January 10, 1967 The N. C.
Mr. Jocelyn Winthrop-Young, head
master of Salem School in Germany, re
turned to the School of the Arts this
year to observe changes in the school's
program, methods, and practices. Mr.
Winthrop-Young visited the school last
year to exchange ideas and to observe
the realization of such a unique school.
Arriving December 27, Mr. Winthrop-
Young spent more than ten days talking
among the students and faculty, leaving
Sunday to return to Germany.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
More than 240 students, one-third
of whom are female, attend Salem School
in Germany. More than 20 nationalities
are represented at the school; however,
857o of the students are German. Stu
dents ages range from 13 to 20.
The twelfth century buildings,
once a Cistercian Monastery, sit among
the rolling hills of southwest Germany.
Although the private school is
non-denominational, students attend
chapel every morning and either a Pro
testant or Catholic service on Sundays.
MUSIC AT SALEM
In the arts, the school offers
music and is renowned for its choir
which has toured Great Britain and
performed on radio. Every six months
the choral group gives a public per
formance. Concerts are given by
the students twice a month on Sunday
The ACADEMIC SCHOOL
The school is primarily academic
and the students take a broad ran^^
of courses through to the time of .
examinations after their thirteenth
"Academically, the students work
harder in Germany than they do here,”
stated Mr. Winthrop-Young. ’’But they
do not specialize as you do here. They
must take a broad range of courses:
math, science, languages, and athle--
tics, every year of high school.
None of the students at Salem are
college students,but the German school
system is much different from the
American system. To enter a German
university, a student is required to
have the equivalent of two years of
American college work.
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Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.
Thursday: Student Government
Friday: 6:30 p.m.
” Guns of Navarone ”
Bus will leave main
building at 6:30 for
Saturday: 8:00 p.m.
Dance in the cafeteria
Sunday : Bus leaves for downtown
( Note: Camino Real is being
presented Wednesday through
FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
JANURARY 16-20, 1967
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The school provides the
living facilities for the stu
dents. Thirty to thirty-five
students live in a wing which
has a house master and a senior
student,,; similar to our student
government representative, as
The students’ day begins ,
at 6:30 a.m. with a run around
the athletic field before
breakfast. After breakfast,
they go to chapel and then to
morning classes. Lunch is fol
lowed by a half-hour rest period
and then the students participate
in various sports including bas
ketball, field hockey, volleyball,
and track as well as water sports.
From 5 to 7 p.m. a study period
is observed followed by the even
ing meal and various discussion
groups. The high school students
have lights-out at 10 p.m. and
older students must be in their
rooms by 10:30 p.m.
Mr. Winthrop-Young has been
headmaster at Salenfor twelve yearp,
Before coming to Salem, he was
headmaster of a similar school in
Greece. Mr. Winthrop-Young also
worked closely with similar schools
Scotland, England, and the U.S.