Timothy Christian Schools

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Timothy Christian Schools is a fully accredited, Pre-12th grade Non-denominational, Biblically-rooted school. What we aspire to do - educate servant leaders - has not changed for over a hundred years. For generations, teachers, coaches, and staff have helped students identify and nurture their God-given gifts and talents. By God's grace, we will continue to educate servant leaders who glorify God for generations.

We see our students as individuals with God-given gifts and talents. From personalized and targeted instruction in the classroom - we combine challenging programs with a Christ-centered community. We want our students to live up to their full God-given potential.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Timothy Christian Schools
188 West Butterfield Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Website: timothychristian.com

Phone: 630-833-4616

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 361870590

CEO/President: Matt Davidson, Superintendent

Chairman: Ryan Brandsma

Board size: 18


Ruling year: 1957

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2020


Vision: Timothy Christian Schools will develop life-long learners and servant leaders who fully live out their purpose in the world for Christ.

Mission statement

For the glory of God, Timothy Christian Schools exists to uphold biblical truth, ignite academic growth, and inspire courageous leadership one student at a time.

Statement of faith

Timothy Christian Schools upholds the basic tenants of the Christian faith as outlined in the Apostles Creed.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating240 of 107418 of 48
Fund acquisition rating8 of 10755 of 48
Resource allocation rating408 of 107526 of 48
Asset utilization rating676 of 107435 of 48

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,557,072$2,074,160$4,038,536$5,134,924$10,373,048
Short-term investments$0$0$7,026$6,360$6,020
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$7,500,280$2,324,267$6,685,952$5,849,046$13,253,260
Long-term investments$0$0$4,725,419$4,418,334$4,115,191
Fixed assets$30,286,982$28,940,600$25,938,962$21,877,465$10,260,274
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$30,286,982$28,940,600$30,664,381$26,295,799$14,375,465
Total assets$37,787,262$31,264,867$37,350,333$32,144,845$27,628,725
Payables and accrued expenses$1,071,884$1,159,562$1,891,286$3,389,326$1,135,332
Other current liabilities$166,085$185,674$231,898$262,071$356,525
Total current liabilities$1,237,969$1,345,236$2,123,184$3,651,397$1,491,857
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$97,280$28,321$80,023$194,544$262,339
Total long-term liabilities$1,753,634$2,672,946$2,395,030$194,544$262,339
Total liabilities$2,991,603$4,018,182$4,518,214$3,845,941$1,754,196
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$26,928,355$25,226,058$28,854,046$23,387,983$13,167,717
With donor restrictions$7,867,304$2,020,627$3,978,073$4,910,921$12,706,812
Net assets$34,795,659$27,246,685$32,832,119$28,298,904$25,874,529
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Total contributions$10,543,327$2,900,386$6,628,807$4,100,293$15,974,474
Program service revenue$12,099,217$11,677,216$11,355,608$10,372,864$9,919,460
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,922$80,481$36,319$118,903($117,077)
Other revenue$435,521$567,377$610,954$579,657$579,659
Total other revenue$12,537,660$12,325,074$12,002,881$11,071,424$10,382,042
Total revenue$23,080,987$15,225,460$18,631,688$15,171,717$26,356,516
Program services$13,029,058$17,905,918$12,105,277$10,813,018$10,728,996
Management and general$2,192,324$2,505,879$1,823,492$1,970,452$1,616,264
Total expenses$15,532,013$20,810,894$14,325,161$13,141,893$12,850,367
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$7,548,974($5,585,434)$4,306,527$2,029,824$13,506,149
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$7,548,974($5,585,434)$4,306,527$2,029,824$13,506,149


Matt DavidsonSuperintendent$307,803
Bradford MitchellHS Principal$162,700
Kevin HackertDirector of IT$161,078
Tim HoeksemaES Principal$145,780
Bob VenhousenDirector of Advancement$142,302
Jack LeGrandAthletic Director$127,953
Tyler VanderBrugDirector of Finance & Operations$56,803
Marla StobDirector (part year)$5,800

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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Per Wikipedia:

The school began as a vision of several members of Douglas Park Christian Reformed Church. In April 1907, a Society for Christian Instruction was formed to explore the possibility of founding a school in the neighborhood known as the "Groninger Hoek." After a year of growth, the society chose the name "Timothy" for their proposed school to honor the New Testament evangelist who had been raised in a Christian home and given spiritual instruction by the apostle Paul. By August 1911, the society had raised enough funds to open the school. They did so above several retail establishments on Roosevelt Road on Chicago's west side.

After a year in this building, the society purchased a lot on the corner of 13th street and Tripp Avenue, a few blocks away from the original premises. This lot was purchased for $1,500. The school would remain in this building for only fifteen years, but in 1916, they received full accreditation from the Chicago Board of Education. The school continued to add rooms to the basement in order to accommodate more students. Initially, the school only served elementary students. By 1918, students were able to continue their education at Chicago Christian High School in the Englewood neighborhood.

Much of the instruction of the students was undertaken in Dutch to help students maintain a link to their Dutch heritage. Very early, though, the school opened its doors to students of diverse nationalities and religious doctrines. By 1926, the school board made a resolution to maintain its minutes in English instead of Dutch. This also came at the same time that the school was paying off the last of its debt before the stock market crash of 1929 and before moving to a new location.

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