Mission

Rilke Schule German School of Arts & Sciences is a K through 8 public charter school that provides an outstanding education focused on high academic achievement by engaging each child through an enriched immersion language curriculum taught primarily in German.

 

Our teaching focus is on language, arts, and sciences, fostering creative expression through drama, arts, music, and sports.  With the support of parents and the extended family, our school creates a community, which is immersed in the German culture and promotes international awareness. Our school nurtures a child’s natural curiosity and cultivates life-long learning.

We believe in the following values:

Multilingualism

Multilingualism is the norm in most of the World and we believe that children who know more than one language will be better prepared for life in the 21st century.

World Citizenship

By exposing our students and their families to and immersing them in a new culture, we will promote informed, active, and responsible world citizenship.

Respect

We believe that all children learn best when they are known and understood as individuals. Each child at our school will be accepted and challenged in the manner that is most appropriate for them. We instill respect for the diversity of humankind by applying a social curriculum that is as important as the academic curriculum. This will include manners and etiquette.

Challenges

We believe that children rise to academic challenges that are developmentally appropriate. We are committed to providing a learning environment that teaches and expects students to do the best work of which each student is capable.

Involvement

We believe that at the heart of every vibrant school are involved parents, extended families, and their communities. Board members, faculty, and families share in the daily tasks and long-term planning that comprise the ongoing functions of the school.

To become involved in our school community, please see our Volunteer Needs, and our Rilke Schule Verein (PTO) pages for specific information.

Healthy Lifestyle

We practice healthy living through nutritious eating and regular exercise in school. Please visit our Nutrition page to learn more about how we practice healthy living at Rilke Schule.

Sustainability

We are committed to the policy of “reduce, reuse, recycle.”