About Us



Rilke Schule Inc

As a non-profit entity, RSI supports the Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences charter program with capital investment, real property acquisition and property operations management.

The Board of Directors for RSI is comprised of parents or direct relatives of children attending Rilke Schule as well as community members. RSI is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit and accepts tax-deductible donations.


New Mission

Ensure sustainable access to German immersion and cultural education in Alaska.

New Purpose

Building a future for Rilke Schule.

Core Values

  • Sustainability
  • DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessible)
  • Commitment
  • Transparency
  • Collaborative

Previous Mission

Rilke Schule Inc. will acquire and operate real property for the use and benefit of the publicly accessible Rilke Schule K-8 educational charter program. Non-profit status will allow delivery of facilities for the benefit of the public and learning program below any rate available in the private market, thus allowing use of public money for the benefit of delivering the public charter program.

Previous Vision

To facilitate the ability of Rilke Schule Charter School to self-determine the growth of the school physical environment to accommodate the learning program by funding and acquisition of property and capital expansion dedicated for this purpose.

RSI Board Members 2020 - 2021

Laurie Orell
Chairman of the Board

Josh Vandagriff

Shawna Popovici
Vice Chair

Rebecca Colvin

Marisa Wang
Board Member

More Information...

Our primary service to Rilke is operating Rilke Clubs, a collection of extracurricular activities held before and after school throughout the school year.  To learn more about Rilke Clubs, contact the management team at rilkeclubs@rilkeschuleinc.org