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: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

The vision of the faculty and administration at TCA is to further each student's progress in the areas of, academic preparedness, spiritual development, and Christian service so that all graduates are prepared and uniquely positioned to impact their culture and transform their world for Jesus Christ.


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 rating218 of 111017 of 49
Fund acquisition rating63 of 111116 of 49
Resource allocation rating953 of 111145 of 49
Asset utilization rating58 of 11103 of 49

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
11%0%48%67%35%38%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
3%0%8%10%6%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
16%16%17%14%17%18%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
3%0%9%10%6%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
84%84%83%86%83%82%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%74%73%74%79%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%97%91%97%101%107%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%71%67%72%79%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%3%9%3%-1%-7%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%8%21%7%-2%-20%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
14%26%18%16%15%13%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.491.491.461.261.301.31
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.153.984.113.655.764.57
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.595.936.024.617.515.97
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
2.791.861.822.471.491.81
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.360.540.550.400.670.55
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.540.940.901.550.520.90
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
32%32%32%51%50%56%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
9%0%0%20%17%26%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
147%45%46%39%39%34%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$609,974$555,157$683,445$362,634$558,786
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$41,817$29,019$40,809$57,579$53,785
Short-term investments$15,571$12,247$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$667,362$596,423$724,254$420,213$612,571
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,707,323$1,656,042$1,682,225$1,804,105$1,999,459
Other long-term assets$279,638$201,308$239,372$194,231$188,050
Total long-term assets$1,986,961$1,857,350$1,921,597$1,998,336$2,187,509
Total assets$2,654,323$2,453,773$2,645,851$2,418,549$2,800,080
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$321,240$296,055$260,336$240,416$304,063
Other current liabilities$37,692$31,250$32,792$42,320$33,534
Total current liabilities$358,932$327,305$293,128$282,736$337,597
Debt$0$0$535,299$408,799$726,902
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$498,755$465,572$511,693$508,504$498,212
Total long-term liabilities$498,755$465,572$1,046,992$917,303$1,225,114
Total liabilities$857,687$792,877$1,340,120$1,200,039$1,562,711
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$1,394,691$1,322,525$963,764$996,533$1,014,788
With donor restrictions$401,945$338,371$341,967$221,977$222,581
Net assets$1,796,636$1,660,896$1,305,731$1,218,510$1,237,369
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$643,299$667,860$492,333$539,184$622,928
Program service revenue$2,640,798$2,267,086$1,850,827$1,996,498$2,177,035
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$11,103$126$1,189$250$83
Other revenue$798,558$1,013,049$1,082,904$600,949$613,303
Total other revenue$3,450,459$3,280,261$2,934,920$2,597,697$2,790,421
Total revenue$4,093,758$3,948,121$3,427,253$3,136,881$3,413,349
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$2,920,335$2,628,388$2,463,888$2,486,469$2,947,276
Management and general$1,037,683$642,222$544,281$480,464$474,144
Fundraising$0$322,346$331,863$188,805$235,602
Total expenses$3,958,018$3,592,956$3,340,032$3,155,738$3,657,022
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$135,740$355,165$87,221($18,857)($243,673)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$135,740$355,165$87,221($18,857)($243,673)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Tracey PritchardHead of School$105,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023


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