Head of School
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Palisades Episcopal School. Palisades Episcopal School is a school honoring Christ and committed to providing a classical education challenging the mind, body and spirit. I hope as you learn more about the Palisades’ experience, you will come to see what makes our school so special.
For students, we provide the best learning environment where children can engage themselves wholly. Our curriculum and program challenges students using the Classical model where wisdom and virtues are modeled. We embrace teachable moments; teach children how to think, not what to think; and help them come to understand that learning is a wonderful life-long journey. We know through this experience, they can take advantage of their God-given talents to grow academically, socially, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
For faculty, we hire dedicated, nurturing educators who embrace the autonomy of an independent school to fine-tune their own gifts. They enjoy their own educational journey through meaningful professional and personal development as well as the freedom to develop a program that enriches the lives of children. After all, it is the talented educator that provides the greatest academic learning experience.
And finally, for parents, we have a partnership where school and home become one. Parents’ time and talents are invaluable contributions to the school community for many reasons, but most importantly because your involvement helps children strive for more productive and respectable futures.
Again, I welcome you to Palisades Episcopal School website and look forward to meeting your family.
With warmest regards,
Kerin Smith Hughes
Head of School