Portland Kinderschule offers an authentic German language program

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German Immersion

We welcome children of all languages and backgrounds into our German language school.

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Experienced Teachers

Our teachers are German fluent and strive to make each day learn-filled, creative and fun.

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Cooperative Community

Our cooperative structure gives parents a feeling of ownership and involvement in the school.

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Cultural Connection

Our program celebrates the cultural significance of German traditions and various cultural activities.

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German Curriculum

We encourage language acquisition through creative play and enrich classroom education with field trips.

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Summer Camp

We offer themed week-long summer camps for students ages 2-8.

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Let’s Talk About Trees!

Today we had a visitor in class from Talk About Trees! Through forest artifacts, displays and hands-on activities, we learned all about forestry and the […]

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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 H.

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. They use their German willingly in class and are able to create full sentences. I even catch them speaking German to each other at home sometimes. This has been a truly wonderful preschool experience.”

– Allison W.

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.