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IB and German
Ages 10 to 18

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CurriculumsIB and German
Leaving qualificationsIB Diploma and Abitur
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 10 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IB Diploma and Abitur
Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average 14 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €23,280
to: €24,960
This school has more than one campus in Friedrichshafen:
Schule Schloss Salem: Ages 10 to 16

Address: Schlossbezirk 1, 88682 Salem, Germany

Salem International College: Ages 15 to 18

Address: Kurt-Hahn-Straße 1, 88662 Überlingen

Salem offers German or International classes.

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

600 boarding school places for girls and boys (95% of the students are boarders)

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Schule Schloss Salem is Germany's most prominent boarding school, both at home and abroad. Here students from 45 countries live and learn together, reflecting the diversity of our world today.

Language support for students not fluent in English and German

Students can take language courses at Schule Schloss Salem. There is even an integrated language school in Years 5 & 6.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Use of technology in the classroom

Each classroom is equipped with a media station.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Schule Schloss Salem uses virtual classroom technologies

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students who wish to complete their Abitur at Salem need to have sufficient mastery of the German language, both written and oral, to be able to take part fully in Gymnasium-level instruction.
Students in the international classes and the International Baccalaureate Programme need to be fluent in the English language, both written and oral, and show their competencies in various school subjects in an assessment test.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Admission is possible at the beginning of each school year for entry into grades 5 to 11. Admission to grade 12 or in the course of a school year is not advisable, but may be possible in individual cases.

Students can join after academic year begins

Admission to grade 12 or in the course of a school year is not advisable, but may be possible in individual cases.

School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, Salem is pleased to give consideration to food intolerances or dietary restrictions when provided with the necessary information.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Archery; Artisan Crafts; Bicycling; Creative Handicrafts; China Exchange Group; Chinese; Choir; Club House; Cooking; Cultural Excursions; Debating; Decorating by Season; Duke of Edinburgh Award; Fencing; Film; GO; Kayaking; Library; Mathematics; Model United Nations; Nature Conservation; Orchestra; Peterhof Charity; Politics; Pre-Engineering; School Assembly Team; School Band; Snack Bar; Tennis; Theatre; Yearbook

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Boarding facilities, libraries

Sports facilities at the school

Salem has three sports halls, two modern sports fields, an artificial turf and a 400m running track. It maintains its own 25-metre indoor swimming pool and both the Middle School and the Upper School offer fitness rooms with a variety of cardiovascular and weight training machines and further crossfit equipment.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Schule Schloss Salem is a place with a unique character. Here, young people of all ages experience those things that make for lasting and viable community life. In other words, by living with one another in a group, students become acquainted with life in a multifaceted society.

Teaching approach of the school

A first-class education belongs to the core of Schule Schloss Salem. It is focussed not on rote learning and routine reproduction of information, but rather on developing an understanding of facts and their interrelationships – preferably through active involvement and empirical learning.

One step at a time Salem students gain the ability to acquire knowledge autonomously and especially to apply sound principles in testing the plausibility of contradictory sources of information – a key competency for enlightened citizens in the digital world of the 21st century.

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