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


Organization details

EIN: 760391401

CEO/President: Julie H. Ambler

Chairman: Anthony George

Board size: 6


Year founded: 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 rating656 of 91316 of 18
Fund acquisition rating889 of 91518 of 18
Resource allocation rating360 of 9158 of 18
Asset utilization rating435 of 91312 of 18

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$6,400,602$8,656,647$6,087,455$2,916,657$2,898,731
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$20,626,688$22,760,210$19,442,270$12,871,726$11,062,763
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$20,692,016$13,543,654$11,372,673$11,964,279$11,315,908
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$20,692,016$13,543,654$11,372,673$11,964,279$11,315,908
Total assets$41,318,704$36,303,864$30,814,943$24,836,005$22,378,671
Payables and accrued expenses$2,514,179$463,070$573,728$355,603$545,238
Other current liabilities$14,084,789$13,398,448$11,877,188$10,441,161$9,166,777
Total current liabilities$16,598,968$13,861,518$12,450,916$10,796,764$9,712,015
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$343,138$262,423$208,342$255,586$188,768
Total long-term liabilities$2,171,053$2,296,754$2,442,510$2,686,163$3,285,980
Total liabilities$18,770,021$16,158,272$14,893,426$13,482,927$12,997,995
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$20,075,630$13,553,084$10,628,587$10,077,002$8,708,909
With donor restrictions$2,473,053$6,592,508$5,292,930$1,276,076$671,767
Net assets$22,548,683$20,145,592$15,921,517$11,353,078$9,380,676
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Total contributions$2,243,048$3,137,498$3,727,873$687,666$561,436
Program service revenue$14,427,392$13,379,939$11,308,114$10,530,331$9,110,621
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$269,068$123,205$22,182$0$0
Other revenue$1,164,175$1,408,862$1,743,339$1,436,878$2,724,857
Total other revenue$15,860,635$14,912,006$13,073,635$11,967,209$11,835,478
Total revenue$18,103,683$18,049,504$16,801,508$12,654,875$12,396,914
Program services$13,240,307$11,767,482$10,257,080$8,869,055$7,338,448
Management and general$1,586,447$2,057,947$1,975,989$1,782,612$1,660,242
Total expenses$15,700,592$13,825,429$12,233,069$10,682,473$9,026,782
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$2,403,091$4,224,075$4,568,439$1,972,402$3,370,132
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,403,091$4,224,075$4,568,439$1,972,402$3,370,132


Julie H AmblerHead of School$269,167
Thomas J HauserCFO$117,121

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/22/2021. To update the information below, please email:


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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