My name is Claire DePree
What really stood out at Hope was the professors.
Growing up in Holland, and seeing how involved Hope College and the community are with each other, really set a high standard for me. It was hard for me to visit other colleges. But what really stood out at Hope was the professors. They are truly amazing people. Not only do they care about you on an academic level, but they take the time to get to know you on an individual level as well. I have never had a professor who hasn’t taken the time to get to know me as a person rather then just another student in their class.
My name is Amy Aalderink
I really enjoy Holland Christian.
I love the choice of schools offered in Holland. My husband and I chose Holland Christian schools for my kids because it feels like a small school where every teacher knows every kid. However, it acts like a large school because it is part of a larger system with all the opportunities that affords; like orchestra, choir, sports, and much more. The mission of Holland Christian is not only to equip minds, but to nurture hearts so that my kids can transform the world. I appreciate the fact my children can learn in an environment where every kid is viewed as a child of God.
My name is Craig Tommela
From preschool to college to adult education, Holland is invested in learning.
From preschool to college to adult education, Holland is invested in learning. From a personal perspective, I can say the great teachers we’ve experienced are very focused on each child, communicating with us in all areas of education, behavior and development. Our daughter has made great strides in reading beyond her grade level because of the individual attention received and the opportunities provided. I can even say that some times my kids even enjoy school!
My name is Lorma Freestone
It truly does take a village to raise a child. Holland is a great village.
We have two fantastic kids who happily went through the Holland Public School System. It took a marvelous group of educators to form these wonderful adults our children have become. As they say, it truly does take a village to raise a child, and Holland is a great village!
My name is H. Bin LIm
I came to Holland from El Paso.
My name is H. Bin Lim. I came to Holland from El Paso, Texas. Before that, I lived in Germany. In my thirty-five years as a resident of Holland, I have seen a once-homogenous community accept newcomers, grow to embrace change, and evolve into a diverse community. I have valued Holland’s public schools, enjoyed personal relationships with our children’s teachers and enjoyed both its small town atmosphere and proximately to big cities.
My name is Cammy Schaap
I feel lucky to have so many schools and colleges here.
I feel lucky to have so many schools and colleges because we have smart people here and that can only help our town be better and want other smart people to come. Many times the colleges send people to help our students, and I’ve had really close relationships with my teachers because they are kind, helpful and really smart.
My name is Kirsen Doolittle
There is no better place to live than Holland.
What’s great is that our community is committed to the success of many things, our great downtown, our solid companies, our wonderful educational opportunities…there is no better place to live than Holland.
My name is Lorna Jarvis
As a Latina I appreciate the school's interest in developing Spanish-speaking students.
We have had kids in both Holland Public Schools and Black River Public School. The interaction with the teachers and principals in both systems has been outstanding. I particularly appreciate the effort BRPS makes to prepare students for college while maintaining education in the Arts. As a Latina mother, I also appreciate the schools' interest in developing students who can communicate in Spanish and appreciate cultural and racial differences.
My name is Victor Orozco
I am extremely proud to have my grandsons in Holland Public Schools.
Several years ago, a teacher from Washington School took time out of their day to sit with us at our kitchen table and spend time with our grandsons. This says a lot about our public education system. I am extremely proud to have my grandsons in Holland Public Schools.
My name is Susan Langejans
My kids have been challenged, encouraged and supported.
Having four kids in a blended family, we have always approached our kids' education on an individual basis - each of which has had their own unique set of circumstances. And although having 4 kids in as many as 3 different schools at once has been a challenge, the ability for them to have this opportunity has been worth the effort. My kids have been able to each find their own individual environment where they have been challenged, encouraged and supported.