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.

Mr. Tim Howell, Principal

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

“I like that all the teachers are very nice and helpful and I never feel like I don’t belong there.”

-Maxwell Machiela ’23


South Side/Pine Ridge – Newsletter September 2020

Dear Parents, September is a month of settling into routines and we are looking forward to these happening over the next few weeks. Along with the routines there will be a few activities that add fun and excitement to our routines. Others, such as MAP testing is an activity that may not be fun or… Read More: South Side/Pine Ridge – Newsletter September 2020

SS/PR First Day of School Details

Dear Parents, It was so good to see all of you last night! Thank you for partnering with us this year! Hopefully, the videos teachers sent out and your visit to the schools and classrooms last night answered many of your questions. We have been praying, planning, and putting into place procedures, many required, to… Read More: SS/PR First Day of School Details

Welcome Back to School Information

Dear Parents, It’s that exciting time of year again! Teachers are returning to classrooms, custodial staff is completing the final details to make the schools sparkle, and the executive assistants are finalizing all the records, student data, and such for another smooth start back to school. New ideas like “To Go Bags” that students can… Read More: Welcome Back to School Information