Dear Friends of Everest,

We are excited to launch our new monthly newsletter that will feature school highlights, including a spotlight on alumni. We hope that you enjoy our first edition and if you have any stories to contribute to a future issue, especially news about alumni, please feel free to send them to - thank you!

Knightly News_monday update 2.png

Back to School!

First Edition: 10/01/2021

Paladin’s Prayer

w/ Fr. Michael Vanderbeek

Paladin_s Prayer.png

Dear Friends of Everest,

Recently, Pope Francis invited us to avoid being fooled by the various "voices" in our world that promise happiness but end up leaving us empty. Here is a prayer on trust from St. Padre Pio that speaks to that:

"O Lord, we ask for a boundless confidence and trust in Your divine mercy, and the courage to accept the crosses and sufferings which bring immense goodness to our souls and that of Your Church.

Help us to love You with a pure and contrite heart, and to humble ourselves beneath Your cross, as we climb the mountain of holiness, carrying our cross that leads to heavenly glory. Amen."

Knight in Shining Armor

w/ Advancement Director, Sue Zabilka

Nick Pieta 7.png

Everest Academy is so proud of our very own alumnus, First Responder Nick Pieta, Class of '09.

After graduating from Nazareth Academy in LaGrange, Nick trained to be a firefighter/paramedic and is currently working in Villa Park. 

At Everest, we honored our First Responders on 9/11 as well as the Annual Golf Outing which was held on June 25th at Ruffled Feathers.

Please watch as Nick shares his rewarding experience of delivering a baby in the back of a moving ambulance!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye... Everest in the Community!

A Special Moment from September

Untitled design.png

Patriot Day '21

Knights of the Round Table

Board Report w/ Chair, Sebastian Abbinanti

Dear Friends of Everest Academy,


With the 2021-2022 school year well under way, I hope you are delighting in the return to some normalcy. It is wonderful to, once again, join our students, families, faculty, and staff for weekly Mass. Not to mention the return of indoor sporting events like volleyball—Go Lady Knights!


This year will also mark the return of our Annual Benefit Gala, on November 13th, to its original format. While last year’s mini galas were a great success, it will be great to be together under one roof again.


As we prepare for the Gala, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI’s address to Catholic educators in 2008, comes to mind. The Most Holy Father declared,

“[Catholic Schools are] an outstanding apostolate of hope, seeking to address the material, intellectual and spiritual needs of over three million children and students. It also provides a highly commendable opportunity for the entire Catholic community to contribute generously to the financial needs of our institutions. Their long-term sustainability must be assured.”

You can be a champion for Everest Academy. You can help lead the mission to Form Christian Leaders who transform the world.


Thank you for joining the mission and supporting our, “outstanding apostolate of hope.”


Yours in Christ,

Sebastian Abbinanti

Chair of the Everest Academy Board of Trustees

Crusade for a Cause

As of 10/01/2021...

Fellow Knights & Friends, please join us for a beautiful evening and help us reach our goal of 300 guests at our Annual Gala on November 13th!

If you can't attend in November, there are still opportunities to give toward our financial goal.

Your contribution aids in school security, teacher salaries, athletics, arts, maintenance, but most importantly... helps support our mission of Forming Christian Leaders!

See our goal and progress below...

Sword Tracker-2.png

Still 99 tickets and $195,000 to go...


Come one, Come all... Join us for a Banquet!

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Join us for our Annual Gala Fundraiser...


Connect with us on social media

and visit our website at

Facebook  Instagram  LinkedIn