Admission to Schule Schloss Salem
The decision on whether or not to attend Salem should not be made hastily. It is important to take enough time to discuss with your child all aspects regarding a change of school and entering a life away from the family home. From experience we know that a freely-made and critically reflected decision is the best basis for a successful beginning at boarding school.
Terms of Admissions
International Classes / International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Applicants for the Middle School's international classes and the Upper School's International Baccalaureate Diploma must be fluent in written and spoken English. All applicants will be required to take assessment tests in various subjects.
Applicants wishing to enter the German gymnasium program must be fluent enough in German, both orally and in writing, that they can fully and freely follow classroom instruction. Applicants from abroad and other school forms will be required to take assessment tests in various subjects. The decisions about which subjects will be tested is made on an individual basis.
Time Frame for Admission
Admission is possible at any level from Year 5 to 11. Entry in Year 12 or IB 2 is only possible in exceptional cases. Admission during the course of the school year is not advisable but is possible with suitable justification.
We recommend that you thoroughly review the conditions for admission along with Salem's pedagogical program and standards. For information regarding the school laws of Baden-Württemberg or Salem’s admission procedures, our admissions office will be happy to be of assistance.
- Submission of application documentation and review by the school
- Campus visit by parents and student with a personal interview and school tour
- Assessment tests
- Introductory Days at appropriate school campus
- Contractual agreement
During the first four months of school a student is under probation.