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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Foreign Language

All activities listed are open to all Alabama homeschoolers regardless of church school affiliation.  Some activities are homeschool specific, and some are offered to the general public.  Please note that these activities are not sponsored or organized by Everest Academy unless specifically noted.  If you have questions concerning one of these activities, please forward your questions to the contact listed.  If you would like to add a resource or if you find a broken link, please contact the Everest Academy webmaster



Foreign Language:

  • French Table meets at local restaurants in the Vestavia Hills City Center on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  All levels are welcome.  Details:  370-3542.

  • German:  Stammtisch Conversation Table for anyone who speaks German.  Giuseppe’s CafĂ©, Thursdays at 8 p.m.  Details:  agresti@uab.edu

  • Irish Arts -  The Birmingham Branch of Comhaltas meets on the third Wednesday of each month to promote traditional Irish arts at the Safari Cup Coffee at 7 p.m. Details: info@alcce.org  

  • UAB Foreign Language Conversation Table -  These are weekly opportunities to practice your foreign language skills with others.  They are free and open to the public.  Foreign Language offered include:  Arabic, Chines, Russian, Spanish, French, and Italian. For more information, look here:  http://www.uab.edu/foreignlang/languagetables.html

  • UAB Foreign Film Series - These films are offered at UAB and are all free and open to the public.  Please use discretion and research the film before attending.  http://www.uab.edu/foreignlang/Foreign-Film-Series-2007-8.html  The movies that we will be presenting are foreign films shown in a foreign language with subtitles. Some of the movies deal with more than one culture. Some deal with important historical, demographical, and human events such as immigration, exile, spirituality, unemployment, intolerance, precarity, military violence, solitude, and tolerance around the world and humor.

  • Spanish Lessons - My name is Onna Sweatman. I'm the Spanish and Latin American Studies teacher at The Arlington School.  I teach all levels of Spanish and have an open schedule so I can work around summer camps, vacations, etc. when planning the course. I can teach Spanish to all ages and depending on the intensity and length of the course cost is quite manageable. If you know of any parents interested in Spanish classes for their student please let me know. You can email me here at onsweatm@bsc.edu or onnanicholefrances@gmail.com or call me at 205-335-7871.
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