Lower Elementary (Kindergarten – 2nd Grade)
During these early years of growth and childhood development, special attention is given to the individuality of each student. Every teacher at Everest Academy strives to teach the intellect, to educate the heart and to form the will, with consideration for each student’s personal talents, motivations and circumstances. Since the good habits and attitudes formed in these years remain through adulthood, Everest Academy aims to help cultivate honesty, dedication, cheerfulness, reverence, and perseverance.
Students explore and discover their individuality in kindergarten through second grade. Excellence in reading and writing is a priority with a phonics-based language arts program that builds and reinforces strong reading skills. It is during these years of childhood growth and development that the individual attention of an Everest Academy education helps students discover a basic love for learning that will serve them well into adulthood.
Upper Elementary (3rd – 5th Grade)
To build on the foundation of our elementary program, 3rd through 5th grade emphasizes broader academics with the support of fine arts, athletics, leadership, and service opportunities. Single gender classrooms are introduced to maximize learning styles. Reading and writing skills are taken to the next level as a basis for critical thinking. These school years also provide the tools for students to enter into the middle school program. The curriculum supports the further development of self-confidence, study skills, public speaking, writing, and organizational skills that are essential for completely embracing the educational experience.
Elementary School Standardized Testing
The Stanford 10 Achievement Test is one of the leading national standardized tests assessing children from kindergarten through high school. The test is available in 13 levels roughly correspond to the year in school, with each level broken into subtests covering various subjects such as reading comprehension, mathematical problem solving and science. The Stanford 10 allows educators and parents to understand where students are proficient and where they need additional instruction.