The first priority is to find out about the terms of admission and what the school expects and offers. The Admissions Office is available to give information concerning school law and the admissions procedure. A decision for or against Salem should not be made in a hurry. Parents should allow time to discuss all aspects of change of school and life in a boarding school with their child. We know from experience that coming to a free and critical decision is the best foundation for a successful entry into a boarding school.
A first step towards admission is to send in the application form, with all the required documents.
Applicants will then be invited to visit the school. Meetings and interviews during this day are indispensable: questions about the change of school are answered, rules and customs of the school are discussed, and of course we talk about contractual matters. We also allow enough time for you to tour the school premises and talk to our students. In the Lower School (5 to 7) all applicants are invited to Introductory Days spending two days in the boarding school.
If you cannot take part in any of these days, please contact the Admissions Office to make an individual appointment.
If, for legal or other reasons (e.g. a change in the type of school, or an application from abroad), an entrance examination should be necessary a date for this should also be arranged with the Admissions Office. All applicants for the International Classes (8 to 10) and the International Baccalaureate have to write a placement test.
When a contract has been signed, the first four months are regarded as a probationary period.