Palisades Episcopal School

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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, engaging 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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 266 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,675
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Palisades Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
2007

Student Body

Total Students
266 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Palisades Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
57%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $6,755 - $15,675. PES Offers Indexed Tuition - a range of tuitions based on a family\'s ability to pay.
% on Financial Aid
22%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,000
Admissions Director
Monique Gilbert
Admissions Associate
Jeannine Hogue

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
After School Program, Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Annual Musical, Chorus, Piano / Guitar Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Equestrian, Golf 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 265+ 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 and emotionally 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Palisades Episcopal School cost?
Palisades Episcopal School's tuition is approximately $15,675 for private students and $295 for summer students.
What sports does Palisades Episcopal School offer?
Palisades Episcopal School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Equestrian, Flag Football, Golf, Tennis and Volleyball.
What is Palisades Episcopal School's ranking?
Palisades Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Palisades Episcopal School?
The application deadline for Palisades Episcopal School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

5  
Best school ever! PES instills a joyful love of learning in students, as well as social responsibility and strong moral character, by focusing on the art of learning and not merely the memorization and repetition of facts. Children learn more, grow confidently and feel better prepared when the learning environment supports unhurried joyful discovery. The school's goal is to ensure all students are prepared to be lifelong learners and world changers, and as a family who's been with the school for over 6 years, we can attest to the effective of this educational philosophy and rich curriculum. I highly recommend PES for any family looking for a place where joyful learning is embraced, students are known and loved by their teachers, and graduates leave knowing how to connect their heads to their hearts.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 266 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,675
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Charlotte, NC is $16,083 for elementary schools and $16,413 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Charlotte, NC is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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