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

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 464093705

CEO/President: Stan Dobbs / Pete Wayman, CPA


Board size: 6

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 rating17 of 10221 of 38
Fund acquisition rating9 of 10255 of 38
Resource allocation rating103 of 10252 of 38
Asset utilization rating142 of 10226 of 38

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$87,850$438,675$2,607,973$1,993,405$1,190,821
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,546,699$2,481,558$4,579,150$2,500,215$1,453,525
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$331,214$464,872$485,727$486,442$334,883
Other long-term assets$4,190,536$3,485,770$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$4,521,750$3,950,642$485,727$486,442$334,883
Total assets$9,068,449$6,432,200$5,064,877$2,986,657$1,788,408
Payables and accrued expenses$214,380$324,176$370,585$71,321$71,293
Other current liabilities$37,678$77,353$70,351$0$0
Total current liabilities$252,058$401,529$440,936$71,321$71,293
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$146,833$417,654$279,350$157,373$99,920
Total long-term liabilities$6,439,998$3,146,923$2,948,606$2,124,424$863,574
Total liabilities$6,692,056$3,548,452$3,389,542$2,195,745$934,867
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$2,374,893$1,544,109$1,210,226$760,395$853,541
With donor restrictions$1,500$1,339,639$465,109$30,517$0
Net assets$2,376,393$2,883,748$1,675,335$790,912$853,541
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,981,371$4,176,213$3,026,225$2,236,417$1,437,429
Program service revenue$6,013,708$8,280,787$6,325,275$3,583,893$1,697,550
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$100,611$52,229$32,417$1,144$1,621
Other revenue$200,773$97,032($42,431)$0$0
Total other revenue$6,315,092$8,430,048$6,315,261$3,585,037$1,699,171
Total revenue$9,296,463$12,606,261$9,341,486$5,821,454$3,136,600
Program services$8,651,934$10,291,037$7,654,437$5,329,910$2,571,570
Management and general$1,136,569$1,069,947$746,392$537,090$349,717
Total expenses$9,803,818$11,397,849$8,400,829$5,884,083$2,924,012
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($507,355)$1,208,412$940,657($62,629)$212,588
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($507,355)$1,208,412$940,657($62,629)$212,588


Stan DobbsCEO$249,378
Nathan McClintockSenior VP$219,077
Pete WaymanCFO$152,953
Donna DuranPresident$138,002
Amelia BeallExecutive Vice Pre$110,137

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/30/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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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