Everest Collegiate High School & Academy’s model of integral formation focuses on forming Catholic Christian leaders in four specific dimensions: the human, spiritual, apostolic, and intellectual. Part of the human formation offered to Everest students is the virtue program. Formation instructor Miss Gaby Ruiloba worked hard over the summer to restructure the virtue program for the 2018-19 school year. Miss Gaby presented to the faculty and staff during preplanning week.

Each month the students focus on a specific virtue appropriate to their grade level. The main objective of the school virtue program is to offer students, faculty, and parents a means to know, value, practice, and internalize virtues in a consistent and committed manner. Virtue is a habitual and firm disposition to do the right thing. It allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of oneself.

Preschool through fifth-grade students focused on the virtue of self-discipline during the month of August. Faculty came up with many creative ways to model, direct, and instruct students in what self-discipline is all about and guide them on ways they can live self-discipline in their lives. Each month or two, Mountaineers of the Month are chosen by the teachers. These students exemplified the virtue of a month in a particular way. Stay tuned for our first Mountaineers of the Month in the coming weeks. The photos below depict creative ways our teachers incorporated self-discipline into their instruction during August.