The foundation of all programs at Zeeland Christian School is our English program.

This program is a great fit for families who prefer a traditional school experience while taking advantage of cutting-edge and non-traditional teaching techniques!

A 'Traditional' Experience that is Anything but Traditional!

  • Relationship-based teaching - Teachers focus on developing a trusted relationship with students so that the children feel comfortable trying new things.
  • The concept of teachers as facilitators - Teachers point students toward the information they need but do not often provide it to them.
  • Differentiated teaching - Teachers meet each student where he or she is academically.
  • Relevance to the real world - Teachers strive to show students real world applications in everything they teach.
  • A global perspective - Teachers show students the amazing world God has created.
  • Inquiry based learning - Teachers pose questions to students and give them the chance to discover the answers.
  • Exploration - Students are encouraged to explore subject matter as opposed to being led through it by the teacher.
  • Integrated projects - A project on Egypt (social studies) will involve the amazing geometry of the pyramids (math) while reading a fiction book on the life of slave girl in ancient times (language arts).


For more information on our English program, please contact Nakisha DeJong at 616.772.2609 or stibbe@zcs.org.