Why Mandarin?

“I knew that by investing in our children in this way, we were giving them a unique gift that only ZCS could provide. It would be something they could use and enjoy their whole life.” When Ben and Cara Wickstra were deciding on a pre-school for their oldest son Owen, they knew their passion for…

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National Principals Month

Thank you to our middle school Digital Arts Team for photographing, designing, and interviewing our principals! Meet Our Principals! Alicia Zandstra, Preschool Director Betsy Koop, Elementary Principal Tim Paauw, Middle School Principal  What made you decide to become a principal (or go into education)? KOOP – I’ve loved working with kids for as long as…

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Staff Spotlight: Melissa Wire

“But more importantly, I believe that by teaching them about God’s love and grace, we can instill in them a foundation of faith that will guide them throughout their lives no matter where they live in the world.” With a strong love for early childhood education and Chinese culture, Melissa Wire brings a unique perspective…

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World Language: Lindsey Slenk

    After studying abroad in Mexico and spending a summer working for Young Life (Vida Joven) in Costa Rica, Lindsey Slenk found her way back to Zeeland Christian School, this time as a teacher.  Since returning to ZCS 15 years ago, Lindsey has taught every grade level from preschool through 8th grade. “Each grade…

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Peters Family

“Mom, I think I might actually LIKE School.” When the school year first started our kids clearly noticed the differences between their old school and ZCS. They now read their Bibles on their own, offer to pray at dinner, and are asking so many deeper questions about faith and what they’re learning about the Bible.…

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Student Spotlight: Kayleigh VanDyk

At ZCS we have the amazing opportunity of learning 3 different languages. Knowing English, you can speak to 17% of the world. Knowing English and Spanish, you can speak to 25% of the world. Knowing English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese, you can speak to 40% percent of the world. I don’t know about you, but…

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Student Spotlight: Amaya Laarman

Amaya Laarman shares her ZCS experience at the Legacy Event, November 2022 Zeeland Christian has been my school since I started in Preschool. I’ve had so many fun opportunities, friendships, teachers, and classes. I always know I will be safe and loved when I come to school. In all of my core subjects, the ZCS…

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The NEA Big Read

This year two 8th grade reading classes participated in our city-wide NEA Big Read, led by Hope College. Big Read brings our community together around books and uses this shared experience to explore book themes as a springboard to explore themes and listen to each other. Our 8th graders created two visuals exploring the book, Before…

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