Grisons, Switzerland

Hochalpines Institut Ftan Swiss International School and Sports Academy

HIF Swiss International School and Sports Academy is an open-hearted campus community where young people from around the world can thrive. At HIF we prepare our students to go out into the world with the knowledge, intellectual skills and emotional maturity to find fulfilment in their personal lives as well as in their academic careers.

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Hochalpines Institut Ftan Swiss International School and Sports Academy

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Ages Taught 12 - 19
Languages of instruction English, German
Nr. of Children 80
School Type Bilingual School
Day/Boarding Day, Flexi Boarding, Full Boarding, Weekly Boarding
Curriculum IB Diploma Programme, IGCSE, sports academy, Swiss Bilingual Cycle

Class Sizes

Average class size Pupil/Teacher ratio
maximum size 12

Hochalpines Institut Ftan Swiss International School and Sports Academy

HIF is an international boarding school and a regional secondary school with a strong local identity. It is attended by students from the local region of the Lower Engadine and by boarding students from Switzerland and around the world. It is located above the village of Ftan (altitude: 1648 metres asl) in a beautiful alpine setting in south-eastern Switzerland.

HIF has chosen some of the world’s leading programmes of study recognised for admission by the top universities in the USA, the UK, Switzerland and worldwide. A knowledge-rich and skill-based curriculum promote mastery of subject content in Languages, Mathematics, the Natural Sciences, the Humanities, the Arts, Sport as well as classes which focus on issues facing societies and individuals across the globe.

Sport is an essential element in HIF education. 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 to combine competitive or leisure sports with any academic programme of their choice.

Learning at HIF goes beyond the walls of the classroom. In an atmosphere marked by its tolerance and vitality, our boarding house team provides pupils with supervision, support and care around the clock, in matters of academic or personal importance. We support the desire to perform and aim to awaken and encourage enthusiasm for life and learning. Our boarding house residents develop their sense of responsibility, open-mindedness and creativity.

Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities


  • Nordic Skiing
  • Alpine skiing
  • Alpine snowboarding
  • Snowboard freestyle
  • Ice Hockey
  • Fitness Training
  • Horseback-riding
  • Indoor Climbing

Extra-curricular activities

  • Robotics
  • Vocal Group
  • Indoor Climbing
  • Visual Arts
  • Sports Academy


  • Chemistry Lab
  • Media centre
  • Chill out area
  • Ping-pong tables and table soccer
  • Billiard room
  • Professional gym
  • Climbing wall
  • Two tennis court
  • Football field
  • Volleyball field
  • 100 m sprint track
  • Skateboard ramp
  • Slackline
  • Outdoor trampolines
  • MTB downhill trail
  • Hiking trails
  • 10 km cross-country skiing tracks
  • 70 km ski and snowboard slopes
  • Freestyle park
  • 3.5 km sledge run
  • 3.0 km airboard slope
  • Winter hiking trails
  • Ice-skating and ice hockey field
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