German American School of Portland

Our mission is to provide an excellent educational experience that fosters cross-cultural understanding, giving our children the tools and perspectives needed to actively participate as citizens in a global community. Our students develop and maintain fluency in both the German and English languages.

German American School of Portland
3900 SW Murray Boulevard
Beaverton, OR 97005
United States
(503) 626-9089
http://www.gspdx.org

Head of School

Blake Peters

Management Team

Heike Schutz-Malinowski, Bettina Calaba, Jackie Ortega

Board of Directors

Mark Vickers, Marcus Eyth,Ulrike Weiler

Project Leaders

Bettina Calaba

Mission

Our mission is to provide an excellent educational experience that fosters cross-cultural understanding, giving our children the tools and perspectives needed to actively participate as citizens in a global community. Our students develop and maintain fluency in both the German and English languages.

Programs

The German American School of Portland offers a well-rounded curriculum that combines challenging academics and high standards with a nurturing, playful environment and an encouraging, supportive faculty. The program combines the best aspects of both US and world-renowned German standards of education, as well as academic, social, and artistic concerns. The high-quality curriculum adopted from Germany combines serious learning with fun and an emphasis on math, science and musical/art education. We offer a blended immersion program-all classes except music and English are taught in German. At some other immersion programs, only 50 percent of the curriculum is taught in the target language. Our students orient very quickly to this immersion method even though the majority do not come from German-speaking homes. As one of our preschool teachers says, "I am still amazed and fascinated at how quickly young children succeed in learning a new language."

Statistics on German American School of Portland

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2009: $1,500,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $1,500,000
  • Other funding sources: individual donors, corporations, German government, fundraisers, gifts
  • Religious Affiliation: none
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