Lionheart Children's Academy

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Lionheart is a non-profit Christian organization committed to excellence in early childhood education. We are passionate about equipping kids to be world changers, and supporting working parents who need quality, affordable care and education for their children.

Nurturing the Whole Child: While education is vitally important, life is not all about what you know. Well-rounded, healthy children also develop physically, educationally, emotionally, and spiritually. We emphasize physical activity and structured play while also teaching and practicing healthy eating. Most importantly, we want every child to know they are loved unconditionally by their parents, by Lionheart, and by God. Lionheart Children's Academy seeks to affirm children and celebrate their individual gifts. Children are taught Bible stories and encouraged to memorize key Bible passages that affirm God's love and plan for them. We believe it is critical to build a good spiritual foundation in the lives of children in order for them to grow spiritually and morally throughout their lives, giving them a plumb line for making good decisions.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Lionheart Children's Academy
PO Box 310663
Bedford, TX 76095


Phone: (817) 953-3116


Organization details

EIN: 464093705

CEO/President: Stan Dobbs / Donna McClintock


Board size: 7

Founder: Stan Dobbs

Ruling year: 2014

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2016


Lionheart Children's Academy is committed to partnering with you to give your child the best possible start. With an emphasis on children's educational and spiritual growth, we address the needs of the whole child. Our staff selection is based not only on qualifications but also on a passion for teaching and our abiding love for children. This purposeful and holistic approach to early care and education ensures that your child has a strong and healthy foundation for learning and for life.

Mission statement

"Our Difference: Lionheart is passionate about early education. Children who receive a quality preschool education are better prepared to succeed in school and life. We are committed to providing the highest quality education for our children to prepare them for school, but more importantly, for a lifetime of learning. Lionheart's innovative curriculum focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Our hands-on program is designed to give preschoolers a huge head start on learning core scientific concepts."

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating12 of 10221 of 40
Fund acquisition rating11 of 10246 of 40
Resource allocation rating134 of 10242 of 40
Asset utilization rating55 of 10223 of 40

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$438,675$2,607,973$1,993,405$1,190,821$56,509
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,481,558$4,579,150$2,500,215$1,453,525$318,387
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$464,872$485,727$486,442$334,883$175,605
Other long-term assets$3,485,770$0$0$0$100,000
Total long-term assets$3,950,642$485,727$486,442$334,883$275,605
Total assets$6,432,200$5,064,877$2,986,657$1,788,408$593,992
Payables and accrued expenses$324,176$370,585$71,321$71,293$82,151
Other current liabilities$77,353$70,351$0$0$4,741
Total current liabilities$401,529$440,936$71,321$71,293$86,892
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$417,654$279,350$157,373$99,920$39,917
Total long-term liabilities$3,146,923$2,948,606$2,124,424$863,574$219,975
Total liabilities$3,548,452$3,389,542$2,195,745$934,867$306,867
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,544,109$1,210,226$760,395$853,541$287,125
With donor restrictions$1,339,639$465,109$30,517$0$0
Net assets$2,883,748$1,675,335$790,912$853,541$287,125
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,176,213$3,026,225$2,236,417$1,437,429$988,545
Program service revenue$8,280,787$6,325,275$3,583,893$1,697,550$714,487
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$52,229$32,417$1,144$1,621$2,732
Other revenue$97,032($42,431)$0$0$0
Total other revenue$8,430,048$6,315,261$3,585,037$1,699,171$717,219
Total revenue$12,606,261$9,341,486$5,821,454$3,136,600$1,705,764
Program services$10,291,037$7,654,437$5,329,910$2,571,570$1,492,668
Management and general$1,069,947$746,392$537,090$349,717$159,733
Total expenses$11,397,849$8,400,829$5,884,083$2,924,012$1,657,101
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$1,208,412$940,657($62,629)$212,588$48,663
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,208,412$940,657($62,629)$212,588$48,663


Stan DobbsCEO$314,715
Donna DuranPresident$200,748
Nathan McClintockSenior VP$175,672
Pete WaymanCFO$124,466
Kimber JonesExecutive Dir.$100,293

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/30/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Lionheart opened it's first academy in 2014, with six in operation by 2018, and another 16 academies planned by 2020. Lionheart's church partners are having a distinct spiritual impact and reaching new families in their communities through Lionheart Children's Academy.

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