Hochalpines Institut Ftan – HIF Swiss International School and Sports Academy

Co-Education (12-19)
Boarding School 
+41 81 861 22 11
Hochalpines Institut Ftan AG, Chalchera 154, 7551 Ftan (Scuol)
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Year of Foundation 1793
Enrollment Phase / Grades Grades 7-11
Boarding Boarding School 
Number of students 80-100
Nationalities 20+
Teacher Student Ratio 1:5
Accreditations Cambridge IGCSE, HIF is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School for school year 2020/21, TELC Test Centre
Headmaster Beat Sommer
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) 53,400 CHF
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) 62,050 CHF


Founded in 1793, HIF Swiss International Boarding School and Sports Academy has been guided throughout its 225-year history by the values of world-renowned Swiss educationalists. HIF is committed to the highest standards of teaching and individual achievement in a school community based on kindness and understanding. At HIF educators help their students discover their talents, develop their potential and pursue their dreams.

As a consequence, HIF graduates believe in themselves and their ability to succeed. They have a strong sense of responsibility to the community as a local, a national and a global citizen and devote themselves to life-long learning. Sports is a core element in the education of all HIF students. They can combine competitive or leisure sports with an international academic programme. A team of teachers, carers, and coaches helps them coordinate individual training sessions, competition schedules, and study plans. Sports promotes health and well-being but also resilience, self-discipline and team spirit – vital qualities for future leaders.

HIF Extra-Curricular Activities :
Music, choir, theatre, and visual arts

Leasure sports:

In summer: tennis, golf, football, skateboarding, slackline, trampolines, biking, hiking
In winter: Nordic skiing, alpine skiing, and snowboarding, ice hockey, ice skating

Individualized fitness coaching
Applied Science and IT classes
Study Centre and individualized mentoring
Tai-chi and Qi-gong with Shaolin monks

HIF International Summer Adventure Camp (19th July – 1st August 2020)

The HIF International Summer Adventure Camp 2020 is a two-week learning journey, high above the world at 1700 meters on the campus of the Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF) in the Engadine, Switzerland. Ftan is a village on the doorstep of the Swiss National Park with its wildlife and its untouched landscape of mountains, forests, and rivers. It is just waiting to be explored.

Our Summer Camp brings together young people from around the world to live and learn together. It will be a summer to remember for the adventure, the friendships, for the fun and laughter, and for the inspiration, you will take home with you.

Learn and practice your German or English skills
Explore the Alps with its wildlife, rushing rivers, forests, and mountain peaks
Discover new talents and help organize and lead an activity as a team member
Develop the confidence to try out and practice rock climbing, river rafting, horseback riding.


HIF brochure German
HIF brochure English



Swiss Matura, Cambridge IGCSE, IBDP subject to authorization

Languages of instruction

English and German

Foreign languages

English, German, French, Italian, Romansh, Latin



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