-Michael J. Nalepa, Everest Collegiate High School and Academy President
An Everest Education
An Everest Collegiate High School and Academy education isn’t for everyone. Everest is the place for students, and parents, who want more than academic success. We form Catholic Christian leaders who are capable of utilizing their strengths, so they can fulfill the unique plan that God has for each of them.
At the very heart of our mission as a private, independent Catholic school is the process of Integral Formation® which is used in the High School and the Academy. 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 help others know Christ on a more personal level.
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 Collegiate High School and Academy is grounded in the Catholic Faith. There is a daily presence on campus of Legionary priests, brothers, and Regnum Christi consecrated lay women who are responsible for overseeing the faith formation of students. The fabric of the school is further strengthened through daily Mass and Communion, monthly reconciliation, virtue clubs, annual retreats, apostolic service projects, monthly vocation prayers, annual mission trips, summer camps, Marian consecrations, monthly adoration, and school wide participation in nine first Friday Masses, just to name a few.
Our culture extends far beyond the reach of the classroom. From parent retreats, spiritual direction, and pilgrimages to Eucharistic adoration, praise and worship, and the parent program, opportunities to participate in the many riches and traditions of the Catholic Church are available to the parents and families of Everest students.
We, the faculty and staff of Everest Collegiate High School and Academy, are grateful to God for the opportunity to play a role in the formation of each student according to His Plan. We humbly acknowledge in our hearts, words, and actions what Jesus said to his disciples in Luke 12:48: “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.”
Michael J. Nalepa