Welcome to South Side. Thank you for taking a few minutes to learn a little about who we are and a bit of all that the South Side community offers. We welcome you to come and visit us when the hallways and classrooms bustle with our preschool through second grade children going about the business of learning about God’s beautiful world while discovering and following His will in their lives.

South Side has been described by many as a children’s garden. What a beautiful metaphor. The children in our garden are lovingly enriched, patiently tended, appreciated and pointed always to their heavenly Father. Our staff is eager and equipped to meet each student where he or she is and to grow them into a deep and faith-filled relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Just like gardening can be messy, learning can be too. Together we learn about one another and discover how we can best meet the needs of each unique child. Children spend much of their time at South Side engaged in enriching learning experiences as well as developing their skills in a workshop model with teachers serving as coaches and encouragers. As you peruse through the pictures and pages here, you will find that it is our humble honor to pray daily with and for each child, to partner with parents, and to walk, one hand in your child’s and the other in God’s, as we grow, develop and learn together.

Mrs. Miska Rynsburger, Principal

913 Pine Ave
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 820-3535

“The culture at South Side is clearly driven by love of the Lord and love for the children. The teachers’ passion is noticeable, clear, and authentic.”



FS/SS/PR Newsletter-December 14, 2018

Advent Season Our classrooms typically bustle with the busyness and chatter of engaged learning. But there have been some unique morning routines recently. An observer might find here and there the classroom lights are turned off. The noise is stilled. The classroom takes on a special atmosphere. Something important and unique is happening. The season […]

FS/SS/PR Newsletter-December 7, 2018

Winter Fun!     Shared Announcements Thank you everyone for successful Scholastic Book Fair Thank you Sarah Lomax and all the wonderful volunteers that helped with the book fair set-up, sales and take down.  We were able to raise $1,991.29 Scholastic dollars for our South Side and Pine Ridge Libraries!  What a blessing! Preparing A Table […]

FS/SS/PR Newsletter-November 30, 2018

Shared Announcements Preparing A Table As you know, our school theme this year is Preparing A Table. We are working each day in different ways to understand what it means to both prepare a table to invite others to as well as to be invited to a table prepared for us. This year, on April […]