School Schedule

  • The Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences will follow the ASD school calendar regarding holidays and in-service days. School hours are from 8:15 am to 3:00 pm Monday-Thursday and 8:15 am to 1:45 pm on Fridays.

School Activites

  • Visit our School Clubs page to learn about other activities out side of the school day at Rilke Schule.


    Non-Discrimination Policies

    Enrollment policies, access to curriculum, services and activities of the program are non-discriminatory with regard to religion, language, physical handicap, or national origin of children and their parents. The Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences will adopt the code of conduct of the ASD, as well as the following statement of non-discrimination from the Anchorage School District:

    “The Anchorage School Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, economic status, handicap, and other human differences protected by law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of educational opportunities and services, academic or extracurricular, offered by the District.”

    Source: EEO


    Student - Teacher Ratios

    The proposed Student-Teacher Ratio for the Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences is 20 students in Kindergarten and up to 25 for grades 1 through 8. This will not be a strict rule; exceptions may be made to accommodate siblings.


    Activity Fee


    There are no application fees required to apply to Rilke Schule.  When you register your child, an Activity fee of $125 will be levied for each child.  This fee goes toward special school supplies, such as art and science supplies and specialized German materials, which differ from class to class.

    The fee is used for items such as:

    • Art supplies for the various projects throughout the year
    • Field trip buses and entrance fees
    • In-Class project supplies
    • Technology upgrades


    Nutrition Policy

    Students bring their own lunches and eat either in their classrooms or the multi-purpose room at the charter school. Rilke Schule has a healthy food policy (no candy, cookies, cake, puddings or other sugary food allowed in lunches or snacks; no soda or other drinks other than water, milk or 100% fruit juices allowed). The reasons for healthy lunches will be made clear to the students in their nutrition curriculum. Please see more detailed information and ideas on our Nutrition Policy page.


    Dress Code Policy

    The school dress code is intended to instill a sense of belonging and pride in the school and to eliminate any idea of competition in the matter of personal dress. We believe that dressing according to the code shows respect for the school community, fosters a sense of teamwork, and mitigates the influence of materialism in our school. It is urged that students, faculty and staff be neat and clean. Faculty and staff need not abide by this dress code, but are expected to dress in a business professional manner (i.e., no short skirts, blue jeans, denim shirts). Please see the details on our Dress Code Policy page.


    Volunteer Requirements

    Part of every families commitment to Rilke Schule is providing 4 hours of volunteer time to the school every month. There are many ways to fill this need. We realize how busy families are and truly appreciate your contributions to our school. If you would rather make an in-kind contribution in lieu of time, please contact the principal. This will not be a strict rule; exceptions may be made to accommodate siblings.