Colorado Springs Christian Schools

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CSCS exists to provide an excellent education from a Christ-centered, biblical perspective for lifelong service.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Colorado Springs Christian Schools
4855 Mallow Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907


Phone: 719-599-3553

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 742477359

CEO/President: Dr. Roland DeRenzo, superintendent

Chairman: Cynthia Ringling

Board size: 8


Ruling year: 1988

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


CSCS offers students a well-rounded education - from a comprehensive academic program to a full complement of co-curricular opportunities. All courses are taught from a Christ-centered, biblical perspective by a committed and caring faculty. As an independent, non-denominational school, CSCS is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).

Most significantly, Christian character-building is emphasized with daily Bible courses, weekly chapel services, and a myriad of opportunities for student volunteer service.

Mission statement

CSCS exists to provide an excellent education from a Christ-centered, biblical perspective for lifelong service.

Statement of faith

1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and inerrant; there are no contradictions, no historical inaccuracies, and no false scientific information in the original manuscripts (II Timothy 3:16). We believe that the Old and New Testaments not only contain the Word of God, but are the Word of God in their entirety, and are the final authority in all subjects on which they speak (II Peter 1:21).

2.We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4).

3.We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1:20-23), and is true God and true Man (John 1:1,14).

4.We believe that man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), from dust, as a perfectly created individual named Adam, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God (Genesis 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12); that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and, in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed (Romans 3:10-23).

5.We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and for the sins of the whole world (I John 2:2), was buried and bodily rose from the dead according to the Scriptures (I Corinthians 15:1-4). We believe that He died as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified by grace on the basis of His shed blood (John 3:16; Titus 3:5). We believe that those so justified are eternally preserved (e.g. the eternally secure position of the believer in Christ, as opposed to the concept that a believer in Christ could ever lose his salvation) through the present ministries of our risen, ascended, glorified Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit (John 10:27-29; Hebrews 7:25).

6.We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of and indwelt by the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God (John 3:3; 14:16, 17). We believe that regenerate man must walk in dependence upon the Holy Spirit in order to please God (Galatians 5:16).

7.We believe in "that blessed hope ", the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (John 14:1-3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18).

8.We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the just and the everlasting punishment of the unjust (e.g. there is no second chance in hell or the lake of fire for a restoration or universalism in salvation). A person's eternal destiny is set when they die with no hope of a second chance of salvation (I Corinthians 15:51, 52; Revelation 20:11-15).

9.We believe that the Church, composed of all those who truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, is the Body and Bride of Christ. We believe that Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22, 23); that all believers are baptized into the Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit, and thus having become members of one another, we are responsible to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:3).

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating185 of 11138 of 49
Fund acquisition rating331 of 111422 of 49
Resource allocation rating538 of 111421 of 49
Asset utilization rating130 of 11136 of 49

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$464,704$565,422$283,596$451,812$277,805
Short-term investments$62,803$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,707,474$1,540,448$1,088,353$692,667$402,256
Long-term investments$4,660,397$112,323$140,169$139,087$135,197
Fixed assets$4,739,859$4,368,868$4,638,707$4,747,336$5,111,940
Other long-term assets$0$4,928,071$4,423,268$4,705,156$4,706,810
Total long-term assets$9,400,256$9,409,262$9,202,144$9,591,579$9,953,947
Total assets$11,107,730$10,949,710$10,290,497$10,284,246$10,356,203
Payables and accrued expenses$497,563$440,225$326,228$452,970$389,964
Other current liabilities$4,284,495$4,265,338$4,024,663$4,292,018$4,048,998
Total current liabilities$4,782,058$4,705,563$4,350,891$4,744,988$4,438,962
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$2,500,000$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$4,003,136$4,263,521$4,519,667$4,317,970$4,186,758
Total liabilities$8,785,194$8,969,084$8,870,558$9,062,958$8,625,720
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions($2,389,014)($3,058,398)($3,251,720)($3,737,845)($3,205,171)
With donor restrictions$4,711,550$5,039,024$4,671,659$4,959,133$4,935,654
Net assets$2,322,536$1,980,626$1,419,939$1,221,288$1,730,483
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,051,959$621,377$386,111$424,730$582,182
Program service revenue$7,198,882$7,308,665$7,241,682$6,928,379$6,876,040
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$523,046$94,672$110,737$116,408$108,963
Other revenue$427,764$571,269$1,399,911$622,668$344,203
Total other revenue$8,149,692$7,974,606$8,752,330$7,667,455$7,329,206
Total revenue$9,201,651$8,595,983$9,138,441$8,092,185$7,911,388
Program services$7,129,617$7,310,335$7,389,373$7,391,789$7,247,978
Management and general$1,298,045$1,190,402$1,224,639$1,154,524$1,201,994
Total expenses$8,534,688$8,515,817$8,657,012$8,599,496$8,476,725
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$666,963$80,166$481,429($507,311)($565,337)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$666,963$80,166$481,429($507,311)($565,337)


Roland DeRenzoSuperintendent/ President$160,499

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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In 1966, five men recognized the need for Christian education in Colorado Springs and began meeting weekly for prayer concerning their vision for a Christ-centered school. After five years of diligent prayer, in 1971, God opened the necessary doors for CSCS to be established. This firm dedication to a biblically focused education program grounded in prayer continues today.

Program accomplishments


We value our donors and partners at CSCS. Each dollar given blesses the school. Our vision is to keep CSCS affordable and accessible to all who desire Christian education.