Opening day at HLA
Kids celebrate Day of the Child
riboncutting at new playground
Field Day at HLA

Welcome to Holland Language Academy

Enrollment is Open for 2023-2024 School Year!

Visit us on Thursday, February 16, 5-7pm

Discover why Holland Public Schools is right for you and your family.

Say HOLA to your new friends & teachers at Holland area’s only 2-way bilingual school!

  • Thursday, February 9, HLA sibling applications due
  • Thursday, February 16, Kindergarten Open House 
  • Thursday, February 23, Open Enrollment ends 
  • Thursday, March 2, Lottery (if needed) 

What's Happening at HLA:

January 23, 2023- Red Note

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up, the link to sign up will be sent next week Monday, February 30th via Remind. Please read ahead as there is much happening. 



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HLA Health Week | January 23-27

  • Mindful Monday  | Introductory yoga Sessions with Satya Yoga.
  • Tasty Tuesday  | Nutrition lessons with Kids' Food Basket.
  • Wellness Wednesday | Hygiene lessons Holland Hospital School Nursing.
  • Toothy Thursday | Dental health lessons with Lakeshore Orthodontics.
  • Fitness Friday | Martial arts lessons with Fuzion Skillz Martial Arts.

Immediate Pre-K Opening at HPS Great Start Readiness Program

GSRP is FREE for families who qualify. We have immediate Openings at

  • Jefferson Pre-K
  • West Pre-K
  • Natured-based Holland Heights Pre-K

Full-day classes are offered Monday through Thursday at each of HPS' K-5 buildings with a variety of family needs in mind.  GSRP is a state-funded preschool program serving children who turned 4 by December 1, 2022.

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Our New Book-Vending Machine

Every student at HLA will receive 3 FREE books from the vending machine this year.  Thank you for making this possible: 

  • Keatan Rumsey LMT
  • West Michigan Pediatric Dentistry 
  • Anonymous Donors 

MLK Day Community Celebration

Monday, January 16 at the Holland Civic Center

"Why We Can't Wait!"

  • Doors open at 11am
  • Community Celebration 11:45am-12:45pm
  • Essays and Artwork of HPS students will be featured

Thank you: City of Holland, Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland Area, Gentext Corporation, and I Am Academy

TRAILS begins in January 2023

TRAILS will help students to see someone else's perspective, to foster compromise, to treat others kindly, and to have empathy and understanding.

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Back to School in 2023

We're excited to be back in school tomorrow (Thursday, January 5) for the first time in 2023.

HPS is Closely Watching Flu-related Absences

We have been monitoring student attendance in our buildings over the past few days and have noticed an increase in absences due to influenza.  At this time, we have no plans to close buildings but wanted to take this time to remind you of some precautionary measures we can take as a community to reduce the spread of illnesses.  

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Reminder about REMIND

REMIND is the best way to get “Snow Day” announcements from HPS.

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School Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

On the ballot in the City of Holland: 19.5-Mill Non-Homestead Millage Proposal

  • Supports Daily Operating Budget
  • Does Not Apply to Primary Residences
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Flu Season: Watch for Symptoms | Get Tested

HPS to Provide Free COVID Home Test Kits to Families and Staff.

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Peace, Love, and School Lunch!

It's National School Lunch Week 2022! See all the fun ways you can join us in celebrating!


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Upcoming Events

Holland Language Academy
461 Van Raalte Ave

Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2600
Fax: 616-393-7652

Teachers & Staff

School Times:

  • Full Day | 8:30* - 3:36
  • Half Day | 8:30* - 11:35

*Please do not arrive at school earlier than 8:25

HLA Office Hours:

  • 8:10am- 4:15pm | M-F (August-June)

HLA Media Center

We are Here For You and your student.

Click here for emotional & mental health resources.


Volunteer at HLA:

We love when parents or guardians get involved. Make sure to fill out the district volunteer form (once each school year) and return it to the office.