25 Years Ago
Twenty-five years ago when Everest Academy was founded, it began as four classrooms on the first floor of the current boys school building. There were 33 students in preschool through eighth grade, and those students were members of 19 different families. The faculty and staff on campus numbered 6 people, one of which was a member of the clergy. There was only one computer on campus, and there weren’t any athletic teams.
Fast forward twenty-five years later, the Everest Collegiate High School & Academy campus is now home to a boys’ school, girls’ school and an international boarding program. There are approximately 500 students in preschool through twelfth grade representing more than 200 families. The faculty and staff number more than 80 with 10 religious and consecrated on campus. The school is accredited by AdvancED and represents the only school in Michigan to achieve both Cardinal Newman and National Blue Ribbon honors.
Since its inception in 2008, Everest Collegiate students have continued to excel. EC has graduated a National Merit Scholar, and its 2016 graduates averaged an ACT Composite of 26.96. They received an average of 72.9% of their estimated 4-year tuition in merit-based scholarships when choosing to attend a school where scholarships were offered. Mountaineer Might has made an impact on the fields and courts as the high school athletics program has 66 championship teams to its credit since 2008. In 2016 alone, EC won 6 championships, as well as EC’s Football Coach being recognized as MHSFCA Region 14 Coach of the Year.
A timeline of the school’s major accomplishments and photos from the early years can be found HERE.