Fast Facts
Located in the Palisades community in southwest Mecklenburg County, our nine-acre campus includes a 10,0000 square foot permanent facility as well as temporary learning cottages. We eagerly anticipate the building of our new recreational facility, The Kathy and Peter Browning Recreational Center. In addition to our physical buildings, the Palisades community provides activities for our students such as golf, tennis and swimming.
  • Student/Teacher Ratio: Average of 9:1
  • Class Size: 18 students for JK; 20 students for K-8
  • Ranked nationally in the 95th percentile based on students' scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
  • Thirty-four out of fifty-seven students qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)
  • Accredited by both the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
By focusing on the art of learning and the value of character, PES instills enthusiasm, responsibility and strong moral character in our students, while equipping them to excel both academically and socially. Our curriculum includes:
  • Daily Devotions and Weekly Chapel Services
  • Service Integration
  • Humanities
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History/World Studies
  • Foreign Languages (Spanish/Latin)
  • Art
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Middle School Explorer Series
  • 1:1 technology in grades 4-8
  • Single gender homeroom in grades 6-8
  • Girls on the Run
  • Afterschool Program
  • School-wide Annual Musical
  • 76% of our students participate in the annual musical
  • 90% of our students participate in Middle School Athletics
  • Ethnic Diversity: 72% Caucasian; 13% African-American; 8% Latino/Hispanic; 4% Multi- Ethnic;3% Asian American
  • Religious Diversity: 32% Non-reporting; 20% Non-Denominational Christian; 15% Catholic; 11% Methodist; 8% Episcopal; 5% Lutheran; 4% Presbyterian; 3% Baptist; 2% Other

Palisades Episcopal School Board of Trustees

Kerin S. Hughes, Head of School

Kevin Dunlap, Chairman

Charles T. Davidson, Vice Chairman

Shanna Morales, Treasurer

Stephanie Jackson, D.D.S., Secretary

The Rev. Josh Bowron

Jordan Gross

Aaron Kneas

Fred H. Lowenbach

Gerry Merriam

Steve Pollak

John D. Williams




Annual Report

We invite you to view our accomplishments in the PES 2014-2015 Annual Report..

Directions & Map

Located in The Palisades community in southwest Mecklenburg County, PES offers the perfect setting for students to explore the potential in themselves and in the world God has created around us.




Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at Palisades Episcopal School. We welcome the submission of applications to be considered for openings as they occur. Interested candidates should download and submit forms below with necessary supporting information to the attention of the Head of School's Office,  Palisades Episcopal School, 13120 Grand Palisades Parkway, Charlotte, NC  28278 or via email at bhunsaker@pescharlotte.org.

Current Openings:

Afterschool Assistant


Employment Forms:

Employment Application

Background Check Authorization

Transcript Request

School Calendar

Palisades Episcopal School provides a multi-faceted After School Program that is fun for children and flexible and convenient for parents. Designed to enhance each child’s emotional, intellectual, social, and physical development, our After School program provides our students the opportunity to enjoy organized activities such as Art, Music, Reading, Drama and Physical Education, all in the context of play and recreation. Our weekly themes help build school spirit and teach team-work, and our in house learning experiences and field trips help enhance the learning experience for all of our students.

While many children are enrolled in the After School Program because their parents work, others come on a drop-in basis. Whether your child wants to be with us every afternoon or be an occasional visitor, we are committed to providing a fun and enriching experience for all the children in our care..

Enrichment Classes

Throughout the year, Palisades Episcopal School students are able to enroll in a variety of exciting after-school enrichment opportunities. For the 2015-2016 school year these offerings include:

Bricks 4 Kidz

Chinese Lessons

CrossFit Club

Horseback Riding Lessons (in partnership with The Palisades Equestrian Center)

Music Lessons (guitar, piano, vocal)

Tennis Lessons (in partnership with the Johan Krieg Tennis Academy)

For more information about these programs, please view our After School Enrichment Form.



Summer Programs

Registration is now open for our 2017 Summer Programs! 


(Click camp choice for a larger view)

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Amie Berryhill at aberryhill@pescharlotte.org.



Support PES

The PES Annual Fund

The exceptional educational experiences at PES are made possible because of the philanthropic support of so many. Contributions to our Annual Fund allow PES to increase the educational and extracurricular opportunities available to our students, provide professional development experiences to our dedicated faculty and staff, and remain up to date in technological and cutting edge educational resources. Thank you for your support.

2017 Annual Gala and Auction





Thank You to Our Silver Sponsors





Thank You to Our Table Hosts


Alec Terrick’s Debate Prep Team | Almond, Coletti, Harris & Hogue Families

Ball, Fredericks & Hyde Families | Christy & Eric Ballard | Elizabeth & Kevin Dunlap

Geathers, Gross, Kneas & Wharton Families | Hannon Orthodontics

Kindergarten Families | Merriam & Pollak Families | The Left Brainers

Third Grade Families | Shannon & Ray Zerrusen







PES Partners

We are greatly appreciative to our community partners whose support and involvement makes our achievements possible.  PES Partners support the ongoing accomplishments of our students and school..  From our Spotlight Student program to our Gryphons athletics, from our visual and fine arts programs to our community education events, PES Partners play an integral part in the success of Palisades Episcopal School. 

Thank you to our 2016-2017 PES Parnters.


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