 will be charged at the rate of $5.00 per minute. Official time is determined by the Nursery clock, which will be checked periodically for accuracy with the website


Toddler Program

Children may be dropped off between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m., and must be picked up no later than 5:45 p.m. See above for late pickup fee information. This class has a daily routine that begins at 9:00 and can be easily thrown off-schedule with late arrivals or interruptions.


Pre-school Program

Pre-school hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. In order for children to receive the full benefits of the day’s scheduled activities and to minimize disruptions in the classroom, please be prompt for drop off and pick up times. If a child arrives late and the class is involved in circle time or any other organized activity, parents are asked to wait in the hallway with your child until the interruption will be less distracting to the teacher as well as the children. Please do not bring breakfast to be eaten at 9:00.


Early Drop Off And After School

Early Drop Off as well as After School is available for APPLE pre school students. Early Drop Off is a $3.00 a day fee. After School for APPLE pre school students is available from 1:00 - 5:45. After School Fee is $14.00 or $60.00 a week.  Fees are charged on an as-used, per family basis.



Late Pickup Fees for pick-up after 5:45 will be charged at the rate of $5.00 per minute. Official time is determined by the hallway clock outside room 202, which will be checked periodically for accuracy with the website