Lemont, Illinois (PRWEB) March 15, 2012
Everest Academy, a Catholic school of academic excellence, is offering a limited number of $1,000 tuition grants to the school for families that are new enrollees in the 2012-2013 school year. The program, “Come Home to Catholic Schools,” which is currently in effect during spring enrollment, was influenced by the recent “Catholics Come Home” campaign of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Joliet.
Eligibility for the grant includes any family that is new to the school and enrolling two or more children in Everest Academy with at least one of the children entering grade three through eight. Eligible students must have attended school at a non-Catholic school for the prior school year and meet the regular admissions requirements of Everest. “Whether a family is new or ‘coming back’ to Catholic schools, we want to encourage as many people as possible to share in the many benefits of education in the Catholic school environment,” explained Dr. Joel Akroush, School Parent and Everest Board Member.
Research from the National Center for Educational Statistics of the U.S. Department of Education found that private school students scored higher on standardized tests and had more demanding graduation requirements. The report entitled, “Private Schools, a Brief Portrait,” said that students who had completed at least the eighth grade in a private school were twice as likely as other students to graduate from college as a young adult. The NCES study also revealed that students in private schools are much more likely than others to take advanced-level high school courses.
Everest Academy is an independent Roman Catholic school in Lemont educating children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The teachers and staff are dedicated to forming the whole child by providing the highest level of academics, by building strong character, and by preparing generous leaders ready to serve the community. If you would like to learn more about Everest Academy’s approach to education, please contact Coleen Mast at 630-243-1995 or visit http://www.everestadvantage.org.