Reiche is the first teacher-led and teacher-governed school in Maine. Instead of a traditional principal, Teacher Leaders, four Committees, and a Leadership Team collaborate with parents to ensure that our vision and values are reflected in our school community.
Reiche Community School provides a challenging curriculum for a diverse student body. Over twenty-two nations are represented, with twenty-nine languages spoken. Our close proximity to the Arts District allows access to all of the cultural enhancements that Portland has to offer. We value our diverse community and understand that students learn at varied rates.
Reiche collaborates with a variety of educational and artistic partners. The Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland Ovations, and Maine Audubon provide programs for all Reiche students. Waynflete students read with kindergarteners and mentor 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Learning Works and Portland Recreation provide services to our students before and after school. The Reiche PTO, in collaboration with the teaching staff, makes available enrichment opportunities both during and after school.
Mission & Vision
If Reiche Community School intentionally engages its community and attracts, supports and retains a strong and diverse team of PEOPLE who hold all students to high expectations (EQUITY) in academics (ACHIEVEMENT) and social/emotional learning (WHOLE STUDENT), then all Reiche students will move on to the next step in their education prepared and empowered to pursue their personal goals.
Reiche is Teacher-Led, which means that instead of a traditional principal, the school leadership is shared among a governing leadership team, including three Lead Teachers, who continue to spend part of each day working as educators.
Read more about Reiche and the Teacher Led Model here.