Elementary & Middle School
Everest cultivates the unique skills and talents of each student, with small class sizes and the gradual introduction of single-gender classrooms in 3rd grade.
An integrated K-8 environment provides a seamless transition from elementary to middle school.
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
At this age, we emphasize a love of learning and development of age-appropriate skills and habits, including honesty, dedication, cheerfulness, and reverence. Students begin developing public speaking and presentation skills.
Our curriculum emphasizes mastery of foundational math, reading, and writing skills including counting, times tables, phonics, leveled reading, grammar, handwriting, and cursive.
3rd – 5th Grade
Beginning in 3rd grade, students move into single-gender classrooms. Research has shown that single-gender classrooms provide many benefits, including fewer distractions and the opportunity to tailor curriculum in a way that caters to our students’ God-given uniqueness. In this way, Everest helps to ensure that boys and girls reach their full potential.
The curriculum encourages independence, study skills, and personal responsibility through student-driven learning.
In addition to core academic subjects, after-school STREAM programs create interdisciplinary connections between science, technology, religion, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.
6th - 8th Grade
In middle school, students have increased levels of autonomy, along with higher expectations of how they’ll behave and perform. Single-gender classes continue as students move between classrooms for academic classes, including language arts, literature, math, science, social studies, and religion.
Spanish language learning is introduced, beginning with Latin for greater understating of word roots and structures. Studies have linked Latin study to increased SAT scores as well as higher GPA’s at the college level.
Specials are phased out in middle school and replaced with electives. Students can choose from band, choir, performing arts, study skills, academic enrichment, visual arts, computers, journalism/yearbook and more.
Everest uses MAP®️ Growth™ testing in Kindergarten through 7th grade.
MAP Growth is a computer-based test which assesses a student’s instructional level to measure academic growth throughout the school year in reading, math, language, and science. The testing is unique and adapts to each child’s level of learning. Test results provide immediate and accurate information about classroom learning allowing teachers to plan instruction accordingly.
Eighth grade students take the PSAT 8/9 and the High School Placement Test.
What Our Families are Saying
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