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-May 17, 2019

Shared Announcements End of Year Housekeeping With the end of the year fast approaching this is a time to remind parents of a couple of things listed below: Please be sure to check the Lost and Found table in both South Side and Pine Ridge.   Items left after June 7th will be donated to ditto. […]

FS/SS/PR Newsletter-May 10, 2019

The children have been working diligently (and attempting secrecy….thanks for pretending to be shocked at the appropriate times) to celebrate and love on their special moms in preparation for Mothers Day. And, oh, there is so much to celebrate. As teachers and staff, we too are so grateful for each of the mothers who work […]

FS/SS/PR Newsletter-May 3, 2019

Shared Announcements Tulip Time Tulip Time is almost upon us! Please be sure to read the specific information within both South Side and Pine Ridge heading because there are some different items listed that are specific per campus for Tulip Time parade days.  If you are looking for more general information you may click this […]