Welcome to Salem!

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We are looking forward to welcoming you again personally and on site at our locations. Due to many ongoing admissions procedures, there is already a high demand for site visits, so please make an individual appointment with our admissions team.

Due to current events we continue to offer you the opportunity to get to know Salem from home. For this purpose we present three ways that will bring you closer to the Salem boarding school:

  1. We invite you on our virtual tour. Digitally and comfortably from home you can explore our three locations.
    (Suitable for VR glasses)
     
  2. Through our Youtube videos you will get a revealing insight into our boarding school life and learn more about the historically significant Salem Castle, where our pupils of the 5th - 10th grades live and learn.
    (English subtitle available!)
     
  3. Find out on the page We are Salem - What makes our boarding school so special, what are the special features in Salem that distinguish us from both state schools and other boarding schools.
Admissions

Dr. Stephanie Nau
Head of Admissions

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Unique and extraordinary
We are Salem
Open House Day
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Information Events
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Summer Schools
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We are Salem

Salem is more than a good school

  • Intensive pastoral care in the boarding school (approx. 95 percent of students are boarders)
  • Small class sizes (with an average of 16 students)
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • International Classes in Years 8 – 10 and International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Broad range of foreign languages
  • Socially oriented service groups and artisan guilds
  • Outdoor education
  • Supervised study hour and academic support programmes
  • Extensive sports curriculum and extracurricular sports programmes
  • Extraordinary learning environment near Lake Constance
  • Large libraries with extensive German and international literature
  • State-recognized [or: Baden-Württemberg] Abitur or International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Career and university counselling by school-based specialists
  • Extensive and highly renown alumni network in Germany  and abroad
  • Character development and education for responsible leadership
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Kathrin de Francisco
Assistant to Admissions Office

Tel.: +49 7553 919-352
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About Salem

Scholarships

Scholarships at Schule Schloss Salem


Children and adolescents who want to know what they can achieve, who want to expand their horizon and their talents and who want to put their efforts into the service of a multinational community of young people, are invited to apply for a scholarship at Schule Schloss Salem near Lake Constance. It is possible to apply for a partial scholarship throughout the year.

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Well-Sheltered and Purposefully Guided

Years 5 & 6 (Junior School)


Students in Years 5 & 6 live in the "Rentamt," in a very special location. Built over 200 years ago by Cistercian monks as a cloister school for 100 boys, this stand-alone building again today combines space for living and learning. 

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From our online lessons

Art project "Self-portrait with face mask


An art course in our upper school has published a "digital" art project as part of the online lessons. All course participants have artistically portrayed themselves wearing a breathing mask. The result was a wide variety of photomontages in the most diverse styles of art.

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Events

17 October 2020
Duke Bronze Expedition
Year 9 (Catch-up date)

21 - 24 October 2020
Staff conference

30 October 2020
Digital information event
General Introduction 

11 November 2020
St. Martin / Formal Dinner

18 November 2020
Day of Prayer and Repetance run

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News
10/22/2020
The stairway to heaven
by Klasse 7D1

Year 7 spent an extraordinary outdoor day at the skywalk nature adventure park in Scheidegg.

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10/19/2020
Information Events in the New School Year: Online and at Local Venues

Our online information presentations have been in high demand and we will continue to offer them on a regular basis. As in past years, you will also be able to get to know us in person at venues in Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt or Zurich during this school year.

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An idea that connects across borders.
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Blick über den Bodensee, im Vordergrund Schloss Spetzgart
Our locations
Schloss Salem
Until the beginning of the 18th century, Salem Castle was the richest Cistercian abbey in southern Germany. The Schule Schloss Salem was founded there in 1920. Not without reason.
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Schloss Spetzgart
On 3 May 1929 Spetzgart Castle was opened as part of Schule Schloss Salem. Together with the Härlen campus it forms the Salem International College.
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Campus Härlen
The Härlen campus was opened in 2000 and, together with Spetzgart Castle, has since formed the Salem International College. The individual room concept offers a unique boarding school life.
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Building Character.
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