Welcome to Holy Comforter Episcopal School! 

I hope our website will better acquaint you with the people and programs that make HCES such a unique place. Established in 1955, Holy Comforter is the oldest independent school in Tallahassee and has offered an innovative program focused on educating the whole child in a caring and supportive community. A HCES education is defined by the pursuit of excellence and a commitment to build character through a balanced program of academics, spiritual development, athletics and the arts.

HCES has a long history of academic excellence by offering an enriched learning environment based on Christian principles enhancing the mind, body and spirit of all of our students. At HCES we strive to Inspire Children to Be the Difference both in and out of the classroom by offering opportunities to grow socially and spiritually; a combination that fosters independence and creativity, while developing a child’s intrinsic motivation to learn and grow.

At Holy Comforter we make decisions on what is in the best interest of our students. From pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, HCES students thrive in an intimate caring environment characterized by small classes, innovative instruction and individualized attention. Our dedicated and talented teachers are expert educators who are focused on the personal growth and success of each child. A strong partnership exists with our families who volunteer their time, talents, and resources to enhance the educational experience and strengthen our school community.

We believe that your child comes to us as a unique creation of God to love and nurture. We seek to help each student reach his or her full educational potential. I encourage you to visit our beautiful 85-acre campus, meet our dedicated faculty, and get to know the people that help create our school family. On a personal note I am excited to not only be the Head of School, but also the parent of a proud alum and two current students thriving here at Holy Comforter!

Most Sincerely,

Peter M. Klekamp
Head of School
Our Mission:
Holy Comforter Episcopal School believes that each child is a unique creation of God. Our mission is to nourish the spirit, challenge the mind, and strengthen the body in a Christian environment, encouraging each child to achieve his or her maximum potential as a contributing member of society.

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  • Our Philosophy

    Our philosophy at Holy Comforter Episcopal School is that the education of the total child can best take place in an environment centered in, and supported by, the love of God in Jesus Christ. We recognize that each student is a unique creation of God. We endeavor to help our students discover their talents and abilities, while encouraging them to develop a personal relationship with God. We strive to instill habits and attitudes conducive to academic achievement, responsible behavior, positive nurturing relationships, respect for others and maturity. We pledge to maintain a high scholastic standard and to equip our students with intellectual curiosity and confidence enabling them to achieve their maximum potential.
    We aim to provide our students with opportunities to acquire an education that includes knowledge of the world around them, basic skills in subject matter, practice in decision-making, citizenship, moral and ethical conduct, mental, physical and emotional health, scientific and cultural appreciation, and environmental and economic understanding. Using our philosophy as a foundation, the School works as a unified body to provide quality education in a Christian atmosphere to students of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, races, and economic levels. We maintain accountability within the community we serve by encouraging interactions among staff, students, parents, and the Holy Comforter parish family.
  • Our Vision

    Our vision at Holy Comforter Episcopal School is to continue its tradition of developing successful students, lifelong learners, and productive citizens with a recognition of God’s love for all people and a knowledge of His work in the world about them.
    • Peter Klekamp, Head of School, Holy Comforter Episcopal School

      Peter Klekamp, Head of School, Holy Comforter Episcopal School

Holy Comforter Episcopal School | 2001 Fleischmann Road | Tallahassee, Florida 32308 | 850-383-1007