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Willkommen at the Sophie Scholl Schule
Portland, Beaverton and Corvallis, Oregon


German Immersion Classes

Want to learn German? Wir sprechen Deutsch.

Sophie Scholl Schule has a place for you, beginner, advanced or somewhere in between!

  • Preschoolers soak up language through song and play,
  • Grade schoolers move from reading and writing simple sentences to full stories,
  • Middle schoolers want to be engaged. They learn through games, skits and plays, and dialogue.
  • High schoolers can explore a new language or leverage oral fluency into written and oral sophistication.
  • Adults beginners and those who want to polish or expand their skills can all find a fit.

“Lernen ist genial” = “Learning is pure genius.” Also pleasant and fun, for all interested students! Click here to see our teaching philosophy. Click here to see our affordable Tuition.

Schule macht Spass
Portland-area classes:

Full range of classes, preschool through adult, all levels:
Saturdays, 10:00a-12:30p:
at the German International School
3900 SW Murray Blvd., Beaverton, OR.
(exit 67 off of Sunset Hwy)
Special at this location: Classes and testing for high-achieving teens who may want to study abroad. For more information click here.

Afterschool Programs  (AGs)
high academic standards + kids’ club structure = a fun, energetic vibe 
K-grade school, all levels:
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 @Atkinson Elementary School, 5800 SE Division, Portland, OR 97206
K-10 years with strong German skills:
4:15-5:30 Monday/Wednesday, Portland Kinderschule in Hillsdale
Pre-K years
1:00-3:00 Tuesday/Thursday, Portland Kinderschue in Hillsdale

We help students develop age-appropriate skills in grammar, written and oral understanding, etc, while keeping German fun. We are so excited to share these excellent learning spaces.
New: Evening adult classes in Hillsdale

Corvallis classes:
For more information, click here.

For other general questions, please see our Q & A page or email us.
If you still have questions, call us: 971.217.7212

Sophie Scholl Schule provides its programs in cooperation with the ZfA, the Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen, an outreach of the German government.

Beste Grüße von
Dr. Lynn E. Ries
School Director



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