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

Welcome to Holland Language Academy

I firmly believe that the circumstances you’re born into shouldn’t dictate your chances for success. To me, there is nothing more personally and professionally fulfilling than when the product of my work is a child’s academic and social growth.
In addition, I believe that my background as a teacher and my ongoing role as a parent not only enable me to understand and meet the needs of both teachers, and parents, but ultimately allows me to serve the students and children of our community. My passion has always been and will be educating children.
I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with you as we serve the children in Holland Language Academy.

-Iliana Vasquéz


What's Happening at HLA:

Protect Young Eyes - The Digital Culture of Kids

During this Parent Presentation we will discuss:

  • The benefits of creating digital trust.
  • Leading your family in the digital age.
  • Tech tools to support your digital goals.

Join us Thursday, September 21 at 6-8pm at the Holland Middle School.  FREE pizza dinner provided for all parents who attend. (This event is intended for adults only!)

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Red Note, September 19

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Join our HPS activities! 





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2023 School Nurse Fun Run

The School Nurse Fun Run’s motto is “Healthy Families Stay Active” and benefits the hospital’s School Nurse Program which has raised over $299,000 since 2013.

  • Thursday, September 28 at West Elementary
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3rd Annual HPS Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Join the students and staff at HPS as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our neighbors:

  • Friday, September 22, 6pm at Ray & Sue Smith Stadium at Hope College
  • Holland Football v Mona Shores
  • Pre-game and Halftime Festivities
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2023 Hispanic Heritage Month

Holland Public Schools will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month around the district. much more.  Watch the web calendar on your school's webpage for an update on events!

WOODTV Football Frenzy Food Drive

The Football Frenzy Team will visit Holland High on Friday, September 22 - the day of our Hispanic Heritage Month Football game!

As a part of their visit, HPS students from all buildings are being asked to participate in a Food Drive to benefit Feeding America!

  • Every student who donates 5 items will get a FREE ticket to the football game (K-8 students will also receive a ticket for an adult.)

Drop off your donations in your building's office!

September - Parent/Family Night

Parent/Family Nights are designed to engage and educate families about ways to support and advocate for their children at Holland Public Schools.

September: All Things Holland! - Come learn about using Remind and Parent Portal, attendance expectations, and discover all the ways your student can get involved at School.

  • Tuesday, September 19, 5:30-6:30pm at West

Pizza Dinner served at 5:30pm. Supervised Childcare in the Gym.

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Hispanic Heritage Month - Movie Nights

Catch a great movie and celebrate Hispanic Heritage:

In the Holland High Performing Arts Center. Movie starts at 6:30! FREE!

HPSPodcast 4.4

The 2023 Holland Hospital School Nurse Fun Run is September 28 at 6pm at West Elementary. Today we talk to the organizer of this great family event!

HPS Job Fair

Positions Available: Substitute Teachers, secretaries and instructional assistants short and long term. Bus Drivers and food service positions available as well

  • Tuesday, August 29 | 1-3pm
  • Wedensday, August 30 | 9-11am
  • Thursday, August 31 | 9-11am

At District Administration Building (320 W. 24th)

Local Business Supports HLA Teacher

Mezkla Taqueria & Fruteria donates flexible seating to Maestra LaRosa's classroom.

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HPSPodcast 4.2

Students at Holland Public Schools return to class this morning…. Earlier this week Superintendent Nick Cassidy had a chance to address teachers and staff in the district about the small schools and BIG opportunities available at Holland Public Schools in the coming school year!

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HLA Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • 27 September
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Calendar: HLA Calendar

      Dismissal at 2:36pm

      Students will be released from school 60 minutes early in order to allow teachers a better opportunity for collaborative professional development.
  • 28 September
    • Nurse Fun Run 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Nurse Fun Run
      Date: Sep 28
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
  • 29 September
    • HLA VIP Day 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      HLA VIP Day
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
      9:00-9;50, 1st & 2nd  10:00-10:50, Kinder & 3rd  11:00-11:50, 4th & 5th
  • 2 October
  • 3 October
  • 4 October
  • 5 October
    • HOCO - Spirit Week Class Color Day
      Date: Oct 5
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
      PreK, TK and K: YELLOW Grade 1: BLUE Grade 2: RED Grade 3: BLACK Grade 4: GREEN Grade 5: PURPLE

Holland Language Academy
461 Van Raalte Ave

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

Teachers & Staff

School Times:

  • Full Day | 8:30am* - 3:36pm
  • Wednesday Early Dismissal | 2:36pm
  • Half Day | 8:30* - 11:35am

*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.