Going Beyond Classroom Instruction:
Extracurricular Activities in Overview

Ages 5 & 6

  • Creative Arts or Learning a Musical Instrument
  • Club
  • Elective Sport Course (with grade mark)


Ages 7 & 8

  • Artisan Guilds
  • Club or Learning a Musical Instrument 
  • Elective Sport Course (with grade mark)
  • Household Duties (e.g., in Dining Hall, Kitchen, etc.)


Ages 9 & 10

  • Community Service
  • Two Clubs or Learning a Musical Instrument 
  • Elective Sport Course (with grade mark)


Ages 11 & 12

  • Community Service
  • Club or Learning a Musical Instrument 
  • Elective Sport Course (with grade mark)


Clubs (AGs)

Salem's many clubs offer students the opportunity to participate regularly in guided activities involving sports, artisan skills, creative arts or music:

  • Clubhaus – the student discothèque
  • China Club
  • Choir
  • Salem Agesbook
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Photography
  • Go – a Chinese board game
  • Golf
  • Arts and crafts
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Model United Nations (MUN)
  • Orchestra
  • Peterhof Project – support for a home for the handicapped in St. Petersburg
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Horse Riding
  • School Band
  • Technical organizer of the school assemblies
  • Sailing
  • Salem Weekend Committee
  • Tennis
  • Theater
  • Torkel – a student-run café
  • Triathlon

Singing and Learning a Musical Instrument

As a rule music lessons are conducted individually on a voluntary basis outside of regular classroom hours. Lessons take place on the school campus and are given by private teachers whose fees are paid by the student's parents. All students taking music lessons (instrumental or singing) may take the internationally recognized ABRSM examinations Salem's students are regularly amongst the prizewinners at the regional and national level of Germany's music competition, "Jugend musiziert".


  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Contrabass
  • Drums
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Violin
  • Vocal Singing

Creative Arts

Salem's creativity program focuses on encouraging the development of musical, artistic and artisanal skills. Participation of obligatory in Agess 5 & 6.


  • Pottery studio 
  • Theater
  • Drawing 
  • Musical instrument lessons (optional)

Artisan Guilds

Salem's artisan guilds are oriented toward a craftsman's apprenticeship. The content of each program is modeled on the topics covered in a respective guild's first Ages of training. Focus is placed on developing technical and creative skills. Participation is obligatory in Agess 7 & 8.

  • Carpentry
  • Precision mechanics
  • Photography
  • Smithery
  • Cooking
  • Turnery
  • Tailoring

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