Everest Collegiate High School and Academy

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Everest Collegiate High School and Academy
5935 Clarkston Road


Coordinates42°45′2″N 83°23′36″W / 42.75056°N 83.39333°W / 42.75056; -83.39333Coordinates: 42°45′2″N 83°23′36″W / 42.75056°N 83.39333°W / 42.75056; -83.39333
MottoSemper Altius
(Always Higher)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1991 (Academy)
2008 (High School)
PresidentMike Nalepa
  • Gregory Reichert
  • Susan Ender
ChaplainFr. Thomas Salazar
Enrollment111 (High School) (Fall 2016)
 • Grade 927
 • Grade 1028
 • Grade 1134
 • Grade 1222
CampusFour buildings
Campus size90 acres (360,000 m2)
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Black and Gold         
Fight songGo, Everest!
Athletics conferenceCatholic High School League (CHSL)
Team nameMountaineers
AccreditationK-8: M.N.S.A.A.; 9-12
PublicationThe Mountaineer

Everest Collegiate High School and Academy is a private, independent, Catholic school offering co-ed education for pre-school through grade 2, and gender-specific education for grades 3 to high school on a 90-acre (360,000 m2) campus in Clarkston, Michigan,[1] United States. The high school opened to 9th grade students in 2008 and students can enroll in 3 year old pre-school through 12th grade for the 2017-2018 school year.[2] It is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit.

In 2012 and 2014, it was named one of the top 50 Catholic High Schools by the Cardinal Newman Society.[3][4] In 2016, it was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education Everest was recognized as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in the Exemplary High Performing Schools category.[5]

Curriculum and affiliation[edit]

Everest Collegiate High School and Academy is a formula developed by the Legion of Christ, a religious congregation of the Roman Catholic Church.[6] The four pillars of this model include a challenging academic curriculum, character development, spiritual formation, and apostolic projects.[2][7]

Everest has two sister schools: Pinecrest Academy (Atlanta) and The Highlands School (Dallas).[2]

Everest Schools[edit]

The Everest Schools are made up of the following:

  • Pre-Kindergarten: 3 & 4 year old Pre-School and Junior Kindergarten
  • Lower Elementary School: Kindergarten, Grades 1-2
  • Upper Elementary School: Grades 3-5
  • Middle School: Grades 6-8
  • High School: Grades 9-12

International Program[edit]

Everest Academy has an International Students Program where students from 6th to 12th grade reside and study for at least one year. There is an average of 10 international students per grade from 6th to 8th grade. In total there are an average of 45 international students per school year.

Students at Everest Academy get to know the international students and are at school with them, while international students get to know American culture and the American students.

The International Students Program is affiliated with Oak International but compared to the other academies in the same organization this one includes the experience of going to an American school. The other academies are all-international students schools.[8]

State Championships[edit]

Boys' Golf: 2016, 2017

In June 2016, Everest Collegiate won its first MHSAA state championship in boys' golf.[9]

In June 2017, the Everest Collegiate boys' golf team repeated as MHSAA Division 4 state champions at Michigan State University's Forest Akers East Golf Course.[10]


  1. ^ McDonald, Jennifer S. (November 2007). "Single-sex schools grow in popularity". C&G News. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
  2. ^ a b c RC. "Everest Academy in Michigan to Open High School". Regnum Christi website. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
  3. ^ Nation’s Top 50 Catholic High Schools Announced Archived 2012-09-22 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program". U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved 2017-01-11.
  6. ^ E.A. "Integral Formation: A Formula for Success". Everest Academy and High School website. Archived from the original on December 22, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
  7. ^ NCE. "Integral Formation". National Consultants for Education, Inc. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
  8. ^ "Academies". Oak International Academies. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  9. ^ "Division 4 boys golf roundup: Clarkston Everest Collegiate wins first title". MLive. Retrieved 2017-01-11.
  10. ^ "Everest Collegiate repeats as Division 4 golf state champs". MLive. Retrieved 2017-08-25.

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