Everest Academy

Parent Testimonials

What others say about Everest Academy and its unique S.E.L.F. program!

“Everest is different from other schools because each student is not just an I.D. number but an individual that is focused on their particular needs for a positive education.” – Vanessa Lee, Alumni Parent

“My daughter has been at Everest for the last 2 years and it’s been one of the best decisions we’ve made for her academic and athletic goals. The personalized approach to the academic enrichment at Everest has not only pushed her but made her excel. The athletics are second to none. The Everest Academy culture is built around being and doing your best. The teachers, staff and administration demonstrate that everyday in the care and personalized guidance they give to their student-athletes. We couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. ” – Everest Parent

“The thing that excites me about Everest is watching my son thrive in a great environment.” – Josie Hawe, Parent

“Our family has immensely enjoyed being a part of the “Everest Family” for four years and in June, our son will be graduating from Everest. Everest affords every student an opportunity to pursue their interests in athletics and the arts in addition to acquiring a strong academic education. As parents, what we appreciated the most was the APPROACHABLE Faculty! Every faculty member is willing to go the extra mile to assist with any questions you may have. Our questions ranged from assistance with University applications, course selections, SAT prep, to cafeteria menu choices, THANK YOU, Everest Academy! You raised the bar but kept it attainable for each and every student to reach and surpass! You are second to none! ” – Kelly & Angela Jones

“Having sports in my child’s day is a reason he loves to come to school.” – Karen Holmes Degen, Alumni Parent


Everest Academy is Canada’s leading K to 12 S.E.L.F.™ private school; dedicated to the holistic development of high-achieving students.
Everest is based in Thornhill, Ontario in the York region, part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Everest Academy is an alternative school founded by Farell Duclair, former CFL football player, on the idea that all students can achieve remarkable excellence as scholars, athletes, and people when given the opportunity and resources.