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.

Gymnasium Program

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.


Addmission Procedures

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


Probationary Period
During the first four months of school a student is under probation.

Contact Admissions

Director of Admissions

Dagmar Berger

Tel.: +49 7553 919-352 or 919-337

Fax: +49 7553 919-303

Assistant Admissions Office

Kathrin de Francisco

Tel.: +49 (0) 7553 919-352

Fax: +49 (0) 7553 919-303


Postal Address

Schule Schloss Salem


88682 Salem