The Proof of the Pudding is the Eating

Taster Days at Schule Schloss Salem

What is it like not only to share a school desk but also a dorm room with other students? What goes on in the castle after the lights go out? The best way to find out is to experience it yourself! We are pleased to offer children and teens the opportunity to take part in boarding school life at Schule Schloss Salem. (You won't know if you like it, until you've tried it...)

Taster Days 2019/2020

Begins Thursdays from 4pm to Saturday at 11.30am

28 - 30 November 2019
Years 5 - 11

30 January - 1 February 2020
Years 5 - 11, incl. Information event 10PLUS

26 - 28 March 2020
Years 5 - 11

23 - 25 April 2020
Years 5 - 11, incl. Information event 10PLUS

7 - 9 May 2020
Years 5 - 11

25 - 27 June 2020
only for Years 5 & 6 (maybe 7 & 8, depending on registrations)

Get in touch

Kathrin de Francisco
Assistant to Admissions Office

Tel.: + 49 7553 919-352
Send email


General Information


You will find the current dates at the top of this page. In the upper school certain dates for taster days are scheduled, but individual arrangements are also possible. Contact the admissions department about a date that suits your schedule.


Girls and boys who are currently enrolled in school years 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10.


Interested boys and girls attend class lessons (we hold classes on Saturday mornings), get involved in dormitory life and take part in boarding school activities. During the taster days they also meet with the admissions staff and sit assessment tests.


Begins Thursdays from 4pm to Saturday at 11.30am

Service Fee for Taster Days

The logistical and personnel expenses for organising individual visits and care for your children are high. Therefore the school charges a service fee of 250€ per child for the taster weekend. This includes all meals.

Banking Details for Service Fee
Sparkasse Salem-Heiligenberg
IBAN DE39 6905 1725 0002 001907


To register for our traster days, it is necessary to submit your application in due time and as early as possible, including all necessary documents. The capacities for "aster children" vary from date to date. We attach great importance to a realistic taster experience and consult our mentors at every appointment in order to be able to offer free beds on our wings. Since the boarding school partly accommodates guests from exchange programs, the number of our taster places varies. Applicants for grades 5 and 6 are required to participate in taster days.

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