Letter from the Director
Welcome to Middle School at PES!
The middle school years are a time of great change for an adolescent, and at Palisades Episcopal School, we embrace these hallmark years. During the Middle School years, our classical curriculum ensures that students go beyond the facts to hone their problem solving and critical and analytical thinking skills. By identifying our student’s individual strengths and gifts, we ensure that our students are challenged and engaged in the learning process. Palisades Episcopal School students are taught how to think, not just what to think. Our approach to learning encourages student participation while developing strong public speaking and organizational skills, and confidence. We offer sports programs, bi-weekly physical education classes, leadership development classes like Athena’s Path, Hero’s Pursuit and Girls on the Run, weekly chapel services, and a daily faith studies program all designed to educate the whole student: mind, body and spirit.
Palisades Episcopal School middle school students are challenged to reach their God given potential in academics, leadership and service. They continually receive national recognition as Duke TIP Scholars and Presidential Awards in both Excellence and Outstanding Achievement. They have served as People to People Ambassadors and take seriously their role as campus leaders, serving as reading, math and lunch buddies to the lower school students and chapel helpers for the entire school. Students are involved in quarterly community service projects and have the opportunity to participate in a weeklong mission trip, allowing them to apply learned skills to real world problems.
A middle school student at Palisades Episcopal School graduates a compassionate, self-reliant, responsible individual, who has the ability to make the right choices and the confidence to defend those choices, ensuring they will not only be successful at the next level of education but in life.
We appreciate your interest in our program, and hope you will visit our campus to see firsthand all the wonderful learning that is taking place in Middle School.