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Students Admissions at Schule Schloss Salem

Side by Side: We welcome your interest in Schule Schloss Salem! Changing schools is a big step for any family, especially if it involves entering boarding school. For this reason we stand by your side with all our experience and competencies, ready to discuss with you and your child in detail the beginning of a happy and successful boarding school career.
We will be happy to speak with your personally by telephone or welcome you in person during a visit to Salem Castle. Simply contact us at the Office of Admissions.
 

The Path to Salem in Three Steps

  • Submission of a written application
  • Visit by parents and child to the school, a personal interview, tour of the castle grounds and the classroom and dormitory buildings
  • Placement test
     

Prerequisites for Admission

Students who wish to complete their Abitur at Salem need to have sufficient mastery of the German language, both written and oral, to be able to take part fully in Gymnasium-level instruction.

Students in the international classes and the International Baccalaureate Programme need to be fluent in the English language, both written and oral, and show their competencies in various school subjects in an assessment test. 
All applicants from abroad or from other types of German schools will receive individual feedback based on their assessment test. We will explain our procedures to you and your child prior to the admissions interview.

Admission is possible at the beginning of each school year for entry into Years 5 to 11. Admission to Year 12 or in the course of a school year is not advisable, but may be possible in individual cases.
 

Get in touch

Kathrin de Francisco
Assistant to Admissions Office

Tel.: + 49 7553 919-352
Send email

 

Dr. Stephanie Nau
Head of Admissions

For your initial approach please contact the Assistant to the Admissions Office Kathrin de Francisco.
 

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Dr. Stephanie Nau
Head of Admission
Kathrin de Francisco
Assistant to Admissions Office
Anita Laleh | Kundenbetreuung Aufnahme
Anita Laleh
Customer and Agency Care Admissions
Sabine Klause
Admissions national
Years 5 - 10
Antonia V. Jenning
Admissions international
Years 5 - 10
Dr. Ulrike Niederhofer | Kunstgeschichte, Bildende Kunst, Fachberater Bildende Kunst, Aufnahme 10 PLUS, 11 & 12
Dr. Ulrike Niederhofer
Admissions national & international
Years 11, 12 & 10PLUS

Information About School and Boarding Fees

Schule Schloss Salem is a not-for-profit enterprise. It is financed nearly entirely by parental contributions and donations. As a private school Salem receives subsidies from the federal state of Baden-Württemberg for a portion of the costs of classroom instruction. A detailed overview of school fees, the application fee and payment schedules, can be found here. 

Fees internal students in Euro Classes 5 - 10 Classes 11 - 12 Int. Classes 8 - 10 IB Students Year 1 + 2
Admission Fee, non-recurring 1.750 1.750 1.750 1.750
School and Boarding Fee (SIG) 3.502 3.573 3.573 3.756
Security Deposit * with direct debit, one-off 3.5007.000** 3.5007.000** 7.00010.500** 7.00010.500**
Classes 5 - 10
Admission Fee, non-recurring 1.750
School and Boarding Fee (SIG) 3.502
Security Deposit * with direct debit, one-off 3.5007.000**
Classes 11 - 12
Admission Fee, non-recurring 1.750
School and Boarding Fee (SIG) 3.573
Security Deposit * with direct debit, one-off 3.5007.000**
Int. Classes 8 - 10
Admission Fee, non-recurring 1.750
School and Boarding Fee (SIG) 3.573
Security Deposit * with direct debit, one-off 7.00010.500**
IB Students Year 1 + 2
Admission Fee, non-recurring 1.750
School and Boarding Fee (SIG) 3.756
Security Deposit * with direct debit, one-off 7.00010.500**
* The security deposit will be refunded upon termination of the contract. ** Fee without direct debit.
Amount of admission, costs & fees

Upon conclusion of an enrolment and boarding school contract we will charge a one-time admission fee amounting to 50% of a month's school and boarding fee. In addition, a security and incidental expenses deposit is required that will be refunded when the contract is terminated.

Costs and fees for schooling and boarding services – including pastoral care, accommodations, meals and incidental expenses (e.g., individual music lessons, exchange programmes, school uniform, excursions, totally approx. 200 Euro per month) – are established annually by the management board of Schule Schloss Salem gGmbH. Payment obligations for each school year extend to August 31 of each calendar year, regardless of the start of summer holidays or the completion of examinations for the Abitur or the International Baccalaureate.

Payment schedule

Fees for schooling and boarding can be paid annually (with a 2% discount) or monthly.

Sibling discount

We are very pleased when family siblings choose to attend Schule Schloss Salem together. In this case the schooling and boarding fees are reduced by 10% for each sibling.

Alumni (Altsalemer)

We are most happy when former students choose to place their own children in our care and are prepared to arrange a reduction in fees upon consultation.

Tax benefits

At present (subject to legal changes) families can claim 30% of the pure costs of schooling as a special expense on their tax declarations. We will be happy to provide the necessary documentation. Additionally, pastoral care at school for children up to 14 years of age can be certified.  With regard to schooling and boarding fees Salem is obliged to provide such services outlined in Article V of the General Contract Terms (AVB). The incidental expenses enumerated in Article VII  of the AVB will be billed separately.

Parent Voluntary Donations

Parent Voluntary Donations

Over decades Salem has relied upon the close relationship between parents and school. Salem provide its students with both encouragement and challenges. To this end the on-going support of parents is irreplaceable. Hence we invite parents of our students to voluntarily contribute a supplemental payment into our scholarship fund so that families with lesser financial means can send their children to Salem.  All supplemental contributions will be used exclusively for this purpose. Payments may range from a monthly amount of 250 Euro to the coverage of a full scholarship. Naturally the school will automatically provide a donation receipt for all supplemental payments.

Voluntary Donations

Voluntary additional payments

Excess Payments

Additional Payment per month in Euro

A

250.- €

B

500.- €

C

750.- €

D

1.000.- €

E (50% Scholarship)

1.725.- €

F (100% Scholarship)

3.450.- €

 

Contact person

Dr. Stephanie Nau
Head of Admission

Tel.: +49 7553 919-352
Send email

Salem is more than a good school

  • Intensive pastoral care in the boarding school (approx. 95 percent of students are boarders)
  • Small class sizes (with an average of 16 students)
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • International Classes in Years 8 – 10 and International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Broad range of foreign languages
  • Socially oriented service groups and artisan guilds
  • Outdoor education
  • Supervised study hour and academic support programmes
  • Extensive sports curriculum and extracurricular sports programmes
  • Extraordinary learning environment near Lake Constance
  • Large libraries with extensive German and international literature
  • State-recognized [or: Baden-Württemberg] Abitur or International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Career and university counselling by school-based specialists
  • Extensive and highly renown alumni network in Germany  and abroad
  • Character development and education for responsible leadership
  • And above all: a life-long community of friends!
Building Character.