Roosevelt Park Campus
Elementary and Middle School
PK- 3rd Office 616 241-5202
High School Campus
TPH students are diverse; whether they are from far away places like Togo, Myanmar or Guatemala, or right within the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood, each student brings their own distinct story. New students are welcomed with warmth and wonder. If you are interested in becoming a TPH student, a tour is a great place to begin.
“There were days I didn’t want to do the work and my teacher, Mrs. Joldersma, always pushed me. She’s been there for me when I needed her. If it wasn’t for her I would not have the grades I have right now. She even works with my other teachers to make sure I have the support I need in other classes.”
Home and Home: 2019 Year-End Challenge
For our students, parents, and staff, The Potter’s House is much more than a school. It is a home and a family. At The Potter’s House, students experience a supportive and caring community that often stands in contrast to trauma and loss in their past and present. We hear it over and over: “I never felt at home until I came here.”
Growing Hope – Together Campaign
Consistently there are approximately two hundred children on The Potter’s House K-12 waiting list. The Growing Hope – Together campaign would like to address this issue and create openings for more students. Get Involved.
Kevin and Marcos
Kevin and Marcos live in Wyoming. Their extremely hard working parents wanted to enroll them at The Potter’s House. They stayed patient and persistent, and waited four years on the waiting list. Today, they are attending The Potter’s House in the sixth and seventh grade. They are happy and very grateful.
Fatima transferred to The Potter’s House when she was in the fifth grade. At that time, she was unable to read English. As a senior, she was asked how her life would have been different if she had not come to The Potter’s House.
She shared, “If I hadn’t been here, I would have eventually dropped out of school. People here cared about me, actually cared that I learned how to read.”
Education is a Gift
There are many ways to gift an education to students, one way is to become a Partner. If you are already a Partner, invite someone you know to join you on that journey. To explore and learn more, contact Heather Osterink. She can give you more information and/or set up a lunch and tour of the school.
“The love of God is woven throughout this community. As Mr. Clark always says, ‘Everyone has a cafeteria, a gym, a hallway, and lockers; what really makes The Potter’s House special is the students.’ The connection that we all share cannot be broken. It’s so genuine and pure. You don’t have to be fake about anything. We have each other’s backs. We get to have other cultures and backgrounds and aren’t ignorant to the fact that everyone is different. We embrace that fact and are unified through Jesus. That is what’s special about it.”
“I’m really glad I came to The Potter’s House. If I had gone to any other school, I don’t know what would have happened. I’m such a sensitive and deep person, I feel like I would have done something stupid. I don’t think I would have taken drugs or drank, I’ve never done anything like that, but I think I could have turned into a bully really easily.”
Growing Hope – Together Update
God has done wondrous things through the many who have contributed to the campaign. We are not quite there yet! There is still a need of $3.1 million. Please help us complete the Growing Hope – Together Campaign with whatever means, small or large.
Now Is The Time!
Summer can be a lean time for organizations like The Potter’s House. For this reason, a group of generous donors has given $275,000 to encourage others to give. Please help us begin our 2018-2019 school year strong!