About Us

“They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” Psalm 1:3

South Olive Christian (SOCS) is a non-denominational PK-8 Christian School in Holland, Michigan. We live in a challenging and uncertain 21st Century. South Olive Christian School partners with families to raise up the next generation of fearless Kingdom builders. For 70 years, SOCS families have believed access to a Christ-centered education that fosters a love for Jesus Christ should be accessible to ALL regardless of economic means.

Our goal is to raise up Christian young adults who are able to go into the world with a heart for God, a mind trained in discernment, and an unchanging standard by which to live. The relationship that children have with their Lord and Savior is developed and strengthened at home and in the classroom.

2024-2025 Theme

“RISE UP!”

Isaiah 40:31 ” Those who wait up the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall rise up on wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint!”

Welcome to the 2024-25 SOCS theme – “Rise Up!”  This will be a continuation of our theme from the 23/24 school year of “By Faith.” Throughout this school year, we will center our focus around Isaiah 40:31, “Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall rise up on wings as Eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint” 

As we reflect on the lives of biblical and historical figures like Daniel, Moses, David, Ruth, Mary, and many others, we see a common thread: their unwavering faith in God empowered them to “Rise Up” in the face of challenges and adversity. Inspired by Isaiah 40:31, which reminds us that “those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength,” we are encouraged to soar on wings like eagles, to run without growing weary, and to walk without fainting.

Throughout the coming months, join us in diving deeper into the stories of these remarkable individuals. Each month, we can focus on a different figure, exploring how their faith guided them to “rise up” and answer God’s call in their lives. This exploration will not only enrich our understanding of faith but also inspire us to apply these lessons in our daily lives.