Nov 26 & 27 - NO SCHOOL
Thanksgiving break

Dec 2 - RSV Meeting

Dec 4 - Sankt Nikolaustag

School Calendar

Welcome to Rilke Schule German School of Arts & Sciences!

Welcome to the Home of the Panthers. Thank you for your interest in Rilke Schule, a K-8th grade German Immersion Charter School in the Anchorage School District. Unlike all other immersion schools in Anchorage, all students attending our school are immersed in the foreign language and culture, and that learning is reinforced throughout the curriculum in non-German subjects as well. The German Government has recognized Rilke Schule as a German Immersion School Abroad. Furthermore, Rilke Schule is a member of the initiative “Schools: Partners for the Future” (Schule: Partner der Zukunft; short PASCH). For this recognition and membership Rilke Schule receives annual financial support from the German Government. Rilke Schule is a 5-star rated school, per the Alaska State Performance Index, which is the highest rating possible. In addition, have been honored with the “German Center of Excellence” designation from the American Association of Teachers of German. Ours was the only program to receive this distinction in 2014. The selection committee noted our highly qualified staff, strong support from administration and parents, and our program curriculum that is “culturally authentic.”

School News

  • There will be NO SCHOOL Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • A message from Herr Ball:

    Frau Gates and Herr Schlagenhauf have announced that life is taking them on a different path and away from Rilke Schule. Frau Gates and her husband Zach are moving to Texas and Herr Schlagenhauf is pursuing business opportunities in Boise, Idaho. I find it an understatement to say that these two exceptional teachers have had a profound impact upon the children they have taught. Their last day will be December 18th. Every effort is being made to bring in new teachers who possess the same high level of skill and dedicated that these two fine educators have.

    We wish them all the best in their future endeavors and would like to simply say ³Wir werden Sie vermissen!² (We will miss you!)

    Principal Ball

    A letter from Herr Schlagenhauf
    A letter from Frau Gates

  • The next RSV meeting will be Wednesday, December 2nd from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
  • Sankt Nikolaustag is Friday, December 4th.
  • Show your panther pride for Rilke Schule with our logowear! To order, please complete this order form and submit to Stephanie Olendorff via email, stephanie.olendorff@rilkeschule.org. If you have general questions about pricing or product availability you may contact Stephanie as well. Danke!
  • The Traffic Patterns for Pickup and Dropoff can now be viewed at this link.
  • Support our school!  Follow this link for a letter detailing our progress so far and our upcoming needs as we prepare to move into our new facility!
  • Information and practice tests for the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) Test for 3rd through 8th graders is now available at this link.