Let the joyful journey begin. Palisades Episcopal School (PES) is a school honoring Christ and committed to providing a classical education challenging the mind, body and spirit.
At PES, our Christ-centered learning environment nurtures students` commitment to service and faith while our rigorous, integrated classical curriculum develops the whole child, emphasizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Our intimate class sizes, and low teacher-student ratios, create a nurturing environment that allows for differentiated instruction across every grade.
Opportunities abound for PES students from daily foreign language instruction to an awe inspiring fine and performing arts program to a competitive middle school athletic program.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 190 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
190 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Palisades Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $6,218 - $14,398. PES Offers Indexed Tuition - a range of tuitions based upon a family's ability to pay.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Monique Gilbert
Admissions Associate
Jeannine Hogue



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
After School Program, Equestrian

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Yoga

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Crossfit, Music Lessons

School Notes

Let the joyful journey begin. 
  • Be Inspired. Be Challenged. Be Active. Be Known.
  • Palisades Episcopal School (PES) is an accredited, Christ-centered independent day school serving 190 students in Junior Kindergarten 8th grade on a 10-acre campus in Southwest Mecklenburg County. As a liberal arts, neo-classical institution, PES offers students opportunities for integrated study by seamlessly weaving together scientific, cultural, historical, and literary investigations. With mastery of skills as the goal, rather than just memorization of facts, a PES student is provided time to think, discuss, process and apply their knowledge, which in turn promotes intellectual curiosity and creates lifelong learners. Intimate class sizes and low teacher-student ratios, allow for differentiated instruction across every grade. Service integration helps students develop citizenship skills and fosters values of integrity, courage, responsibility, compassion, and hard work. PES students graduate knowing how to connect their heads to their hearts and are academically prepared for high school and beyond.
  • For more information, or to schedule a campus tour, email info@pescharlotte.org
  • Offering Equestrian for grades 3-8.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 190 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Charlotte, NC is $15,724 for elementary schools and $15,794 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Charlotte, NC is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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