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We are excited you are here and we can’t wait to meet your family. Come visit our campus and discover what makes our community so unique...seeing is truly believing.

Let's Get to Know Each Other

First and foremost, we want to get to know your family and your child, and we want you to get to know us! The admission process often begins with a visit to our campus to tour our school and meet our team. After visiting with us, families are encouraged to apply online and set up an on-campus child-centered experience → A Play Day for preschool applicants and Shadow Day’s for kindergarten and up. As you navigate through the process, remember that the admissions team is here to partner with you every step of the way.

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  • Nena Martinez

    Nena Martinez began teaching at Holy Comforter in 1998 and has seen many changes on campus. She has taught PK3 through Middle School and loves to work with children of all ages. Nena earned a B.A. from Florida Southern College in Early Childhood & Elementary Education (minor in Spanish), and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from FSU.  

    Nena made the move to administration in 2008 and enjoys sharing the Holy Comforter story with new families while keeping her hand in the classroom. When not at work, Nena loves reading anything with a happy ending, a little light gardening, and traveling. She teaches adult Sunday School and volunteers in various ministries through her church.

    Little known facts:
    1. Nena’s family came to the United States in November of 1960 and was sponsored as a refugee family by First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden, Florida.  Her family highly valued education as “something that couldn’t be taken away” - and was raised in gratitude by the verse from Luke 12, “For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required”.
    2. Nena has crossed the Western Continental Divide - twice...on foot...with a 40 lb backpack...really! 
    Email Nena
    850-383-1007
  • Meghan Wilson

    In 2012, Meghan Wilson began working at Holy Comforter as the Director of Crusader Fund and Special Events. After six years, she moved to the position of Registrar. In addition to working at HCES, Meghan is also an alum! She attended elementary school on the Miccosukee Road campus and recalls some of her fondest childhood memories from her time spent at Holy Comforter. The Kindergarten Circus, 1st grade Nativity chapel, singing The Lord Has a Will and many other traditions that she fondly remembers are still practiced today. Meghan feels fortunate to not only have these memories, but to be able to enjoy them as an adult. “It’s really no surprise I work at HCES, it has always held a big piece of my heart. As a student, it never felt like school but rather an extension of my home and family with academics intertwined.”

    Meghan enjoys working with our families and students even though she is not in the classroom teaching. When not at work, she loves spending time with her family at the beach or playing in their backyard. If she can find a few extra minutes, she enjoys painting, arranging flowers and a good book.

    Little known facts:
    1. Meghan and her family visit Key West for an annual trip of scuba diving and lobstering.
    2. During the summers while in college, Meghan lived and worked at a dude ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
    Email Meghan
 

Admission Process

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  • Step 1: Inquire

    Call or fill out an online inquiry form for more information.
  • Step 2: Parent Visit

    Call or email to schedule a personalized tour at your convenience.
  • Step 3: Apply

    Create a username and password to access the online process and upload documents.
  • Step 4: Student Visit

    Preschool applicants attend a Play Day - registration is via the online Admission Checklist / Kindergarten - 8th-grade applicants schedule a full Shadow Day to experience the Holy Comforter Way.
  • Step 5: Acceptance

    The Admissions Committee will review applications and an offer contracts beginning in January for preschool/kindergarten applicants and April for 1st - 8th-grade applicants.
  • Step 6: Enrollment

    Parents have two weeks to respond to the contract offer, when the contract is
    submitted, the student will be enrolled.
Holy Comforter Episcopal School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  Holy Comforter does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school administered programs.

Holy Comforter Episcopal School complies with F.S. 1006.061 regarding mandatory reporting of misconduct by an instructional personnel member or school administrator.

Holy Comforter Episcopal School complies with the policies of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida and does not accept religious exemptions from vaccinations.

The Strayer Family

“If you are considering Holy Comforter, you probably already know about the strong academic reputation. But equally important is the focus on the individual student. We are confident that the joy of learning and the well-rounded education our children received at Holy Comforter will serve them throughout their academic life and beyond. Our family loves Holy Comforter Episcopal School and we will treasure our time at this wonderful school."

Thank you for exploring a Holy Comforter Episcopal School education.

Finding the right school for your child is an important step in your family’s educational journey. We understand the amount of time it takes to research your school options, so please accept our invitation to assist you throughout this process.

At Holy Comforter, we challenge each student to truly excel academically and personally. Holy Comforter School teachers are recognized as forward-thinking master educators who meet children where they are and help them discover who they truly want to be. Holy Comforter students are artists, scientists, explorers, authors, leaders, friends and collaborators. Holy Comforter classrooms inspire more than just skills in math and reading. They are spaces where curiosity is sparked, discovery is celebrated and the rewards of deeper learning last a lifetime.

A Holy Comforter School education is not measured simply by a diploma but by an educational experience that prepares our graduates to thrive no matter the path they choose in life. As creative/innovative problem solvers, team players, clear communicators, lifelong tech learners and persons of good moral character, our students leave ready to tackle high school and beyond to make a difference.