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Holy Nativity Episcopal School

Private | PK-8


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Posted November 8, 2011

I attended Holy Nativity from pre school to 8th grade and completly loved it! The teachers are eager to be there and provide the students with the best educational experience possible! After graduating Holy Nativity, I went on to attend a prestigous prep school and found that I was more prepared for high school than some of my peers. I attribute all of my success to my wonderful experience at HNES! Go Bolts!

Posted May 27, 2011

Another fabulous year at Holy Nativity Episcopal School and both of our children excelled! Thank you to all of the dedicated teachers, faculty and staff that made this year possible. We look forward to next year and cannot wait to see what the future holds for our precious little school in the Cove! We are truly blessed that our children have the opportunity to attend Holy Nativity!
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Posted May 27, 2011

I haven't had the experience of having any children of my own, but I have had the opportunity to witness the academic and social successes that my nieces and nephews achieved at Holy Nativity School. They have all gone on to graduate from various colleges and have excelled in many different fields. I am sure the groundwork and foundation they received at Holy Nativity played a large role in their accomplishments.

Posted May 12, 2011

The comfort I experience each morning when I drop my kids off at HNES is treasured. I know that my children will be educated at a very high standard in a Christian environment. My children will be loved and safe. They will be exposed to diverse activities. I know that when I pick them up at the end of the day, their lives will have improved from the time they spent at HNES that day. I do not worry at all about them or the level of education they receive at HNES.
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Posted May 12, 2011

I am surprised that there are not more recent reviews of the school. We have two children at the school and could not be happier. They are both flourishing here. I can truly say that HNES is like a family. It is very nurturing and pushes our kids to excel at their pace. SInce it is a private school it is not constrained like a public school and they really do care about the kids and the parents. We are very protective of our two girls (4yo and 8yo) and yet I feel very comfortable when I drop them at school that they are safe and loved. I strongly recommend HNES to everyone!
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Posted May 11, 2011

Both of my children attend this school, as their father did before them. We believe the administration and teacher's mission of providing "leadership, learning and love" has been a large part of their success at Holy Nativity. I am thrilled my children have the opportunity to attend this academic powerhouse and stand firm in my belief that this is the best school in Bay County. Our family is proud to be a part of the HNES legacy!
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Posted May 11, 2011

We love this school!!! From the traditional school building (big classroom windows, hardwood floors, tall ceilings, etc.) to the dedicated exceptional teachers, staff and parents, this school embodies what I want for my children.
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Posted April 10, 2008

Holy Nativity is true to it's claim of 'Excellence in Education.' My children have and are receiving not only an excellent education, but are doing so in an environment of highly trained, proffessional, caring, and compassionate teachers and staff. The foundation in education and values they leave Holy Nativity with lasts a lifetime. We are thankful to be part of the Holy Nativity 'Family.'
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Posted February 25, 2008

Holy Nativity is a great learning experience for my child. She has great friends and she loves the teachers.
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Posted June 13, 2006

Great school,low teacher student ratio,best teachers in Panama City Florida.High academic programs Kunan math in first grade.Higher education in every since of the word.Teachers who love to teach .........Not just a pay ck.Caring staff for your kids with lots of attention in every area.
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Posted January 3, 2006

Holy Nativity is a great school that provides a family background to our child with us being a full time military. Our child has learnt so much, and I pleased on a daily basis on how well the school is doing.
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Posted October 28, 2005

This school used to hold high ideals for education in all arenas - it the past few years, it appears to have lost its moral compass and as a result is providing merely adequate education at a premium price, not the least of which is the self-esteem and efficacy of the students due to poor leadership and oversight of teachers by the administration
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Posted June 18, 2005

Teachers and administrators very professional and loving toward students. My children looked orward to attending each day.
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Posted December 1, 2004

Headmistress McDaniel is superb! Teachers are so caring, and knowledgable. There are constant extracurricular activities going on. Parents care about the betterment of the children and school. Discipline issues are non existant. Terrific! Wonderful! Awesome!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 42%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 4% 29%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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205 Hamilton Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: (850) 747-0060


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