Portland Kinderschule offers an authentic German Language Program

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Authentic German Education

While most of our children have a German-speaking parent at home, we welcome children of all backgrounds to our program.

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Experienced Preschool Teachers

Our teachers care deeply about our students and strive to make each day full of learning, laughing and creativity.

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Committed Community

The cooperative experience gives parents a feeling of ownership of the school and involvement in their child’s education.

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Cultural Connection

Grow your German network through activities and partnerships with our community partners.

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Outstanding Curriculum

Portland Kinderschule uses creative play and focused teaching units to build vocabulary while enriching classroom education with field trips and cultural activities.

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Summer Fun

When the weather heats up, we turn up the fun. We offer themed week-long summer camps to children aged 2-8.

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The Power of Play

Portland Kinderschule has long used an active and exploratory model for educating students. This model lends itself well to immersion education.

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Faschingsfest

Faschingsfest is a pre-Lenten celebration that is marked by many different traditions and customs throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria. 

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Hear what parents are saying about our school

quotesPortland Kinderschule offers an affordable option to exposing our children to German language and culture. We really appreciate the small child/teacher ratio and the relationships that are formed in the classroom.

The co-op model means that we are actively involved, which also gives us a great chance to get to know other families and build community.”

– Tom Heinicke

quotesOur family is one of the few families at Portland Kinderschule without a German speaker in the home. The first year I watched my twins’ ability to understand German, and knowledge of key vocabulary words increase dramatically. This year, I have been amazed to see them grow even further in their knowledge of the language. They use their German willingly in class, and are able create full sentences. I even catch them speaking German to each other at home sometimes. This has been a truly wonderful preschool experience.”

– Allison Williams

quotesIch fühle mich geehrt dass meine Enkelkinder Portland Kinderschule besuchen. Mit Hilfe deutscher Geschichten, Lieder und Spiele gewinnen die Kinder so einen Einblick in die Sprache und Kultur ihrer Vorfahren.
Von den Lehrerinnen und dem Klassenzimmer habe ich einen guten Eindruck, und die Kinder zeigen sich begeistert und haben Spaß am Lernen.”

– Christa S.