The Constitutions have a particular function in the structure of the School Government (SMV) at Salem. They substantiate the seriousness of the School Government and the obligatory nature of the common rules for all the members of the community of the staff and pupils.
On the one hand, the Constitutions at the Middle School and Upper School define all the structures of the committees, and on the other they try, in the preambles, to define what it means to be a member of the school community at Salem and feel obligated to observing our values and our School motto, "Plus est en vous".
The preamble for the Middle School states that all the members of the school community at Salem set their goal of "becoming an elite", i.e. within the sense of developing particular character-defining, social, academic, musical, sport and political skills". But the obligation to assume responsibility is particularly important in this connection. The development of these special skills is not promoted for personal reasons but "with the intention of applying them in a responsible way within the school community first , and later on in society."
In addition, four sections define the rules for living together in the school community, i.e. the goal for everyone at Salem of setting an example, the right to freedom of speech, the right to one's private sphere and the right to unrestricted possibilities for personal development are emphasized in the preamble.