Facts and Figures
Palisades Episcopal School is a school honoring Christ and committed to providing a classical education challenging the mind, body and spirit.
Palisades Episcopal School (PES) opened in 2007, serving children in grades K-4. An additional grade was added each year completing the scope with grades JK-8 in the fall of 2011. Today, the school has 160 students in grades JK-8, and has dual-accreditation with SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools) and SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).
PES was founded to provide students from all backgrounds a Christ-centered and classical education challenging the mind, body and spirit. PES works to cultivate and inspire its students and help them grow into productive and successful citizens.
As Episcopalians, we are called to “grow and assist others in their growth, as we seek to become the people God created us to be.” By establishing this school, we are fulfilling this covenant to reach, to serve, to worship, and to grow together in Christ. The mission of the Episcopal Church is being realized through Palisades Episcopal School and our commitment to being a ministry to children and a ministry to the Charlotte community.
Located in The Palisades community in southwest Mecklenburg County, our school offers the perfect setting for students to explore the potential in themselves and in the world God has created around us.
Our nine-acre campus includes a 10,000 square foot facility which accommodates JK – 1st grades within two buildings and offers self-contained academic classrooms, as well as space for art, music, language, physical education instruction and lunch. Our temporary learning villas provide classrooms for our 2nd- 8th grade students, as well as a lunchroom.
In the near future, ground will be broken for our permanent facility. In addition to our physical buildings, The Palisades community provides activities for our students such as golf, tennis and swimming.
Peter Browning, Chairman, Board of Trustees; Kerin Hughes, Head of School
FACULTY/STAFF: Faculty: 12 full-time faculty, 6 full-time teaching assistants, 7 enrichment teachers. 58% of full-time faculty have advanced degrees. Average full-time faculty teaching experience of 10 years.
Staff: Head of School, Admissions Director, Business Manager, Director of Development and Communications, Chaplain, Executive Assistant, Receptionist
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: 9:1 with optimal class size of 18 students for JK; 20 students for K-8