Nationally Recognized as a Leader in the Field of Education
In August 2017, HCES was nationally recognized for our innovative approach to education, our unique school community and what we do best - fostering independence and creativity while developing children’s intrinsic motivation to learn, and Inspiring Children to Be the Difference both in and out of the classroom.
HCES was one of only 2 schools and the only private school in Tallahassee asked to host the United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, as she toured campus visiting Lower and Middle School classrooms. Secretary DeVos interacted with the students, as they coded Lego Robots in the Lower School STEM Lab, played a language arts game in 5th grade, observed the design process in the MakerSpace and talked to Middle School Foundations in Technology students. She also had the opportunity to read a Dr. Seuss favorite, “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” to kindergarten students. At the conclusion of the tour, Madame Secretary DeVos addressed members of the press, answered questions and had this to say about our incredible school.