Welcome to Everest Academy!

Everest Academy is an independent Roman Catholic school of academic excellence located in Lemont, Illinois.  Everest offers a  Pre-kindergarten Program for 3's and 4's, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 - 8.  Founded in 1995 as White Pines Academy, Everest currently has an enrollment of approximately 194 students from Pre-kindergarten to 8th Grade.

Our goal is to offer each child the highest quality education through Integral Formation®, the pedagogical method developed by the Legionaries of Christ. Through Integral Formation®, each student benefits from a personalized approach that develops the whole person, from intellect and character to spiritual life and apostolic responsibility. The result: intelligent, responsible, and positive leaders who will transform society with the Gospel values.

Everest Academy operates as a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Chicago with the full support and approval of Archbishop Blase Cupich. Everest Academy is also recognized by the Illinois School Board of Education. The school complies with applicable state or federal law of regulatory requirement. All our our teachers are certified in their respective areas of teaching. Located in Lemont, Everest draws families from many of the surrounding communities including Lemont, Homer Glen, Burr Ridge, Palos Park, Orland Park, Willow Springs, Willowbrook, Darien, Hinsdale, and even Romeoville and Frankfort.

Cognia is the largest community of education professionals in the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, Cognia is far from a typical accrediting agency. Our goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, our commitment is to help schools improve.

Here, at Everest Academy, we are poised for growth, and ready to give our students a Catholic educational experience that will last them a lifetime. Find out more by taking a tour of our campus.

Contact the Admissions Office at 630.243.1995 or [email protected] to schedule your visit today!