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Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF)

Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF)

Chalchera 154, 7551 Ftan GR, Switzerland

+41 81 861 22 11



Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF)
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding & Sports Academy
Founded 1793
Heads of School Stefanie Aichholz & Dr. Christoph Hendrickx
Co-ed Age Range 12-18 years
Number of pupils 70
Boarding fees per annum CHF57,000 - CHF64,000
Sports Academy: up to CHF6,000
Curriculum IBDP, IGCSE
Language of Instruction English, German
Associations IB

HIF Swiss International School and Sports Academy is an open-hearted campus community where young people from around the world can thrive in the sublime, health-giving environment of the Swiss Alps. It is a co-educational secondary school offering a range of educational programmes for students in school years/grades 7 to 12. It is accredited by the Canton of Graubünden to prepare and examine students for the Swiss Matura, by Cambridge Assessment as a centre for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and proudly holds IB World School status offering the IB Diploma Programme.

Learning at HIF goes beyond the walls of the classroom. For us, education is about students discovering and developing their unique talents and individual potential - intellectual, emotional, social, artistic, sporting - which every child possesses. It is also about exploring how knowledge and skills learned in academic subjects can be applied and extended in the real world. Among the opportunities for enriched learning are excursions in Switzerland, academic clubs, hiking in the Alps, music and arts, Leadership programmes and other projects.

Whether you are an aspiring Olympic skiing champion or simply enjoy a leisurely game of tennis, sport is an essential element for us at HIF. It promotes health, well-being, resilience, self-discipline, and team spirit. What is more, sport is a source of joy, excitement, and inspiration. With its team of expert coaches and high-profile training facilities, HIF enables young talents and students interested in sports such as cross-country skiing, alpine ski, biathlon, snowboarding freestyle and ice hockey to combine competitive or leisure sports with an academic programme of their choice. Special support and mentoring programmes ensure the coordination of sport and academics. We are responsive to the needs and the development of each student, regardless of his or her performance level. Motivation and pleasure are the decisive elements in achieving the school’s objectives in both athletics and academics.