Welcome to Salem!

Experience our boarding school from home

Due to current events we offer you the possibility 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, especially through the "SWR Bodenseegeschichten - Schloss Salem" 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 This is 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.

Dr. Stephanie Nau
Head of Admissions

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Even in extraordinary times we are personally there for you.
Our admission process is currently online and gives you certainty about the chances and possibilities of your child.

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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
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About Salem


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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Just in – the IB Evaluation Report

The IB Evaluation Report for Schule Schloss Salem

“The school is commended for its strong commitment to the IB’s holistic philosophy… The school community demonstrates an excellent understanding of, and a strong commitment to, the Diploma Programme… and for living in an international-minded way…”

These are just some commendations we received as feedback to our current IB Evaluation, which we submitted in October 2019! Schools are required to submit a comprehensive self-study every five years, involving all stakeholders and scrutinizing a complex set of standards and practices.

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1st May 2020
May excursion

2nd - 3rd May 2020
Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Bronze

7th - 9th May 2020
Taster days Year 5-11

19th - 21st May 2020
Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Silver

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Ski Week: Having Fun on the Slopes

Year 8 enjoyed a snowy white landscape and the joys of winter during their excursion to Austria.

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Off to the Children’s Library: Social Service Group Holds a Training Day

In a workshop titled “Reading Aloud is Fun” members of the Social Service Group developed ideas for reading aloud to primary and special needs students in the village of Salem.

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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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