Depending upon student interest, a wide range of clubs can be organised.
The following overview names only a selection:
Archery; Artisan Crafts; Bicycling; Creative Handicrafts; China Exchange Group; Chinese; Choir; Club House; Cooking; Cultural Excursions; Debating; Decorating by Season; Duke of Edinburgh Award; Fencing; Film; GO; Kayaking; Library; Mathematics; Model United Nations; Nature Conservation; Orchestra; Peterhof Charity; Politics; Pre-Engineering; School Assembly Team; School Band; Snack Bar; Tennis; Theatre; Yearbook
Rentamt Band, Theatre, Drawing and Art, Ceramics
Art, Carpentry, Photography, Precision Mechanics, Robotics, Blacksmithing, Tailoring, Turnery
If there is not sufficient interest in one particular activity, it may not be offered in that school year.
Lessons are usually arranged as individual instruction on a voluntary basis and take place after school hours. These are given by experienced freelance music teachers on the school grounds and fees are billed separately to the parents.
Students are given pocket money every two weeks. The amount varies per class year, as this also falls within the Salem pedagogical concept of "Building Character By Educating to Take Responsibility." As they grow older students can be increasingly trusted to spend their pocket money responsibly.
It is not possible to give a blanket answer to this question. As diverse as the talents and future goals of our students are, so, too, are the career paths of our alumni. The great majority of our graduates, who come from many countries around the world, decide to pursue a university education, both at institutions in Germany and abroad. A solid Abitur or IB Diploma as well as the school experience at Salem open the door to an academic career path.
Beginning in Year 9 all students at Salem participate in a programme of career counselling organised by two experienced counsellors; furthermore students benefit from the Salem network of teachers, parents, alumni and other closely associated professionals when they need support or advice.
Salem offers a post-secondary "orientation year" in preparation for entry to university. It consists, among other things, of academic courses, an extensive lecture series and outward bound weekends.
Although Salem students generally do not make use of this orientation year thanks to the intensive careers counselling programme offered beginning in Year 9 (see above), it remains an option for them to consider.
Yes, we are pleased to give consideration to food intolerances or dietary restrictions when provided with the necessary information.
A special dietary plan for medical reasons will require a doctor's certificate.
From B for basketball to F for football and h for hockey and v for volleyball Salem offers all sorts of sports, including badminton, body-shaping & fitness training, handball, kayaking, running teams, sailing, swimming (only a selection).
The daily schedule at Schule Schloss Salem is similar for all year groups. We begin the day with a short run, the so-called Morgenlauf (Morning run). Lessons are held in the mornings and early afternoons, with a break for mid-morning snacks. After lunch, there are activities, services, guilds or afternoon lessons, as appropriate to each year group. Each student's schedule is an individual one due to the options available, but follows a general orientation scheme. Every afternoon there is a study hour in which homework assignments are completed and active tutoring is offered. Naturally there are also phases of recreation and inactivity in which students can spend time alone and with their friends. Whenever a student has not enrolled in an activity that takes place in the evening, there is free-time for personal pursuits after dinner.
Yes, of course girls and boys are accommodated in separate dormitories.
The application process begins with submission of your application portfolio. Upon review of these documents and records, we make an appointment for an admissions interview. At that time you will receive extensive information about the school and life in a boarding school along with a school tour in order to become better acquainted with the programme and activities offered at Salem. Usually you will be notified by the school within a week as to whether your child's application has been accepted.
Further Informations about the Admission
All applicants from outside Germany or from a different type of German school must sit placements tests in various subjects. Whether an applicant from another German G8-Gymnasium needs to sit a test is decided on an individual basis.
Applicants for enrolment in Year 5 or Year 6 also sit an assessment test at Salem due to the individual kinds of educational background provided at primary schools.
If a student feels ill in the morning, he or she first speaks with the responsible mentor. Beginning at 6.30am each morning our school nurse holds a consultation-hour in order to dispense medication, prescribe bed rest, if appropriate, and ensure that the child is given whatever care needed. Following lunch-hour, the school doctor holds a consultation-hour at the school infirmary and examines any children who are ill.
Yes. Alongside of the mentor on the dormitory wing, as primary contact person, Schule Schloss Salem has a pastor as well as a team of experts with psychological training who provide care and assistance in case of emergency.
The school offers contracts by the year. Attendance for a trimester is dependent upon the availability of accommodations and can only be determined on an individual basis.
In general the school follows the Baden-Württemberg curriculum for a G8 Gymnasium. Hence English is taught as the first foreign language as of Year 5 (with separate classes for native speakers). In Year 6 students chose between Latin and French as a second foreign language. From Year 8 students can chose an academic profile with Spanish or French as a third foreign language. Alternatively a science-oriented profile can be elected, or -- in the German-language track -- music as the academic profile.
• We advise all applicants from outside the EU who wish to attend Schule Schloss Salem to apply at the latest by the end of March for the following school year. Past experience shows that the visa application process can take a very long time. All students who do not have a German or a European passport will need a permanent residency permit for Germany. If you have any further questions, the Admissions Office will be happy to advise you.
For students from abroad Schule Schloss Salem recommends taking out health insurance while attending the school. If interested, please contact the team of the Admissions Office.
Yes. Upon successful completion of the admissions process, the school can offer students the opportunity to participate in Taster Days. Once you have submitted the complete application packet for admission to the school, your child can take part for three days in classroom and boarding school activities, from Thursday to Saturday. The exact dates and further information can be found here.
Please register well in advance, since the places available vary from date to date and are limited in number.