About Us

Appleseed Academy is a dream come true for owner Barbara Kilpatrick, who wanted to open a private Christian school in Mesquite with excellent facilities, wonderful teachers, cutting edge curriculum, small class sizes, and exceptional child care options.  On July 14, 2008, her dream was realized when the doors of Appleseed Academy opened for the first time.

Appleseed Academy, and its staff, teachers and owners, are truly passionate about their school, and its children, and encourage you to come visit us for a tour and introduction. Check out our newsletters for more information about the school and its monthly activities. 

Appleseed Academy is owned by Barbara and Brian Kilpatrick, both of whom were born and raised in the Mesquite/Sunnyvale/Garland area, and continue to live just down the street.  Barbara manages all school operations, with her Assistant Director, Scarlett Franklin, and is available daily to meet with parents and answer any questions that you may have. 

Barbara Kilpatrick is the Owner and Executive Director of Appleseed Academy.  She is actively involved in community and school service and served as the President of the St. Marks Parent Teacher Organization from 2006-2008.  She has also served for several years on the Board of Directors of the Sunnyvale Education Foundation and as an Officer in the Sunnyvale PTA.  She practiced law in Mesquite from 1995 until 2002 and is a prior recipient of the Best Lawyer in Mesquite Award by the readers of the Mesquite News.  She "retired" from the practice of law in 2002 to stay home with her children.  She graduated from Forney High School, Dallas Baptist University, and Baylor School of Law.

Scarlett Franklin is the Assistant Director of Appleseed Academy.  She was a former Co-Director of St. Marks Child Development Center and has been involved with St. Marks in various capacities for almost 20 years.