Cross City Academy

Helping Preschoolers Learn and Grow

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Cross City Academy (formerly 1st Kids Academy) is an extension of our Preschool Ministry at Cross City. Since 1984, our school has offered an excellent academic program that not only prepares each child for elementary school but also provides a safe and nurturing environment where the love of Christ is shared with children and their families. Ages for enrollment are 6 weeks – Pre-K.

Our preschoolers are educated about Biblical truths and principles through creative learning approaches that include music, drama, teaching, and large group discussion. Our classrooms are designed to enhance learning and our professionally trained teachers are committed to loving and guiding your child through each developmental stage. Many families and their children make us their choice for early education each year.



Admissions Procedures for 2020-2021 School Year:

Registration will open on March 1, 2020. A completed Registration Form with a $150.00 non-refundable registration fee must be submitted to our Office. Before submitting registration form and fee, please contact Julie Cleveland at   or 817-540-7473 to ensure there is a spot available for your child. If the class is full, children will be placed on a waiting list. Parents will be notified when an opening becomes available.

  • Pre-K Students: In addition to the registration fee, there is a $50 curriculum fee due by 9/8/20.
  • Age of Students: We accept children that are 6 weeks old through Pre-K students.
  • Curriculum:  Cross City Academy offers age-appropriate curriculum for children 1 – 5 years. Special activities are planned weekly that support school-wide themes and are personalized to each age level and class.
  • Specialty Classes: All children two years and older will attend chapel, which offers music as well as creative movement and dance. Chapel also includes a Bible story and a brief lesson that goes with the theme of each week. There will be a music program in the spring and a Spanish class will be offered one day per week.


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Payment Information

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From Some of our Parents...

"Very Christ-centered, loving atmosphere where children are given hands-on activities to grow spiritually and academically." - Donna

"His teachers cared for him like he was one of their own." – Jenny

"Cross City Academy has truly been a blessing to our family. The teachers and staff are amazing and kind, our daughter loves it!" – Katie

"My daughter wakes up every morning and asks if it’s a school day. She loves it!" – Esther

Schedule & Tuition

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Meet the Teacher: August 29
First Day of School: 
September 8
Thanksgiving Break: November 24-26
Christmas Break: 
December 15 - January 4
Spring Break: 
March 16-18
Last Day of School: 
May 13

Hours and Tuition

Tuesday & Thursday (9:00 am to 2:30 pm): $235/month*

Tuesday OR Thursday (9:00 am to 2:30 pm): $155/month*

*There is a $10/month discount for each additional child.

What to bring for babies:

  • Blanket
  • Bottles/Formula/Food/Spoon/Bib
  • Pacifier/Lovey/Comfort Toy
  • Change of Clothes
  • 5 or more diapers
  • Diaper Rash Cream

What to bring for toddlers:

  • Blanket
  • Bottles/Sippy Cup
  • Lunch
  • Pacifier/Lovey/Comfort Toy
  • Change of Clothes
  • 3 or more diapers
  • Diaper Rash Cream

What to bring for 2's:

  • Sippy cup with child's name
  • Lunch with child’s name
  • Napmat with anything child needs to nap more peacefully (There are napmats provided if you prefer)
  • At least 3 diapers with child’s name written on front
    If potty training or trained, extra set of clothes or more for those little accidents

What to bring for 3's:

  • Large bag or backpack that contains the following:
  • Nap mat or blanket, small pillow, small favorite stuffed animal for nap time
  • Full change of clothes

Lunchbox: lunch and a drink
**Please sure ALL items are labeled. This class teaches independence and responsibility. Each child will learn to put their own items away - labeling becomes VERY important during this learning process.**

What to bring for Pre-K:

  • Lunch and a drink
  • Water bottle for recess
  • Change of clothes and underwear