Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator.” – Pope Pius XII,Sport at the Service of the Spirit July 29, 1945
Everest Academy Manila, founded in 2007, is the only Catholic International School in the Philippines, with about 300 students from pre-k to 9th grade. This year the school won first place in the MISAA (Manila International Schools Athletics Association) competition held during the School Year 2014-2015 among 8 of the International Schools of the town. This competition is scores schools 10 extra-curricular areas including 8 sports as well as chess and band. Among the 8 schools in the league, Everest earned a top score of 2960 points, with the Beacon school coming in second at 1990 points and MIT international school in third with 1795 points. The score points to the emphasis that Everest Manila puts on integral formation, a well-rounded education in intellectual, human, spiritual and apostolic areas.