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-April 19, 2019

As we have walked through the past 40 days of Lent it has led us to today, Good Friday, and all it means to us so that Easter could happen.   We serve a mighty, loving, and compassionate God who cares for each one of his children.  This is evident in what Christ endured for us […]

FS/SS/PR Newsletter-April 12, 2019

  “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” John 13:17. This Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday. We remember Jesus’ triumphant entrance into the Holy City. Palm Sunday draws us into all of the soulful emotions of Holy Week. It is our greatest desire, as parents and staff, to […]

FS/SS/PR Newsletter-March 28, 2019

What a joy it is for our teachers to meet and reflect on the growth of each child. We care so deeply for the academic, emotional, spiritual and social development of every child we have been blessed with. Each one is beautifully unique and, I’m grateful to say, so very loved by his/her teacher. We […]