Tuition Assistance Threshold Lowered

God has done amazing things to make ZCS an option for many families who struggle to afford the tuition. 泽兰基督教学校 – Escuela Cristiana de Zeeland – Zeeland Christian School is the only threeschool – 8th-grade school in the Midwest where your child can learn in a Christ-centered and tri-lingual environment where all abilities are welcome…

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Teacher Spotlight: Ran Tao Schlosser

Ran (pronounced “ren”), or Tao Laoshi (Tah-ow) (La-ow-shur[which means teacher]) as known by students, had a very unique start to her teaching career at Zeeland Christian.  She was able to experience nearly all of the mandarin elementary classrooms in just two short years. When she learned about the immersion program at Zeeland Christian from a…

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The Osterinks: Beyond the classroom

Our family has been involved with the Mandarin Immersion program at ZCS for over 7 years now. From our initial experiences up to today, we have been blessed to learn and grow new things with each additional year our kids are in the program. Though in the beginning we may have had hesitations around our…

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Teacher Spotlight: Baolian Xie

Zeeland Christian School Mandarin Immersion 2nd and 3rd-grade teacher Baolian (Bow-lee-en) Xie (see-ay) was recognized as one of Holland Sentinel’s 2019-2020 Amazing Teachers. “This is my dream job,” said Baolian or Xie Laoshi (la-ow-shur – Mandarin Chinese for teacher) as known by her students. Teaching is more than just a job; it’s a daily blessing…

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The Moellers: Preparing our children for God’s path

When our oldest was five and ready for kindergarten, it felt like a HUGE leap of faith to start Mandarin full-time. We started asking ourselves: “Is he ready for Chinese? How will he learn English? What if it’s hard?”  After a lot of questioning, we realized we needed to change our perspective from asking hesitantly…

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Preschool at Creation Ridge: A Mom’s Perspective

Note: Creation Ridge is a Zeeland Christian nature-based preschool offering threeschool and preschool classes in English and Spanish. We also offer an afternoon Explorers class. Combining experiential and explorational learning with the truth of God as our Creator makes for an unbelievable preschool experience. by Molly Kehrer, Creation Ridge Mom, ZCS Parent, and Board Member…

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Like Nowhere Else

For four years, I have driven 86 miles a day to be a part of what God is doing at Zeeland Christian School. That’s 86,688 miles and 2,016 hours of commuting. As of this month, however, that’s no longer the case! My wife and I have purchased a house in Graafschap and are thrilled to…

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ZCS Graduates Innagural Class of Mandarin Immersion Students

即将结束的2020学年不仅对于泽兰基督学校来说非同寻常,对于所有渥太华县的学校,以及所有中西部地区的基督教学校来说也是史上首次。8年级的毕业班里将会有一小部分学生在进入高中之时就具有中英文双语能力。这些学生开始小学的学业时并不会说任何中文,但是经过了8年沉浸式中文的学习,这些同学在毕业时达到了8年级中文会话,阅读和写作的能力。“我非常喜欢学习中文,”学生刘佳宜说,“我感谢泽兰基督学校给我这样的机会。我希望能够在生活里用中文帮助别人认识上帝。” The closing of the 2020 school year may have been unique for Zeeland Christian School, but it also marks a historic first for any school in Ottawa County and any Christian school in the Midwest. Within the 8th grade graduating class of 2020 is a small group of students who will begin high school…

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