Fresno Christian Schools

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Small classes, Bible-centered curriculum, and a friendly Christ-centered community.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Fresno Christian Schools
7280 N. Cedar Ave
Fresno, CA 93720


Phone: 559-299-1695

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 942415182

CEO/President: Jeremy Brown, Superintendent

Chairman: Jeremy Vanderlinden

Board size: 10

Founder: Pastors and Educational Leaders

Ruling year: 1979

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our Philosophy:

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is the basis for teaching the faith, giving direction to one's life, and training a person in right living. (II Timothy 3:16)

Therefore, on this basis the philosophy of Fresno Christian Schools is grounded in the following beliefs:

The home, church and school should complement each other in promoting the student's spiritual, academic, moral, psycho-social and physical growth.

At school, the teacher represents the extension of authority and discipline as an agent of the parent.

God has given differing abilities to each student. It is the teacher's responsibility to challenge each student according to this ability and seek to develop the student's full potential.

The student's home, church and school experiences and training should be a preparation for a life of fellowship with God and of service to others.

Students should be encouraged to become spiritually mature and grow into Christ-likeness.

Learning involves interaction between people, and that a well-rounded education involves exposure to a variety of cultures, ideas, and issues, all of which are to be interpreted by the light of God's Word.

Every teacher should participate in professional growth for the purpose of improving the program of the school while fulfilling its mission.

Mission statement

The mission of Fresno Christian Schools is to equip young people for life and service for Jesus Christ through biblical foundations, Christ-like character development, and academic preparation in partnership with the home and local church.

Statement of faith

We Believe:

The Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God;

There is one God, eternally existent in three (3) persons: the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit;

In the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His Lordship over all of life, and His personal return in power and glory;

In the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation, that the Holy Spirit indwells the believe;

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation;

In the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating94 of 10973 of 47
Fund acquisition rating9 of 10997 of 47
Resource allocation rating580 of 109928 of 47
Asset utilization rating111 of 10973 of 47

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$476,656$817,947$153,325$231,751$230,503
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,962,430$2,616,777$1,030,100$979,950$1,073,016
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,095,430$2,826,100$2,429,158$2,424,071$2,560,155
Other long-term assets$0$0$9,516$9,933$95,602
Total long-term assets$5,095,430$2,826,100$2,438,674$2,434,004$2,655,757
Total assets$7,057,860$5,442,877$3,468,774$3,413,954$3,728,773
Payables and accrued expenses$146,339$140,469$87,703$84,427$79,050
Other current liabilities$2,176,714$1,740,680$1,121,625$1,565,624$1,578,296
Total current liabilities$2,323,053$1,881,149$1,209,328$1,650,051$1,657,346
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$221,328$241,108$99,978$0$1
Total long-term liabilities$2,250,502$2,407,617$2,111,444$1,346,466$1,377,667
Total liabilities$4,573,555$4,288,766$3,320,772$2,996,517$3,035,013
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$2,388,899$956,419$3,783$273,183$532,853
With donor restrictions$95,406$197,692$144,219$144,254$160,907
Net assets$2,484,305$1,154,111$148,002$417,437$693,760
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,579,281$2,401,991$788,742$1,286,141$1,622,567
Program service revenue$5,678,577$4,153,346$4,388,960$4,619,582$4,303,991
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$25$100
Other revenue$223,781$166,616$136,175$150,971$199,239
Total other revenue$5,902,358$4,319,962$4,525,135$4,770,578$4,503,330
Total revenue$8,481,639$6,721,953$5,313,877$6,056,719$6,125,897
Program services$5,875,009$4,734,877$4,605,411$5,258,916$5,331,367
Management and general$1,276,436$980,967$977,901$1,074,126$1,044,311
Total expenses$7,151,445$5,715,844$5,583,312$6,333,042$6,375,678
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,330,194$1,006,109($269,435)($276,323)($249,781)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,330,194$1,006,109($269,435)($276,323)($249,781)


Jeremy BrownSuperintendent$130,738

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2022

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Fresno Christian Schools has been a valuable part of the Christian community for almost 40 years. The dream for a quality Christian school for Fresno began in 1970 when pastors and educational leaders met with a common vision to consider the possibility of establishing a Christian school. Seven churches in the Fresno area agreed to set aside denominational differences to support the vision for a school that would not compromise God's word or settle for anything less than the pursuit of excellence in the classroom. Classes began in 1977 with 135 students in grades K-6.

Program accomplishments

Fresno Christian Schools has been recognized nationally as an example of how Christians can cooperate to provide a quality Christian school for their community.