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 rating24 of 10921 of 47
Fund acquisition rating7 of 10955 of 47
Resource allocation rating113 of 10952 of 47
Asset utilization rating138 of 10926 of 47

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$140,545$87,850$438,675$2,607,973$1,993,405
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,543,636$4,546,699$2,481,558$4,579,150$2,500,215
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$254,208$331,214$464,872$485,727$486,442
Other long-term assets$3,873,812$4,190,536$3,485,770$0$0
Total long-term assets$4,128,020$4,521,750$3,950,642$485,727$486,442
Total assets$10,671,656$9,068,449$6,432,200$5,064,877$2,986,657
Payables and accrued expenses$393,232$214,380$324,176$370,585$71,321
Other current liabilities$197,280$37,678$77,353$70,351$0
Total current liabilities$590,512$252,058$401,529$440,936$71,321
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$370,393$146,833$417,654$279,350$157,373
Total long-term liabilities$6,148,869$6,439,998$3,146,923$2,948,606$2,124,424
Total liabilities$6,739,381$6,692,056$3,548,452$3,389,542$2,195,745
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$3,660,548$2,374,893$1,544,109$1,210,226$760,395
With donor restrictions$271,727$1,500$1,339,639$465,109$30,517
Net assets$3,932,275$2,376,393$2,883,748$1,675,335$790,912
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,525,501$2,981,371$4,176,213$3,026,225$2,236,417
Program service revenue$10,177,917$6,013,708$8,280,787$6,325,275$3,583,893
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$25,472$100,611$52,229$32,417$1,144
Other revenue$1,380,795$200,773$97,032($42,431)$0
Total other revenue$11,584,184$6,315,092$8,430,048$6,315,261$3,585,037
Total revenue$17,109,685$9,296,463$12,606,261$9,341,486$5,821,454
Program services$14,188,496$8,651,934$10,291,037$7,654,437$5,329,910
Management and general$1,352,920$1,136,569$1,069,947$746,392$537,090
Total expenses$15,553,803$9,803,818$11,397,849$8,400,829$5,884,083
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,555,882($507,355)$1,208,412$940,657($62,629)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,555,882($507,355)$1,208,412$940,657($62,629)


Stan DobbsCEO$424,000
Donna DuranPresident$193,466
Nathan McClintockExecutive VP$191,831
Pete WaymanCFO$175,000
Amelia BeallCOO$123,051

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

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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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