Reaching Goals With Confidence and Self-Reliance
Years 11 & 12 (College)

Whether at in the classroom or in the boarding school -- in the final two years of schooling we expect a high level of independence from our students. Both the Abitur and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) are organized as course systems with individualized schedules and self-reliant learning:

  • Self-guided, after-school studying is supported by mentors and subject teachers
  • Supplemental, theme-related educational activities, such as study trips, excursions, extracurricular clubs (Model United Nations, political clubs, etc.)
  • Enhanced by library-based multi-media study spaces
  • Civic education through guest lectures, evening programs and student self-governance (student parliament, academic council, study groups, Spetzgart Forum, The Spetzgart Supper Talk)
  • Career Counseling Office with teacher-counselors who are experts on admission to German and foreign universities
  • A final "Salem Report" thoroughly documenting a student's involvement in services and athletics, in political activities and creative pursuits, in elected offices and as a member of the student self-governance

Learning to assume responsibility