Trinity Christian Academy - Addison, TX

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Summary

Trinity Christian Academy is a private coeducational school for grades preK-12 which offers Christian families and their children a demanding, college preparatory curriculum within a Christian community committed to integrating biblical faith and learning.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Trinity Christian Academy
17001 Addison Road
Addison, TX 75001

Website: trinitychristian.org

Phone: 972-931-8325

Email: kspears@trinitychristian.org


Organization details

EIN: 751324332

CEO/President: David Delph, Headmaster

Chairman: Mark Dyer

Board size: 12

Founder: Small group of parents

Ruling year: 1971

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 07/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Purpose

Founded on the purpose of educating and developing the whole person for the glory of God, we believe there's more for us to do than simply teach and ultimately, there's more for our children to do than simply learn. Within these walls, there's more than just books and technology, more than just athletics and arts.

At TCA, our students are challenged academically through rigorous curriculum in 21st century classrooms. From Lower School through Middle School and into Upper School, we are dedicated to preparing our students to pursue higher education at the country's most prestigious and challenging colleges and universities.


Mission statement

"Educating and developing the whole person for the glory of God" (Colossians 2:8)


Statement of faith

A. We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of both the Old and New Testaments, i.e. that the very words of the original Scriptures are infallible and inerrant and that they are our final and absolute authority in every area of life and knowledge.

B. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three co-equal Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

C. We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is both undiminished deity and genuine humanity in one Person forever.

D. We believe that God the Holy Spirit is a personal Being who convicts the world of sin and who regenerates, indwells, empowers, guides, and bestows spiritual gifts on believers, and who seals them eternally for God.

E. We believe that man was created by a direct act of God in His image, not from previously existing life, that all men sinned in Adam (the historical father of the entire human race) and thus incurred both physical and spiritual death, and that all men have inherited a sinful nature.

F. We believe that Jesus Christ died as substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and that through faith in Him as Lord and Savior, we are declared righteous by God and are eternally secure in Christ.

G. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, totally apart from human merit, and that the experience of regeneration produces a new creature in Christ.

H. We believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead-physically and bodily-and that He ascended in like form into heaven, where He continually ministers as our Great High Priest and Advocate.

I. We believe that this age will be consummated by the literal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to this earth.

J. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.

K. We believe that all believers are under the mandate of Jesus Christ to proclaim the gospel to all the world.

Our Doctrinal Statement does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs and teachings. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God, speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality and the proper conduct of mankind and is the sole and final source of all that we believe and teach. For purposes of faith, doctrine, practice, policy and discipline, the TCA Board of Trustees designates the Headmaster as TCA's final interpretive authority on the Bible's meaning and application.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating333 of 102213 of 40
Fund acquisition rating671 of 102430 of 40
Resource allocation rating102 of 10241 of 40
Asset utilization rating486 of 102220 of 40

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
13%28%46%50%83%49%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
3%4%4%4%3%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
13%13%8%7%4%6%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
3%4%4%4%3%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
87%87%92%93%96%94%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%91%91%91%92%92%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%97%98%97%102%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%88%89%88%93%91%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%3%2%3%-2%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%2%1%2%-1%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
15%5%5%5%5%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.420.440.470.470.500.49
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.123.293.032.983.002.77
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.491.441.421.401.491.36
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
3.101.271.401.341.291.31
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.320.790.710.750.770.76
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.061.772.412.181.832.11
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
40%24%24%25%26%27%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
14%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
158%174%163%160%149%148%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$10,349,150$5,603,658$5,974,051$4,694,475$3,797,851
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,142,476$702,329$729,059$733,150$1,339,295
Short-term investments$8,005,519$13,864,229$13,017,890$13,604,167$15,212,600
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$19,497,145$20,170,216$19,721,000$19,031,792$20,349,746
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,573,656$3,242,991$3,483,165$3,526,225$3,391,003
Other long-term assets$39,055,592$37,713,309$35,585,516$34,610,770$32,684,432
Total long-term assets$44,629,248$40,956,300$39,068,681$38,136,995$36,075,435
Total assets$64,126,393$61,126,516$58,789,681$57,168,787$56,425,181
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$2,091,072$1,458,017$1,400,514$1,490,392$2,206,165
Other current liabilities$13,275,863$12,963,288$13,308,755$13,220,301$13,278,754
Total current liabilities$15,366,935$14,421,305$14,709,269$14,710,693$15,484,919
Debt$32,632$62,171$88,910$134,531$20,474
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$4,507$0
Total long-term liabilities$32,632$62,171$88,910$139,038$20,474
Total liabilities$15,399,567$14,483,476$14,798,179$14,849,731$15,505,393
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$29,418,260$28,816,428$28,959,942$28,626,660$29,032,830
With donor restrictions$19,308,566$17,826,612$15,031,560$13,692,396$11,886,958
Net assets$48,726,826$46,643,040$43,991,502$42,319,056$40,919,788
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$3,795,346$2,329,359$2,107,640$1,039,280$1,739,640
Program service revenue$24,705,167$26,426,931$26,027,739$26,623,680$26,137,391
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$307,870$341,071$155,004$151,433$82,114
Other revenue$10,746$9,470$4,703$26,063$19,867
Total other revenue$25,023,783$26,777,472$26,187,446$26,801,176$26,239,372
Total revenue$28,819,129$29,106,831$28,295,086$27,840,456$27,979,012
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$25,450,963$26,044,736$24,973,960$25,970,479$25,367,717
Management and general$1,538,006$1,541,487$1,503,475$1,499,256$1,389,916
Fundraising$1,077,729$1,065,834$1,049,672$862,233$849,196
Total expenses$28,066,698$28,652,057$27,527,107$28,331,968$27,606,829
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$752,431$454,774$767,979($491,512)$372,183
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$752,431$454,774$767,979($491,512)$372,183

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Delph DavidHeadmaster$378,541
Lewis RebeccaExecutive Director of Foun$239,650
Rodriguez BrianCFO$197,689
Berthel ScottTrustee$161,191
Taylor DianeAcademic Dean$153,798
Morrill KyleUs Principal$152,653
McJunkin KirkExecutive Athletic Directo$151,962
Folsom KevinFacilities Manager$149,737

Compensation data as of: 7/31/2020


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/31/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Founded in 1970, TCA was started by a small group of parents who were committed to building a school with a strong curriculum within a framework of traditional Christian values. TCA opened with 80 students, grades nine through twelve, and its first graduating class had one senior. In 1976, the growing school moved to the Town of Addison, which at the time only had a few houses, no water or sewage hook-ups and plenty of sorghum fields.

Today, TCA is one of the largest, single-campus, preK-12 schools in the country, serving over 1,400 students on a debt-free, 40+ acre campus. The school is fully accredited, and TCA graduates are accepted to a wide variety of colleges and universities, including the nation's most prestigious institutions. Our families attend over 197 different churches, representing 22 different Christian denominations and religious groups.


Program accomplishments

12 National Merit Commended Students from 2015 to 2020

21 varsity sports

80% of upper school teachers have advanced degrees


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