Portland Kinderschule offers a complete, German language immersion preschool experience. We welcome children who are 3 – 5 years of age and potty trained. In certain circumstances, children younger than 3 may be accepted with approval of our school Board.
We operate our regular German language immersion preschool program from September through June. School hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 am – 1 pm.
In order to keep up with the language skills of other children in the classroom, we require all students to register for a minimum of three days of preschool per week. Families are given the ability to select which days they prefer but may be limited based on classroom space availability.
3-5 Years Old
We welcome children who are 3–5 years of age. Children younger than 3 may be accepted with approval of the Board.
12 Children Per Class
Our class sizes are small so your child will receive individualized attention.
Focused learning times are balanced with indoor and outdoor free play so your child learns the language in a setting of fun.
We regularly hold special events and performances that honor German traditions and holidays.
Portland Kinderschule will be closed on holidays observed by Portland Public Schools. Portland Kinderschule’s German language immersion preschool regularly holds special events honoring German traditions and holidays.
We invite all of our community members, including Portland Kinderschule graduates and their families, to celebrate St. Martin’s Laternenumzug, Nikolausfeier, and Faschingsfeier. In addition to our yearly celebrations, Portland Kinderschule schedules several field trips which are open to all currently enrolled students and siblings.
Typical Daily Schedule
8:40 am – 8:45 am
Parent helper and teacher arrive to help set up room
8:50 am – 9:00 am
Children arrive, parent helper reads books to children as they wait for all students to arrive
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Circle time, children welcomed, Anwesenheitsliste
9:30 am – 10:20 am
Arts and crafts project followed by free play.
10:20 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wash hands followed by snack time.
11:00 am – 11:30 am
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Outdoor play or gym play during inclement weather.
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Lesson based on monthly theme, story time & songs.
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Wash hands, lunch & dismissal.
for the 2022-2023 School Year:
3 days/week = $425/month
4 days/week = $515/month
5 days/week = $605/month
Non-refundable Enrollment Fee for each child: $135 for new students, $115 returning student.
10% Sibling Discount applies to tuition rates for additional family members attending PKS.
For The 2022/2023 School Year
Step 1: Start by getting information about our pre-school. We are happy to meet you. Please email membership.