Charlotte Christian School

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Charlotte Christian is a Christ-centered, college preparatory, independent, non-denominational school serving students in grades JK-12. The school equips and develops students to effectively integrate Biblical truth and learning into their daily lives and to impact the culture for Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Charlotte Christian School
7301 Sardis Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28270


Phone: 704-366-5657

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 560750913

CEO/President: Barry Giller

Chairman: Brian Van Hoy

Board size: 16

Founder: local businessmen

Ruling year: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


stablished in 1950, Charlotte Christian School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory, independent, non-denominational school that serves students in grades JK-12. Our vision for students includes the integration of a Biblical worldview into a curriculum where character, values and essential life skills are emphasized and modeled by a professional and dedicated faculty. This Christian philosophy of education is at the core of all areas of study. A rigorous academic program is offered including strong co-curricular offerings with successful athletic and fine arts programs. As a Christ-centered school, students are taught how to integrate Biblical truth and learning into their daily lives to impact the culture for Christ.

For over 70 years, Charlotte Christian has nurtured and educated the whole child - heart, mind, body and soul - and provided a balanced, yet challenging college-preparatory curriculum that includes more than 45 honors and Advanced Placement classes; 50 athletic teams; and a broad fine arts program encompassing visual, musical and theatrical skill development. The student population of 1,100 reflects a geographical, denominational, racial and ethnic diversity. Every student participates in local, national and/or international service projects.

Mission statement

Charlotte Christian School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school, equipping and developing students to effectively integrate Biblical truth and learning into their daily lives and to impact the culture for Christ.

Statement of faith

We believe that God is one being - infinitely just, wise, good, loving and holy, and existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the sovereign Creator of the universe and by His providence sustains and rules all that He has made.

We believe that Jesus Christ, Son of God, is fully divine and fully human, and that He saves His people from their sin by His life, death and resurrection, and is now ruling over His Church and the world through His Word and Spirit.

We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates sinners, resides in believers, and enables them to live a Godly life and to use the spiritual gifts He has given them.

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God, our final authority in matters of doctrine and practice.

We believe that sinners are justified by grace through faith on the basis of the finished work of Christ (His death and resurrection) and live this life by the power of God.

We believe that God is calling people from the whole human race to believe in His Son, Jesus Christ, and to become members of His Body, the Church. Those who believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior enjoy the blessings of God and fellowship with each other in communities of faith until Jesus returns.

We believe that man, male and female, was created in the image of God, but fell into sin through the disobedience of Adam and Eve. As a result of the fall, all people are born sinful and in need of salvation.

We believe that marriage is a covenantal relationship created by God for a man and a woman. Sexual intimacy is a gift from God and has its proper place only within the context of marriage.

We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, will return to renew the whole creation and to judge the living and the dead.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating744 of 111343 of 49
Fund acquisition rating424 of 111430 of 49
Resource allocation rating709 of 111433 of 49
Asset utilization rating851 of 111346 of 49

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,848,954$2,984,150$4,306,429$1,230,259$2,054,866
Short-term investments$11,901,738$12,258,549$15,120,694$7,907,102$10,365,941
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$17,085,722$27,151,752$31,727,903$28,064,052$14,713,162
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$54,639,087$44,153,496$36,701,855$32,363,950$31,381,689
Other long-term assets$729,479$687,003$742,240$669,276$373,314
Total long-term assets$55,368,566$44,840,499$37,444,095$33,033,226$31,755,003
Total assets$72,454,288$71,992,251$69,171,998$61,097,278$46,468,165
Payables and accrued expenses$1,168,871$1,491,067$1,276,530$1,406,614$732,963
Other current liabilities$8,557,390$8,223,849$8,028,066$7,340,398$8,045,978
Total current liabilities$9,726,261$9,714,916$9,304,596$8,747,012$8,778,941
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$497,674
Total long-term liabilities$19,661,656$20,000,000$20,000,000$20,000,000$8,210,096
Total liabilities$29,387,917$29,714,916$29,304,596$28,747,012$16,989,037
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$39,716,440$32,212,005$31,612,005$29,228,301$26,257,979
With donor restrictions$3,349,931$10,065,330$8,255,397$3,121,965$3,221,149
Net assets$43,066,371$42,277,335$39,867,402$32,350,266$29,479,128
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,681,647$4,617,210$4,073,486$2,050,991$2,098,747
Program service revenue$21,551,468$20,028,709$18,859,316$18,264,389$17,807,241
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$320,383($487,000)$12,312$257,479$272,646
Other revenue($1,518,034)($1,353,377)$3,285,901$2,486,907$723,830
Total other revenue$20,353,817$18,188,332$22,157,529$21,008,775$18,803,717
Total revenue$23,035,464$22,805,542$26,231,015$23,059,766$20,902,464
Program services$17,903,766$16,518,523$15,328,060$16,806,300$15,880,020
Management and general$3,966,159$3,491,203$2,980,943$3,021,216$2,941,267
Total expenses$22,246,428$20,395,609$18,713,879$20,188,628$19,292,878
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Surplus (deficit)$789,036$2,409,933$7,517,136$2,871,138$1,609,586
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$789,036$2,409,933$7,517,136$2,871,138$1,609,586


Barry GillerHead of School$487,448
Andrew RossAdministration$188,928
Terry EfirdChief Financial Officer$168,648
Sara ReidAdministration$153,209
Theresa KasayAdministration$147,109
Shonn BrownAdministration$140,509

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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The school first opened its doors in 1950 as Calvary Christian Day School for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. In 1960, a group of local businessmen with a heart for Christian education organized Christian High School, and the two schools merged in 1969 to become Christian School Association of Charlotte, Inc., a kindergarten through twelfth grade institution. In 1964, Christian High School graduated its first class with seven seniors. The school relocated to its present location on Sardis Road in 1972, and in 1976, was renamed Charlotte Christian School. In 1982, Charlotte Christian School earned accreditation from SACS now the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. The school is also accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). In 2020, the school ushered in its 70th year of excellence in Christian education with the largest student enrollment of more than 1,100.

Over the last 20 years, the school has continued to grow and develop into what it looks like today. The Guy Gym, Early Education Building (1997), Flenniken Dining Hall, Upper School Building, Hendrick Center for Arts and Science (2013) and Center for Worship and Performing Arts (2017) were completed. In addition to adding buildings on campus, the programs have grown as well. Charlotte Christian now offers 21 Advanced Placement and college level classes, has earned 39 team state championships, and North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Play Festival theatre state championships; Blumenthal Performing Arts Award nominations in addition to musician selections for the American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall and numerous visual art awards.

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