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Fast Facts
OUR PROGRAM
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 96th 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)
OUR CURRICULUM
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
OUR COMMUNITY
  • 72% 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
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