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Everest Academy Lemont

Private | PK-8 | 145 students

Forming Leaders through Advanced Academics and Character Development

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Posted June 23, 2014

Everest Academy My wife and I are happy we transferred our children to Everest. Our children are challenged, encouraged, and supported. The approach of developing the full potential of the child, not just the academic side was very important to us. Most importantly, our kids love it! They were welcomed in and developed a set of friends very quickly. Also, I cannot say enough about how important the overall school community is - it was an unexpected surprise. Our faith as a family has strengthened because of the school. We are big fans of Everest and look forward to the upcoming school year!
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Posted February 25, 2014

This is our 1st year at Everest and I cannot say enough about how wonderful the teachers and all the staff are. Not only are they caring and so very helpful (my son is in PK3 so he occasionally needs help with things) but the education he is getting is better than some of my friends kids in older grades. I am so happy I found Everest. My son loves to go to school everyday and is really sad on the weekends and holidays that he cannot go. I hear from other parents in varying grades that this is common among the kids. If you are looking for a great education for your child along with an entire school committed to your child well being and happiness, then your search should be over!!! I cannot say enough good things about Everest.
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Posted February 13, 2014

Our son transferred to Everest in the middle of last school year, and we could not have asked for a better transition! His teacher spent her lunch breaks catching him and another new student up. The kids in his class were all very welcoming. We have since transferred our other kids to Everest and are so thankful that we did.
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Posted February 1, 2014

I do not recommend Everest Academy to anyone the teachers were never willing to help the students out if they struggled in some areas classes were not organized. When other kids bullied each other the teachers would act like it is no big deal and move on with there day and not help the students out. When you go on a tour of the school everyone acts fake and they act like the are all the best and a high quality school. You honestly should look at a different school then Everest Academy.

Posted January 18, 2014

I am disappointed with my child's teacher. Although it is her first year, we were expecting a little more maturity (especially as she has reminded us many times that her parent is a teacher). It took several reminders to her and the principal for her to get some very basic materials to us. Although there are only 16 kids in the class, she appears to be stressed and ineffective. I would like her to show a little more respect for the parents too. I am not the only parent that feels that that her tone is inappropriate. With an open mind, increased thoughtfulness and additional training she might become successful.
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Posted November 22, 2013

Everest Academy has had a great impact on my son. He has made so many great strides since coming here. The Public school system was more than willing to cast him aside. Here he's getting A's and B's compared to C's and D's in the public school!
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Posted January 25, 2013

We started at Everest after spending over a decade at another school. My children were nervous to switch schools, but the transition could not have been easier. The teachers, students, and staff welcomed us to the Everest family. The academics are challenging without being overwhelming, the Religious formation is second to none, and the Character Education Program is woven throughout the curriculum so my children are being challenged to grow in virtue each day. The faculty supports us as parents and works with us to form our children into responsible leaders. The teachers and staff provide a caring, nurturing environment where my children feel at home. They have both grown in confidence, independence, and spiritually since coming here a few months ago. In addition, Everest provides both social and spiritual opportunities for the parents. I highly recommend you experience the Everest advantage.
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Posted January 17, 2013

My daughter started this year in the PK3 class. I am so happy that we decided to send her here. My husband and I never intended on privately educating our children; however, since we found Everest there is no other place I can ever imagine her going. The staff is wonderful and I can see the love they have for their students. The character formation they concentrate on is so important and so genuine. The students are happy and polite. The academics and leadership concentration are the absolute best. It is a community that is so welcoming and become an extension of your family. I HIGHLY recommend it!
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Posted March 26, 2012

Everest Academy has been an outstanding environment for our child for the past 8 years. The teachers, principal and academic programs are superior to any other school in our area. We would recommend Everest to anyone looking for a school that provides the highest academic standards, virtue and moral leadership and an atmosphere that promotes family involvement in all areas. We LOVE Everest.
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Posted March 16, 2012

Everest Academy is an amazing school! This is our 13th year at the school and our fourth and youngest child is about to graduate! The formation, education and family environment they have experienced is second to none and has really prepared them to be confident leaders ready to embrace this challenging world. My husband and I have always felt that a solid formation in grade school is vital to their overall success in high school, college and beyond! They challenges kids face these days with media, peer pressure etc can only be overcome by helping them to build solid character, Everest forms every aspect of the child from faith and friendship to helping recognize the need an importance of helping the less fortunate and actually make a difference in the world. The faculty and administration work together closely with the parents to help each student reach their potential. You won't find another school that works as hard in such a positive caring way to help a child strive to be their best.
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Posted March 12, 2012

Always Higher is the schools moto. From the teachers, to the administration, to the results on the students standardized tests, it holds true. I would not send my child anywhere else! Go to an open house and see it for yourself.
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Posted March 5, 2012

When I was looking for a school for my kids, my Wife and I attended an open house at Everest Academy, there were students of various ages helping during the open house, I do not remember what the adults said about the school, but I was extremely impressed by the attitude of those kids, I told my wife "If my kids can be half as educated and polite as those kida are, I will be very happy"....we are home....
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Posted February 22, 2012

Everest Academy is the most incredible school! As a parent and a teacher who has taught in both public and private schools, I am most impressed with the quality of this education. Our kids have been real happy here! The teachers are the best. They work as a team to create a positive and dynamic learning environment. The children are cared about as individuals, and they are encouraged to discover and develop their talents and leadership skills. The kids are taught to think of others, treating one another with respect and reaching out to those in need at home, in their classroom or in the community. The faith is taught, but more importantly, it is lived out here. It's a great environment, and I happy to drop my kids off every day knowing they will be cared for and challenged academically. The school and I are truly partners in our children's development. I am so thankful to this school for the many unique opportunities it provides for both children, parents and for us as a family. Our kids who have graduated have been well prepared for high school, college and for life! Come and see for yourself. There something really special going on here.
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Posted February 21, 2012

Our children have attended the school for 8 years now and we couldn't be more pleased. In addition to the challenging curriculum, the human formation is second to none. We most appreciate that the staff are really people who care about the success of the students and are truly good role models.
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Posted February 21, 2012

Everest Academy is a great place to be!!! The school is like a family. We love the small class size, the personal attention, and the challenging academics....Well ,really we love everything!!! We have 2 children enrolled and they love to go to school, what more could a parent want?!
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Posted February 21, 2012

We have had our children attend Everest Academy for 13 years now. We couldn't be happier. The Catholic formation, academics and positive reinforcement are wonderful.
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Posted February 15, 2012

Everest Academy is a "state of the art" Catholic School. The curriculum is rigorous (superior), the climate and culture of the school are superior, and everyone feels as if they are part of a larger family. I am confident that I am getting my money s worth and more. Furthermore, I believe that it is an absolute privilege for my children to attend school at Everest Academy!
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Posted January 20, 2012

We recently moved from the city and were looking for a Catholic school with great academics. The new facility, small class sizes and high standards drew us in immediately -- especially when compared to others in the area. My kindergarten child is reading, speaking lots of Spanish and mastering basic math concepts while enjoying a nice range of extracurricular activities including martial arts and chess. One of the most important and un-knowable elements of school life is who my child is surrounded by and what influence they have on her. In addition to the academic rigor and special programs often neglected in other schools like art and music, I couldn't be happier with the families, the manners and good behavior of the kids she hangs out with day in and day out. My daughter loves it here! The school is very small now, but I can't imagine it staying that way. If Everest were downtown, there would be a multi-year waiting list and twice the tuition! They have portable lap top carts and some interactive technology, but they're a little behind other schools with integrating technology into the curriculum; they're on the way and I'm thoroughly optimistic about the commitment.
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Posted December 9, 2011

Everest Academy is an excellent school! The curriculum is outstanding! My child was reading books fluently by prek4 and is way ahead of kids her age academically. They offer great after school activities like voice, piano, dance, polish classes, violin, chess, soccer, basketball and many more.... The teachers, faculty, and staff are just wonderful! When you walk into the school you are greeted with friendly smiles and you just feel so welcome. It's a very homey environment. And most importantly my kids LOVE it!
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Posted December 8, 2011

Everest Academy has been such a gift to our family for the past seven years, and now is educating four of my children. We have seen not only high academics, not only a family atmosphere, but a rich faith life, and a committment to graduate LEADERS for our society. You won't be disappointed!
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School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Christine Gamache
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
  • Coed
  • Roman Catholic
Fax number
  • (630) 243-1988


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11550 Bell Road
Lemont, IL 60439
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Phone: (630) 243-1995


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