The Christian Academy

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Summary

Whether our students choose college, trade school, or the workforce, they can represent Christ in every area of society. While our private Christian school in Brookhaven, Delaware County is predominantly college-preparatory, our students' time from PK to 12th grade helps them discern their gifts and abilities so they can pursue excellence while following God's leading in their lives.


Contact information

Mailing address:
The Christian Academy
4301 Chandler Drive
Brookhaven, PA 19015

Website: tca-pa.org

Phone: 610-872-5100

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 231472523

CEO/President: Tracey Pritchard

Chairman:

Board size: 7

Founder:

Ruling year: 1968

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Purpose

The vision of The Christian Academy is to be a life-giving oasis in the desert where all students are biblically trained in body, mind, and spirit so that they will radically influence their communities for Christ and His glory.


Mission statement

The mission of The Christian Academy is to partner with Christian parents to equip students through a classical education with the necessary skills to pursue excellence through Christ in every area of life.


Statement of faith

THE BASIS OF FAITH SHALL BE THE WORD OF GOD AS INTERPRETED BY THE FOLLOWING:

We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Isaiah 48:12-16, John 15:26-27)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (John 11:25-26, John 14: 2-3)

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe that salvation is based on grace and grace alone, not by any works. (John 14: 16-17, Ephesians 2: 8-9)

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. (John 14: 26, Romans 8:26)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5: 28-29, 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17)

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 12: 4-5, Colossians 2:2)

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27)

We believe that the term "marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, delineated in Scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25) Please see TCA's Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality for further information.



BOARD POLICY REGARDING CREATION

THE FOLLOWING TENETS ARE AFFIRMED REGARDING GENESIS 1-11:

The act of creation involved each member of the Trinity.

The Bible teaches that creation ("ex NIHILO") was supernaturally and intimately brought into being without any evolutionary process needed or implied. (Genesis 1:1,3,16,21,25,27, 2:3; Hebrews 11:3; Psalm 33:6-9; 148:1-6; Mark 10:5-9)

The Scriptures and hence Genesis 1-11 are the inerrant and infallible Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)

The text in Genesis 1-11 is to be taken as authoritative, historical, chronological and narrative, and not to be interpreted as myth or allegory. (Exodus 20:8-11; Hebrews 4:3-4; Mark 10:5-9)

The idea of adaptation within species is consistent with Biblical context, but the Bible clearly excludes macroevolution. (Genesis 1:11,12 (2x's), 21-24 (2x's), 25 (3x's))

Adam and Eve were specially created by God in His image as actual human beings, the parents of all humanity; hence they are not products of lower forms of life i.e., hominids, ape. (Genesis 1:26-31)

An actual, historical fall of Adam and Eve brought all humanity and the world into a state of sin, misery, and subjection to pain and suffering. (Genesis 3)

God promises in His Word the provision of a Redeemer. (Genesis 3:15)

THE FOLLOWING FRAMEWORK SETS THE PARAMETERS FOR TEACHING THE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOUND IN GENESIS 1-11:

Creationism is the stated view of the school regarding the origin of the universe.

Other theories about the origins of the universe may be presented in a way that students understand, and which will enable them to articulate how the theories impact their worldview.

In addition, it must also be noted that several critical beliefs are found in Genesis 1-11 which are foundational to Christianity regardless of denomination.

The existence of the Triune Godhead (Genesis 1:26)
Creation of all (excluding God) (Genesis 1:1-2:3)
Establishment of Marriage and Family (Genesis 2:18-24)
Sin and Death (Genesis 3)
Salvation through the coming Redeemer (Genesis 3:15)
Society and Law
Flood (Genesis 6-9:17)
Nations and Languages (Genesis 11)
The uniqueness of man in God's image
ADOPTED: March 19, 2002


STATEMENT ON MARRIAGE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27) Rejection of one's biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. We believe that the term "marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10)

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of The Christian Academy as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to its students and members of its community, it is imperative that all persons employed by The Christian Academy in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess 5:22)

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11)

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of The Christian Academy.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating524 of 103323 of 40
Fund acquisition rating862 of 103537 of 40
Resource allocation rating679 of 103528 of 40
Asset utilization rating35 of 10331 of 40

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
13%35%38%22%24%17%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
3%6%7%6%4%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
13%17%18%27%18%16%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
3%6%6%5%4%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
87%83%82%73%82%84%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%79%81%82%83%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%101%107%108%99%108%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%79%86%89%82%92%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%-1%-7%-8%1%-8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%-2%-20%-18%2%-15%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
15%15%13%12%13%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.421.301.311.421.271.22
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.125.764.5710.067.379.74
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.497.515.9714.319.3911.93
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
3.111.491.810.731.260.99
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.320.670.551.370.791.01
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.400.520.90-0.310.26-0.01
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
40%50%56%43%39%39%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
14%17%26%20%20%21%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
160%39%34%40%48%49%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$362,634$558,786$212,247$318,407$245,744
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$57,579$53,785$46,361$69,632$45,327
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$420,213$612,571$258,608$388,039$291,071
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,804,105$1,999,459$2,161,521$2,297,672$2,373,732
Other long-term assets$194,231$188,050$181,425$174,373$170,277
Total long-term assets$1,998,336$2,187,509$2,342,946$2,472,045$2,544,009
Total assets$2,418,549$2,800,080$2,601,554$2,860,084$2,835,080
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$240,416$304,063$321,220$266,243$267,606
Other current liabilities$42,320$33,534$33,692$41,612$25,890
Total current liabilities$282,736$337,597$354,912$307,855$293,496
Debt$408,799$726,902$526,202$566,959$592,307
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$508,504$498,212$239,398$234,409$232,695
Total long-term liabilities$917,303$1,225,114$765,600$801,368$825,002
Total liabilities$1,200,039$1,562,711$1,120,512$1,109,223$1,118,498
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$996,533$1,014,788$1,293,806$1,540,448$1,540,305
With donor restrictions$221,977$222,581$187,236$210,413$176,277
Net assets$1,218,510$1,237,369$1,481,042$1,750,861$1,716,582
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$539,184$622,928$933,427$648,293$509,701
Program service revenue$1,996,498$2,177,035$1,865,688$2,400,090$2,102,507
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$250$83$509$120$28
Other revenue$600,949$613,303$631,511$628,734$606,496
Total other revenue$2,597,697$2,790,421$2,497,708$3,028,944$2,709,031
Total revenue$3,136,881$3,413,349$3,431,135$3,677,237$3,218,732
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$2,486,469$2,947,276$3,050,431$3,028,365$2,953,213
Management and general$480,464$474,144$448,088$461,716$433,474
Fundraising$188,805$235,602$202,435$152,877$85,588
Total expenses$3,155,738$3,657,022$3,700,954$3,642,958$3,472,275
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($18,857)($243,673)($269,819)$34,279($253,543)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($18,857)($243,673)($269,819)$34,279($253,543)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Tracey PritchardHead of School$92,786

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


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