Transportation

Bus transportation for our students occurs through a number of different venues: Holland Public Schools, Zeeland Public Schools, and Holland Christian Schools. Each of these providers have their own registration form linked below.

Our Holland and Zeeland Public School partners have been generous with sharing resources, and we appreciate their cooperation, though these schools are permitted to transport only residents of their own school districts.

Please direct any questions you may have regarding transportation, including registration for the upcoming school year, to the Administration Office at 616.820.2805 or email transportation@hollandchristian.org.

Below are the school bus transportation providers available to transport your student(s) to Holland Christian School buildings, as well as the dates that busing is unavailable for those particular districts.

Bus Safety Information

Busing Information

South Side Student Transportation

This busing service provides transportation for families who live south and east of Holland, in Allegan County, and including Saugatuck, Hamilton, Overisel, Oakland, and south Holland area for transportation to:

  • South Side Elementary
  • Pine Ridge Elementary
  • Forest School
  • Holland Christian Middle School
  • Holland Christian High School

Families desiring transportation for 22-23 school year MUST fill out the South Side transportation form to be eligible for busing.

South Side Transportation fees are listed below. The cost is a base rate plus a mileage rate for each student per year. The starting point for the mileage rate is the Holland Christian administration office. This is a subscription type of service: If you subscribe to this service, you will be charged this listed fee regardless of the number of times your child rides the bus. You will be billed after school starts.

Mileage Bus Rate Mileage Rate Year Rate Per Student
 0-2 miles from school $230.00 + 0.00 $ 230.00
 2-3 miles from school $230.00 + 35.00 $ 265.00
 3-4 miles from school $230.00 + 70.00 $ 300.00
 4-5 miles from school $230.00 + 105.00 $ 335.00
 5-6 miles from school $230.00 + 140.00 $ 370.00
 6-7 miles from school $230.00 + 175.00 $ 405.00
 7-8 miles from school $230.00 + 210.00 $440.00
 8-9 miles from school $230.00 + 245.00 $ 475.00
 9-10 miles from school $230.00 + 280.00 $ 510.00
 Over 10 miles from school $230.00 +315.00 $ 545.00

You will receive your route info with pick-up time, bus driver and bus number in mid-August.

South Side Bus Transportation Group

South side student transportation is organized by a non-profit, parent-led group, South Side Bus Transportation (SBT), created specifically to support families of Allegan County in the Saugatuck, Hamilton, Overisel, Oakland and south Holland areas with busing to Holland Christian Schools. SBT hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to help keep transportation costs affordable, and families that participate earn money to offset the cost of busing. Contact them to learn more!

Event Dates:
  • SBT Annual Meeting: Last Monday in February, 7:00 pm, Trestle Stop Restaurant, Hamilton, MI
  • Tulip Time Glow-in-the-Dark Fundraiser: Tulip Time fireworks display, Kollen’s Park, Holland, MI
  • Holland 100 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: 3rd Saturday in July, East Saugatuck CRC, Holland, MI
SBT Officers:
Address:

Southside Bus Transportation
P.O. Box 85
Hamilton, MI 49419

North Side Student Transportation

Families who live on the north side of Holland who need AM and/or PM busing to:

  • Rose Park Elementary
  • Holland Christian Middle School
  • Holland Christian High School

Students are asked to have only one pick-up and drop-off location. The final locations will be determined by the HC Transportation Department.

Families desiring transportation for 2022-2023 school year must fill out the North Side transportation form to be eligible for busing.

North Side Transportation fees:

There is a transportation fee of $230 per year for one student or $460 for a family of 2 or more students. This fee is payable to Holland Christian Schools and can be delivered to the Rose Park School office, the Middle School office, or mailed to the Holland Christian Administration Office at 956 Ottawa Ave, Holland, MI 49423.

Families desiring transportation for 2022-2023 school year MUST fill out and return the registration form to be eligible for busing. (The registration form will be available linked here in March 2022.)

AM & PM Shuttle: Middle School & High School Only

A shuttle bus is available at Rose Park Elementary to transfer middle school and high school students from the north side before and after school. The fee for this shuttle-only bus service is $75 per student per year.

AM Shuttle from Rose Park Elementary

Departure time is 7:30 am. Students board the shuttle bus in the bus loading/unloading zone at Rose Park and shuttle to the Middle School and then to the High School.

PM Shuttle to Rose Park Elementary

After school, middle school and high school students may shuttle to Rose Park Elementary where they may exit the bus for parent pick-up. (Families wishing this transportation choice should indicate so when filling out the online registration form.)

Students needing transportation to their primary residence or to a daycare/alternate site should transfer to their assigned North Side Student Transportation bus at Rose Park, and additional fees apply.

AM & PM Shuttle: Rose Park Spanish Immersion Only

For the 2022-23 school year, we are using one shuttle bus to transfer Rose Park Spanish Immersion students from South Side in the morning and then returning to South Side in the afternoon. Morning pick up at South Side will be at 8 am. Afternoon drop off at South Side will be at around 3:30 pm. There is no fee for this service.

City of Holland Residents

Families who live within the Holland Public School district and need morning and/or afternoon busing to:

  • South Side Elementary
  • Pine Ridge Elementary
  • Forest School
  • Holland Christian Middle School
  • Holland Christian High School

For families who live within the Holland Public School District, transportation to and from Holland Christian is available from Holland Public Schools. Students must live more than 1.25 miles from your elementary school, or 1.5 miles from the middle school or high school. Only one pick-up location and drop-off location. Final locations will be determined by the Holland Public Schools Transportation Department.

The Holland Public Transportation Registration Form must be filled out for every Holland Christian student desiring transportation through Holland Public busing (even if you have used HPS busing in previous years).Families desiring transportation for 22-23 school year must fill out the Holland Public transportation form.

Cost for Holland Public busing is FREE.

You will be notified by HPS in mid-August of the stop location, pick-up and drop-off times.

Please note: All HPS transportation communication occurs within their parent portal. HPS transportation availability and communication is subject to HPS staffing and leadership. See below for the Holland Public “No busing available” dates.

Any questions, please contact Holland Public Schools Transportation at 616.494.2950.

City of Zeeland Residents

Families of Holland Christian High School students who reside in the Zeeland School District, and need busing to/from Zeeland should complete the Zeeland Public Transportation Form.

Notification of any fees, pickup/drop off details, bus availability and any other communication will be provided by ZPS staff. ZPS transportation availability and communication is subject to ZPS staffing and leadership.

Any questions, please contact Brenda VanderKooy with Zeeland Public Schools Transportation at bvander1@zps.org.

Before/After School Transportation

If your child attends Pine Ridge or Forest School and will also be participating in Before School Care / After School Care at South Side Elementary, you may sign up for transportation in the mornings or afternoons. Please fill out one After School Tranposrtation form for each child.

Have Questions?

We are here to help! Contact the Administration Office at 616.820.2805 or transportation@hollandchristian.org with any questions.

Email transportation@hollandchristian.org