Palisades Episcopal School

  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2007

Student Body

Total Students190 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Palisades Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition 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 DirectorMonique Gilbert
Admissions AssociateJeannine Hogue


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Equestrian, Flag Football, Golf, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryEquestrian,
Flag FootballGolf,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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
  • Offering Equestrian for grades 3-8.

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  • Charlotte
    Grades: K-12 | 128 students
    24.2 miles
    10132 Harrisburg Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28215
    (704) 549-4101
    24.2 K-12
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    Grades: K-12 | 1078 students
    15.6 miles
    7301 Sardis Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28270
    (704) 366-5657
    15.6 K-12
  • Charlotte
    Grades: PK-12 | 1665 students
    14.1 miles
    1440 Carmel Road
    Charlotte, NC 28226
    (704) 943-4530
    14.1 PK-12

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