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


FS/SS/PR Newsletter – November 2019

November is one of the times of year when we reflect, especially around the time of  Thanksgiving. Our first thoughts might be of delicious fall foods like mashed potatoes, cranberries, corn, stuffing, turkey, and pumpkin pie. What did we have last year? What will we have this year? And then our thoughts can deepen to… Read More: FS/SS/PR Newsletter – November 2019

FS/SS/PR Newsletter – October 2019

Dear Parents: Holland Christian Elementary Walkathon was another huge success! Thanks to the Parent Boards, to the team of parents in charge, to the sponsors, to the donors, and to everyone who gave time, money, and support! It was a beautiful, windy day, after a stormy night and a rainy morning. The students are excited… Read More: FS/SS/PR Newsletter – October 2019

FS/SS/PR Newsletter – September 2019

We are off to a great start! It is a blessing to get to know a new class of students, establish a routine, and begin the work of learning for the year. Thanks for partnering with us in this process. Let us know how we can continue to serve you and your child(ren). Pray for… Read More: FS/SS/PR Newsletter – September 2019