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


SS/PR Newsletter – December

Dear Parents, Our classrooms typically bustles with the busyness and chatter of engaged learning and discovery. As we approach the advent season, however, there may be some unique morning routines. An observer might find moments when the classroom lights are turned off. The noise is stilled. The classroom takes on a special atmosphere. Something important… Read More: SS/PR Newsletter – December

South Side Poinsettia Sale 2020

South Side is selling 6” poinsettia plants with 5-7 blooms for $10.00 each with satisfaction guaranteed. The colors are red, white, pink, marble, and maroon. Orders will be taken until noon on Monday, November 30. Parents, we will use a sign-up genius link to schedule a contactless pick up and to control the busyness of… Read More: South Side Poinsettia Sale 2020

SS/PR Newsletter – November 2020

Dear Parents, In the past couple of weeks, our first grade students have been learning about Sukkot, “The Time of our Rejoicing.” Sukkot was a special time for the Hebrew people of giving thanks to God for the harvest, and it was a time of acknowledging utter and complete dependence upon God for all the… Read More: SS/PR Newsletter – November 2020