“Who am I? Which path should I take to lead a happy and fulfilled life?“
Even the very best school cannot answer these two key questions for you. At Salem, however, we are not only interested in who you are when you join our community. We are also curious who you would like to be tomorrow, and what kind of world you dream to live in in the future. And as we take your dreams seriously, we do not want our cosmopolitan grammar and boarding school at the free and democratic heart of Europe to be a comfortable paradise. We have organized Salem as a small Polis which provides all kinds of opportunities to discover your strengths as a member of a multinational school community and which enables you after 8 years to take the examination for either the German Abitur or the International Baccalaureate.
As far as the educational concept is concerned, Schule Schloss Salem draws from the rich Christian-humanistic tradition of Europe and aspires, as defined by its founder Kurt Hahn, to build characters which are able and willing to take over responsibility for themselves and others.
If you would like to find out more about the specific academic, social and physical challenges that students from more than 40 different nations learn to cope with in order to shape their future with confidence, creativity, and strong willpower, please do explore the diverse world of Schule Schloss Salem presented on this website, or visit us in the beautiful South of Germany at Lake Constance.
Bernd WestermeyerHeadmaster of Schule Schloss Salem