Our school

Mission, Vision and Values

We are an education centre with 30 years of experience offering Catholic and bilingual Pre-school, Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary that was created with a desire to provide integral formation based on academic excellence and personal guidance.

We seek to forge integral individuals within a climate of close human relationships, freedom and responsibility through a Christian view of mankind.

Our motto “SEMPER ALTIUS” means “ever higher” in Latin and expresses our aspiration to strive, every day, for the best possible integral development: the physical, intellectual, human and religious excellence of each one of our pupils.

It is a high goal but there could be no other: if parents entrust their children to us, it is down to us to give them the best.

Aware of the fact that parents are the primary and chief educators of their children who are simply seeking the best for them, we accept the commitment to collaborate with them on the education of their children. For that reason, the families play a leading role at Colegio Everest. Their presence and participation are essential for achieving the goals of our education project.

The educational activity (spiritual and doctrinal) at Colegio Everest was launched in 1982 under guidance from the Legionaries of Christ, an institution of the Catholic Church of pontifical right established in 1941 whose mission is to extend the Kingdom of Christ in society according to the demands of Christian justice and charity and in close collaboration with bishops and the pastoral programmes of each diocese.

We are an education centre that promotes the Catholic faith and Christian values within a climate of total respect for the freedom of parents and pupils.

Our education model encompasses four areas: spiritual formation, formation in virtues, social participation and formative discipline. It is aimed at fostering personal maturity and the acquisition of human virtues (generosity, respect for others, sincerity, commitment, sporting spirit, etc.) that can be developed through our various educational activities and ensure each pupil achieves the best of themselves.

This school forms part of a network of centres dedicated to the education, formation and schooling of children and young people.

In Spain, this network comprises seven schools plus the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria. The ICIF (International Centre of Integral Formation) is present at each of our centres. The ICIF consists of an international team of professionals with proven experience in education, human and social fields who are responsible for ensuring that each centre maintains high academic performance and faithfully applies our education system.

History

In 1982, with the aim of educating pupils, children and young people through an integral formation model and from a Christian view of mankind, the Colegio Everest Monteclaro was set up under guidance from the Legionaries of Christ. We had 538 pupils for the 1982/83 school year. Year after year, families have continued to entrust us with the education of their children and our school now caters for almost 2,000 pupils. We have been cultivating the intelligence, willpower, sensitivity and transcendence of our pupils in four areas:

Spiritual formation, Formation in virtues, Social participation and Formative discipline.

Colegio Everest intends to be a benchmark in terms of education and society, producing free and responsible men and women from its pupils. These attributes are the result of integral formation that is focused on each individual through academic excellence, the promotion of values and the development of virtues.

Management Team

Colegio Everest has an excellent faculty dedicated to teaching and looking after its 2,000 pupils. In order to provide an excellent response to the values that identify us and in order to remain true to our motto, “Semper altius”, we are organised into the following areas:

  • English Coordination
  • Integral Formation Coordination
  • Stage Coordination (pre-school, primary, secondary, higher secondary)
  • Catholic Formation Coordination
  • Psychopedagogy Department Coordination
  • Promotion and Communication Coordination

Director

Father Javier Cereceda LC

He was born in Madrid in 1970. He studied at Colegio Everest Monteclaro and received a Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1994. He joined the Legion of Christ in 1997, and became a priest in 2007. He has been Principal since 2010.

“The work of an educator is tough and wonderful: to ensure that our school educates good pupils, good athletes, good friends, good people, good Christians. The satisfaction of seeing that in our pupils is compensation enough.”

Headmistress

Araceli Delgado

Facilities

We have 5 playgrounds for the various stages, one sports centre measuring over 600 square metres and one covered playground measuring 600 square metres.

Our 2,000 pupils can also enjoy three common garden areas. The school has six canteens organised as follows: one for girls, one for boys, a third mixed, two for pre-school children and one for the staff.

We have 3 auditoriums: two with a capacity for 120 people and a third with a capacity for 80 people.

Pupils at the school have access to four IT rooms, four libraries, two labs, three audiovisual rooms, two technology rooms and one art room.

Furthermore, Colegio Everest has three chapels and an oratory. Pupils here can also enjoy numerous sports facilities, including our football field.

Pastoral Staff

Student Chaplain for Girls: P. Ángel Amo Arturo, L.C.

Assistant Student Chaplain for Girls: P. José Félix Medina, L.C.

Student Chaplain for Boys: P. Manuel Jesús Fernández, L.C. y el P. Jacobo Portillo, L.C.

Sacramental Life

  • Daily communion at 11:10 in the Girls’ Chapel, for female staff and pupils.
  • Daily mass for parents at 08:45, 09:15 and 09:30.
  • Confession: from 09:15 to 17:00.
  • Prayer guidance for mothers.
  • Mass on the first Friday of the month.
  • Spiritual exercises for men, women and married couples.
  • Eucharist Adoration: once per term, throughout the day.
  • Group mass: Wednesdays at 09:30, in the Girls’ Chapel.

Other Spiritual Formation Activities

  • Annual group assembly, for 4th grade primary and 3rd grade secondary
  • Pilgrimages for higher secondary and 4th grade compulsory secondary pupils.
  • Preparation for Confirmation in 4th grade secondary: Weekly catechesis, retreat and missions to prepare for Confirmation. Catechesis for Confirmation parents.
  • Lenten withdrawal from 5th grade primary.
  • Preparation for First Communion in 3rd grade primary. Harmony and formation family days for family preparation.
  • Annual group assembly, for 4th grade primary and 3rd grade secondary

Special Activities

  • Missionary week
  • Advent, Lent, May, Sacred Heart
  • Vocation prayer week
  • Pope Day

Everest Solidarity

Everest Solidarity is a project run by Colegio Everest that brings the world to our pupils and inspires apostolic awareness in our pupils, teachers and parents. It is an opportunity for them to become aware of the needs of others so that helping one’s neighbour and Christian charity can be instilled within them in a tangible manner and form a committed part of their lives in the future.

  • Because social formation is a part of integral formation and key to the harmonious development of their personality
  • Because we want to provide a specific response to the needs that surround us, especially among the most underprivileged
  • Because we want to be faithful to our Catholic identity and live Evangelical charity through social commitment

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