The Woodlands Christian Academy

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Woodlands Christian is a PK4-12 Christian, college-preparatory private school. The Woodlands Christian Academy exists to graduate Christ-centered students inspired to fulfill God's purpose for their lives as leaders - spiritually, intellectually, creatively, physically and socially.

Contact information

Mailing address:
The Woodlands Christian Academy
5800 Academy Way
The Woodlands, TX 77384


Phone: (936) 273-2555

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 760391401

CEO/President: Julie H. Ambler

Chairman: Anthony George

Board size: 6


Ruling year: 1993

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2018


At The Woodlands Christian Academy, we equip servant leaders to impact their world and eternity for Jesus Christ.

Mission statement

The Woodlands Christian Academy is an independent, Christ-centered, college preparatory school that integrates learning with biblical faith and challenges students to reach their highest potential spiritually, academically, physically and socially, for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Statement of faith

Because The Woodlands Christian Academy is an institution founded by the direction of Christ Jesus, and because the commitment of The Woodlands Christian Academy is to remain always faithful to Him, the following truths are to be held in continual agreement by all persons involved with Woodlands Christian:

1. We believe in the Trinity: God eternally exists in three persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit-and these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfection.

2. We believe in the full deity and humanity of Christ: we believe that Jesus Christ is both God and man. Although He is fully God, He was born of a virgin and lived a perfect sinless life as a man.

3. We believe in the spiritual lostness of the human race: all men have sinned and have separated themselves from God by their sin.

4. We believe in the substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ: Christ's death on the Cross paid the penalty for sin and removed humanity's separation from God. Christ physically rose from the dead and is now at the right hand of the Father making intercession for all who trust in Him.

5. We believe in salvation by faith alone in Christ alone: salvation is a gift of God to all who trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We believe that at the time of salvation, the Holy Spirit indwells the believer.

6. We believe in the physical return of Christ: Jesus Christ will one day return in power and glory; the believer will be united with Christ to live eternally in His presence, while the unbeliever will be eternally separated from God.

7. We believe in the authority and inerrancy of Scripture: the Bible is the only inspired word of God and is inerrant by His design.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating715 of 107738 of 48
Fund acquisition rating994 of 107847 of 48
Resource allocation rating406 of 107823 of 48
Asset utilization rating532 of 107726 of 48

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$5,364,878$6,400,602$8,656,647$6,087,455$2,916,657
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$19,974,745$20,626,688$22,760,210$19,442,270$12,871,726
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$21,328,149$20,692,016$13,543,654$11,372,673$11,964,279
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$21,328,149$20,692,016$13,543,654$11,372,673$11,964,279
Total assets$41,302,894$41,318,704$36,303,864$30,814,943$24,836,005
Payables and accrued expenses$958,450$2,514,179$463,070$573,728$355,603
Other current liabilities$13,347,036$14,084,789$13,398,448$11,877,188$10,441,161
Total current liabilities$14,305,486$16,598,968$13,861,518$12,450,916$10,796,764
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$409,424$343,138$262,423$208,342$255,586
Total long-term liabilities$3,951,847$2,171,053$2,296,754$2,442,510$2,686,163
Total liabilities$18,257,333$18,770,021$16,158,272$14,893,426$13,482,927
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$22,270,697$20,075,630$13,553,084$10,628,587$10,077,002
With donor restrictions$774,864$2,473,053$6,592,508$5,292,930$1,276,076
Net assets$23,045,561$22,548,683$20,145,592$15,921,517$11,353,078
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$723,519$2,243,048$3,137,498$3,727,873$687,666
Program service revenue$16,335,318$14,427,392$13,379,939$11,308,114$10,530,331
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$244,600$269,068$123,205$22,182$0
Other revenue$498,236$1,164,175$1,408,862$1,743,339$1,436,878
Total other revenue$17,078,154$15,860,635$14,912,006$13,073,635$11,967,209
Total revenue$17,801,673$18,103,683$18,049,504$16,801,508$12,654,875
Program services$14,251,674$13,240,307$11,767,482$10,257,080$8,869,055
Management and general$2,062,299$1,586,447$2,057,947$1,975,989$1,782,612
Total expenses$17,304,795$15,700,592$13,825,429$12,233,069$10,682,473
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$496,878$2,403,091$4,224,075$4,568,439$1,972,402
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$496,878$2,403,091$4,224,075$4,568,439$1,972,402


Julie H AmblerHead of School$385,000
Thomas J HauserCFO$145,875

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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Per Wikipedia:

The school opened in September 1993, covering grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th.

In 1999, The Woodlands Christian Academy moved to its pre 40-acre campus on Academy Way. The Timothy Administrative Building was the first permanent structure on campus in 1999. The high school was also established at that time and the first class of twelve students graduated in 2001.

In 2002, Woodlands Christian completed construction of the first gym, pavilion and athletic facilities, including a state of the art baseball complex and lighted football field.

The first permanent classroom building, the Nehemiah Academic Center, opened for the high school during the summer of 2009.

In 2014, the Joshua Academic Center, providing permanent classrooms for lower and middle school students, and a second gym, the David Gymnasium, was completed.

In early May of that year the school held a gala in which it raised $2.5 million. It plans to use the money to establish a synthetic track lane around the American football facilities. The construction was scheduled to be held in 2016 from April to October. The following project was to be a high school facility.

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