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Tuition & {Payment

Registration Fee

The registration fee is non-refundable and must accompany the registration form each new school year. The fee is as follows:

$40.00 for members of Central Presbyterian Church

+ $30.00 for each additional child

$50.00 for non-members of Central Presbyterian Church

+ $30.00 for each additional child

Parents may choose 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week. Every effort will be made to accommodate your choice of days as enrollment permits.

Infant & Toddler Tuition* Children age 6 weeks- 2 1/2 years

7:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

$150.00 weekly

$ 32.00 daily (two day per week minimum)

Pre-school Tuition* Children age 2 1/2- 5 years

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Two days per week $155.00 monthly

Three days per week $185.00 monthly

Four days per week $225.00 monthly

Five days per week $245.00 monthly

All scheduled school closings and vacations have been figured into the charges; therefore, monthly tuition remains the same, regardless of slight differences in the number of days school is in session for each month.

When a child misses due to illness or vacation, his/her tuition remains the same.

* Discounts are offered to Central Presbyterian Church members.

Early Drop and After School

Early Drop (7:30-8:50) $3.00 per child

After School (1:00-5:45) $14.00 per child

Registration & Enrollment

Registration is open to children from age six weeks through five years. Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday with parents choosing 2, 3, 4, or 5 days. Children will generally be separated into classes by the director based on their age as of September 30, and in group sizes in accordance with Virginia Division of Licensing Standards.

APPLE Academy will maintain a waiting list of those children of families wishing to be a part of APPLE. The director has discretion in filling places within APPLE from that waiting list.  Priority will be given to families with other children currently enrolled in APPLE, to Central Presbyterian Church members, to APPLE staff members, and then to any emergency situation that may arise. The teacher to student ration will be maintained in accordance with the Virginia Division of Licensing Standards.

The following ratios of staff to children are required:

  • Children age six weeks through sixteen months: one staff per four children
  • Children age sixteen months through two years: one staff per five children
  • Children age two years: one staff per eight children
  • Children age three years to the age of eligibility to attend public school, five years by September 30: one staff per ten children.

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

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