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Forest School

Learning is best when it’s relevant for students—when they see its connection to the world around them. And few opportunities offer the level of concrete relevance that a nature-based program does...

…besides dovetailing beautifully with HC’s mission and faith-formative focus—that the Lord cares deeply about the world He made, and we, as His followers, love the things He loves, including His creation.

Research on outdoor education has shown that effective outdoor learning can improve students’ focus, cognitive function, test scores, social skills, wonder and creativity. Our K-4th grade Forest School classes are offered in partnership with the Outdoor Discovery Center, whose naturalists visit regularly and oversee our certification standards.

Miska Rynsburger
Forest School Principal

HC Forest School


880 Ottawa Ave.
Holland, MI  49423
Mrs. Miska Rynsburger, Principal

HC Forest School Staff

Forest School Schedule

On half days, school ends at 11:30am. You can contact the office for a detailed schedule.
K-2nd Drop-off8:00 - 8:20am
First Bell8:20am
Full Day Dismissal3:20pm

Quick Links

View this month’s lunch menu for our K-2nd Grades. More info about our Food Services program can be found on the Food Services Page.

View this month’s lunch menu for our 3rd-5th graders. More info about our Food Services program can be found on the Food Services Page.

Learn more about our school policies, student expectations, extra curriculars, and other general information.

A list of the gear all Forest School students will need during the school year, along with school supplies by grade level each student should bring to school the first day of school.

Read the monthly school newsletter to learn all you need to know about what’s happening this month. Where to go, when to be there, what to do when you’re there!

A volunteer group of parents that supports Forest School staff, raises money for extra school materials, & welcomes new families into our school family.Email us for more information!

Media about HC Forest School


SCHOOL’S ‘OUT’ – LITERALLY | Holland Christian launches ‘Forest Kindergarten’

View Article at WZZM

It’s a ‘Snow Day’ every day at Forest Kindergarten in the winter

View Article at WZZM


Check out these two episodes from the HC Medium Talk Podcast featuring Forest School kindergarten teacher Ron Harig & our Forest School kids!

Have Questions?

We look forward to meeting you and your family and introducing you to the fresh, creative, personalized education at Holland Christian! We are here to help! Get in touch using the contact form linked below or call us at 616.820.2805.

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