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The Christmas season in the Catholic Church officially ends on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Following the feast, the Church moves into Ordinary Time. In contrast with the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter which focus on specific events of the life of Christ, Ordinary Time takes us through all of Christ’s life. “Ordinary Time is a time for growth and maturation, a time in which the mystery of Christ is called to penetrate ever more deeply into history until all things are finally caught up in Christ.” USCCB

Ordinary Time encompasses much of the liturgical year, up to 33 or 34 weeks. In a similar way, the majority of the Integral Formation offered to Everest students takes place on the ordinary school days. There are exciting fun days with regional champs, drama productions, forensics competitions, and – during a normal year – field trips. On this ordinary Tuesday morning, what is going on at Everest is anything but ordinary.

We found high schoolers completing physics labs, middle schoolers taking tests, student council discussing plans for Catholic Schools Week, fourth graders practicing typing skills, first graders discussing the virtue of the month – generosity, junior kindergarteners learning to read, and kindergarten and preschoolers growing through play. An Everest education is anything but ordinary.