Discover

the joyful love of learning for your child.

Discover

the joyful love of learning for your child.

Discover

the joyful love of learning for your child.

Discover

the joyful love of learning for your child.

Admission Tours Available

At PES, we understand that you keep a busy schedule. That’s why we offer flexible tour times that work around your life. Our Advancement Director will gladly coordinate with you.

Intimate class sizes and low student-teacher ratios are at the heart of joyful learning here at Palisades Episcopal School. Ours is a unique learning environment that fosters curiosity and creativity in your child. At PES, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We celebrate individual strengths and talents to help students find a lifelong love of learning and a path that amplifies their unique gifts.

PES is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and Cognia (formerly AdvancED). In addition, PES is a proud member of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES).

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Acceptance to Best-Fit High Schools

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Participation in Middle School Athletics

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Participation in Visual & Performing Arts

75%

Faculty/Staff with 10+ years of experience in education

92

Percentile ranking based on students’ national test scores

9:1

Average Student/Teacher Ratio

25

Conference Championships

Academics

Elevating The Mind

Academics

You’re invited to explore how we nurture and cultivate our students’ natural curiosity to build critical analytical and creative thinking skills for a lifelong love of learning and discovery.

Community

Nurturing The Body & Spirit

Active participation in championship athletics, a first-rate equestrian program, the arts and community service projects provide a well-rounded, engaging educational experience.

Our Mission

Palisades Episcopal School is a school honoring Christ and committed to providing a classical education challenging the mind, body and spirit.

Seeing is Believing

Join us at your convenience to discover the best of education.

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Today is the last day of school and PES has had a month full of fun activities, field trips and family time on campus! Kindergartners hosted a Mothers Day tea and a Fathers Sports picnic, and enjoyed a visit at the airports Overlook Park; 1st graders had fun exploring Discovery Place and enjoying a pony picnic at the Equestrian Center (1st graders Auction win!); JKers went strawberry picking at Blacks Peaches; 8th graders enjoyed their annual Spanish lunch; Middle Schoolers launched homemade rockets outside; 3rd graders visited the Schiele Museum; and teachers spent time with student auction winners going to parks and having lunch. We wish everyone a safe & joyful summer! #pesfieldtripfriday #pesauction2022

Today is the last day of school and PES has had a month full of fun activities, field trips and family time on campus! Kindergartners hosted a Mother's Day tea and a Father's Sports picnic, and enjoyed a visit at the airport's Overlook Park; 1st graders had fun exploring Discovery Place and enjoying a pony picnic at the Equestrian Center (1st grader's Auction win!); JKers went strawberry picking at Black's Peaches; 8th graders enjoyed their annual Spanish lunch; Middle Schoolers launched homemade rockets outside; 3rd graders visited the Schiele Museum; and teachers spent time with student auction winners going to parks and having lunch. We wish everyone a safe & joyful summer! #pesfieldtripfriday #pesauction2022 ... See MoreSee Less

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We were honored & thankful to have the Right Reverend Samuel S. Rodman, Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, address our 2022 graduates during our Commencement Ceremony today. Congratulations to our largest PES graduating class yet - we are very proud of you! Huge shoutout to all the PES Alum who also attended today to support their peers & siblings. Once a Gryphon, always a Gryphon! #pesthankfulthursday #pesthrowbackthursday #pesalumni

We were honored & thankful to have the Right Reverend Samuel S. Rodman, Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, address our 2022 graduates during our Commencement Ceremony today. Congratulations to our largest PES graduating class yet - we are very proud of you! Huge shoutout to all the PES Alum who also attended today to support their peers & siblings. Once a Gryphon, always a Gryphon! #pesthankfulthursday #pesthrowbackthursday #pesalumni ... See MoreSee Less

PES hosted its Annual Sports Banquet this week to honor all our student athletes and recognize students with awards for MVP, Coaching, Sportsmanship, and Most Improved. Our Equestrian Team also had an awesome weekend at Highfields in Aiken for the PSJ show, with great results & ribbons all weekend, including Reserve Champion in the Walk Trot for 3rd grade rider and school horse Maxamillion, a 5th grade rider with horse Irish Fury earning 3rd place ribbons in a massive division of crossrailers, and PES Alum Amelia Vasquez (‘20) with her horse Cadet’s Mateo winning 1st in the Pre Children’s Hunter Under Saddle and 2nd in the Hunter Over Fences. Congratulations to all our student athletes for their dedication & perseverance all year - way to go Gryphons!
#peswelldonewednesday #pesequestrian

PES hosted its Annual Sports Banquet this week to honor all our student athletes and recognize students with awards for MVP, Coaching, Sportsmanship, and Most Improved. Our Equestrian Team also had an awesome weekend at Highfields in Aiken for the PSJ show, with great results & ribbons all weekend, including Reserve Champion in the Walk Trot for 3rd grade rider and school horse Maxamillion, a 5th grade rider with horse Irish Fury earning 3rd place ribbons in a massive division of crossrailers, and PES Alum Amelia Vasquez (‘20) with her horse Cadet’s Mateo winning 1st in the Pre Children’s Hunter Under Saddle and 2nd in the Hunter Over Fences. Congratulations to all our student athletes for their dedication & perseverance all year - way to go Gryphons!
#peswelldonewednesday #pesequestrian
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