Everest Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 11550 Bell Road, Lemont, IL 60439
County: Cook
Phone Number: 630.243.1995
Fax Number: 630.243.1988

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Additional Information

School Type: Independent Private Catholic School PreK3-8th Grade
Founded: 1995
Ages/Grades: PreK3 - 8th
Diocese: Chicago Archdiocese
School Setting:

Everest Academy operates as a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Chicago with the full support and approval of Archbishop Blase Cupich. Everest Academy is also recognized by the Illinois School Board of Education. All our our teachers are certified in their respective areas of teaching. Located in Lemont, Everest draws families from many of the surrounding communities including Lemont, Homer Glen, Burr Ridge, Palos Park, Orland Park, Willow Springs, Willowbrook, Darien, Hinsdale, and even Romeoville and Frankfort.

School Size: 270 Students
Classroom Size: 14
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1
Financial Aid:

A limited amount of tuition assistance is available for students who meet the standards of excellence in both academics and conduct as described in the Parent/Student Handbook and whose families can demonstrate the need for tuition assistance. Please contact the Advancement Office to request more information. Applications must be submitted electronically via FACTS.

Departments:

Mathematics, Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, Science, Catholic Formation, Physical Education, Spanish, Fine Arts, Music

Curriculum:

RC Education
Regnum Christi is an apostolic movement of apostolate within the Catholic Church comprised of Legionary and diocesan priests, seminarians, consecrated men and women, and lay people throughout the world who serve the evangelizing mission of the Church. Its mission is to promote the integral formation of apostles, inspiring them to fully live their vocation as Christian leaders within their social environment. A Regnum Christi school accepts and seeks to carry out this same mission.

The mission of the Regnum Christi school is the formation of Christian leaders who will transform society. A Regnum Christi school is a Christ-centered educational community of excellence, focused on the integral formation of its students, offering an experience of joy that comes from encountering Christ and becoming apostles eager to exercise their Christian leadership with a spirit of mission, helping the Church build Christ’s Kingdom, impact culture and transform society.

AdvancED

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Our goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, our commitment is to help schools improve.

ICIF

Through our sister international organization (ICIF) International Center for Integral Formation, RC Eduation partners with AdvancED in accrediting our schools in their Catholic and Regnum Christi identity. This helps our schools on the path to continual improvement, "Semper Altius".

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Parking Spaces/Availability:

Ample Parking

Uniform Guidelines:

Uniforms Required, please contact Everest Academy for more information.

Mission Statement:

Our goal is to offer each child the highest quality education through Integral Formation®, the pedagogical method developed by the Legionaries of Christ. Through Integral Formation®, each student benefits from a personalized approach that develops the whole person, from intellect and character to spiritual life and apostolic responsibility. The result: intelligent, responsible, and positive leaders who will transform society with the Gospel values.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Why Everest?
At the very heart of our mission, as a private, independent Catholic school, is the process of Integral Formation®. In essence, Integral Formation® is the method by which the faculty and staff at Everest apply the teachings of the Catholic Church to the everyday lives of its students as we help them form into the unique individuals God intends. It was created by the Legionaries of Christ in support of their mission to form leaders for Christ.

We focus our efforts on helping students excel in four main areas: Academics, Spiritual Formation, Character Development, and Service to Others. Everest students are not only exceptional academically but also willing to contribute their time, talents, and treasure in service to God and others. They hold the Gospel principles of truth, justice, and compassion in high regard. Their thoughts and actions are influenced by a Catholic Christian view of the human person and of the world.

Everest Academy operates as a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Chicago with the full support and approval of Archbishop Blase Cupich. Everest Academy is also recognized by the Illinois Board of Education. Located in Lemont, Everest draws families from many of the surrounding communities including Lemont, Homer Glen, Burr Ridge, Palos Park, Orland Park, Willow Springs, Willowbrook, Darien, Hinsdale, and even Romeoville and Frankfort.

Here, at Everest Academy, we are poised for growth, and ready to give our students a Catholic educational experience that will last them a lifetime. Find out more by taking a tour of our campus.

School History:

Everest Academy is an independent Roman Catholic school of academic excellence located in Lemont, Illinois. Everest offers a Pre-kindergarten Program for 3's and 4's, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 - 8. Founded in 1995 as White Pines Academy, Everest currently has an enrollment of approximately 270 students from Pre-kindergarten to 8th Grade.