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-October 19, 2018 DRAFT

Creative Minds at Pine Ridge              Parents, we look forward to listening to you and celebrating our partnership at parent/teacher conferences next week. We are eager to share areas of growth in your child and plans for further development. See you next week! Shared Announcements We NEED YOUR HELP for our Annual […]

FS/SS/PR Newsletter-October 12, 2018

What a blessing it is to welcome a fleet of eager grandparents/friends into our midst! Yesterday, both Pine Ridge and South Side’s hallways and classsrooms were bustling over with enthusiasm, eager tour guides, shared projects and just raw, intergenerational love. All of these activities are wonderful and celebratory, but it’s the singing. Oh the praise […]

FS/SS/PR Newsletter-October 5, 2018

The calendar page has turned. The weather seems to have turned. A new season is upon us. October brings much excitement. Please note in the details below regarding our Grandparents/friends’ Day celebrations, parent/teacher conference dates and times as well as our first quarter report cards which will be coming to you soon. It is a […]