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. Our recreation facility, The Kathryn and Peter Browning Recreation Center, opened in April 2016, adds an additional 10,000 square feet to our campus. 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 91st percentile based on students' scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
  • Forty-three out of ninety-three 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
  • 75% of our students participate in the annual musical
  • 90% of our students participate in Middle School Athletics
  • Ethnic Diversity: 64% Caucasian; 16% African-American; 9% Multi-Ethnic6% Latino/Hispanic;  5% Asian American
  • Religious Diversity: 34% Non-Denominational Christian; 15% Non-reporting; 14% Catholic;  10% Episcopal; 6% Methodist; 6% Presbyterian; 5% Baptist; 4% Other; 3% Lutheran
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