Integral Formation is based on and practiced through the following educational principles:
School life is based on the model of Integral Formation. Additional school activities which foster this formation are as follows.
The student council for middle school provides an ideal leadership training opportunity for students. Students elected to participate in the student council should assist the school in building strong and healthy school spirit by coordinating certain student and school activities throughout the year. The executive team consists of a president, vice-president, and secretary/treasurer. In addition, a representative from each grade is elected as class representative.
National Junior Honor Society: The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929. A 6th, 7th, or 8th grader that has attended Everest for one semester or more and meets the certain requirements is eligible to participate in the National Junior Honor Society. Because NJHS is a service organization, its primary function is to serve the school and community in any way possible.
Students at Everest participate in the daily life of an American school. The international host family program pairs each international student with a local day student’s family. The host family provides the international student with a family with whom he or she can participate in school events in the absence of immediate family.
There are many opportunities for fellowship and fun at Everest throughout the year including daily Mass, athletic competitions, service projects and so much more. Family events include the fall bonfire, Breakfast with Saint Nicholas, Christmas Pagaent, Donuts with Dad, Lenten Fish Frys, Annual Talent Show, and End of the Year Picnic.
Academic competitions provide students the opportunity to develop intellectually, develop new talents, and participate in healthy competition. They learn how to compete with dignity. Everest students prepare year round for the following academic competitions: