Schule Schloss Salem - Facts and Figures

StatusState accredited gymnasium and boarding school, Years 5 to 12
DegreesAbitur (German university entrance qualifying examination) and International Baccalaureate (IB)
Round SquareFounding Member of Round Square, an international association of over 180 schools which are committed to the holistic pedagogical precepts of Kurt Hahn
G20 SchoolsMember of the G20 School Network of 50 leading schools from around the world
InternationalitySchule Schloss Salem ist nicht nur hierzulande, sondern auch international das bekannteste deutsche Internat. 42 % der Schüler haben keinen deutschen Pass, sondern repräsentieren derzeit 40 verschiedene Nationen.
School PartnershipsRegular exchange programs with over 50 partner schools on all continents
Enrollment600 boarding school places for girls and boys (95% of the students are boarders)
Teacher-Student Ratio1:6
Class SizeBetween 14 (on average) and 22 (maximum)
Dormitory Wing SizeBetween 12 (on average) and 24 (maximum)
CampusesAge-appropriate education at two locations: Schloss Salem (Lower School for Years 5-7 & Middle School for Years 8-10) and Salem International College (Schloss Spetzgart/ Year 11 & Härlen Campus/Year 12)
Scholarship ProgramUp to 25% of the students qualify for academic scholarships
Democratic EducationStrong student co-responsibility for every-day organization with elected offices in academic life and in the boarding school
Learning to Take ResponsibilityThree-year mandatory program of participation in active services to the school community and beyond (Fire Brigade, Red Cross, Emergency Rescue Services, Nautical or Water Rescue Services, Social Outreach Services, Environmental Awareness Service, Global Action Network, etc.); comprehensive health education program in Years 5-12
Foreign Languages ProgramGerman and English are used for everyday communication on the school's campuses; in addition the following languages are taught in the classroom:
In Years 5 & 6 :
Intensive "German as a Foreign Language" (DaF) for non-native Speakers
From Year 5
English (also for native speakers)
From Year 6:
Latin or French as the second foreign language
From Year 8:
Spanish or French as the third foreign language or science track
From Year 10:
Classical Greek for beginners through to "Graecum" exam, as 4th foreign language and qualification for the European school-leaving diploma:
Abitur or IB?Unique in Germany, Salem offers to option to enroll in international classes from Year 8 onwards, as preparation for the student's choice between Abitur or IB after Year 10. The Baden-Württemberg curriculum is taught exclusively in English in IC classes.
SportsactivitiesHockey is a school tradition, along with 20 other kinds of sports; indoor swimming pool at located in Schloss Salem; the school harbor at Lake Constance offers sailboats and kayaks
Outdoor EducationAn extracurricular program like no other in Germany
Holistic Learning11 artisan-creative pursuits
Extracurricular Music26 musical instrument teachers, school bands, school orchestra, school choir
Salem - and then?Intensive career counseling with experts on the school staff
Building character