Portland Kinderschule offers a complete, German language immersion preschool experience. We welcome children who are 3 – 5 years of age.

Online-Preschool begins at 9 AM and last approximately 40 minutes.

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3-5 Years Old

We welcome children who are 3–5 years of age.

8 Children Per Class

Our class sizes are small so your child will receive individualized attention.

Balanced Curriculum

Online learning times are balanced with arts & crafts, storytime and music so your child learns the language in a setting of fun.

Cultural Activities

We occasionally hold special events (socially distanced) and performances that honor German traditions and holidays.

Tuition For Online-Preschool

For one four-week session:

2 days/week = $120/month (Wednesday & Thursday 9AM)
4 days/week = $240/month (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9AM)

Our Teachers


Raingard Kuhse

Raingard is a native of Berlin, Germany. She graduated with a B.A. in Art History and spent one academic year in the Paris Abroad Program and two internship programs. These educational experiences shaped her passions for art history, languages, education and children. Her favorite quote: “Every scribble tells a story - there is no right or wrong in artistic expressions for the young child because art comes from within the child.“ Observing Portland Kinderschule's curriculum and parents enthusiastic support is inspiring. Both her children graduated from PKS.


Gerlinde Ashley

Gerlinde was born and raised in Schwarzach, Germany, near Nürnberg, and has lived in America since 1998. Gerlinde first experienced Portland Kinderschule as a parent. After many years of involvement, she joined our German immersion preschool as a teacher in 2011. She delights daily in the joy and satisfaction of seeing her students’ minds engage and their eyes sparkle with achievement. She believes some of the best moments in a school day are the times of outrageous humor and deep joy that can suddenly erupt in play, or build up with a game or story.