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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
Status Private
Heads of School Stefanie Aichholz & Dr. Christoph Hendrickx
Language of Instruction English, German
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
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Marceline Kelder
Associations IB

School. Sports. Nature.

HIF Swiss International School 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 and by Cambridge Assessment as a centre for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). HIF proudly holds IB World School status and offers the IB Diploma programme.

Our Vision

As one of the oldest schools in Switzerland, we still uphold the values of the great Swiss educators. True to their legacy, HIF fosters a student-centred school culture and caring relationships between educators and learners. This is manifested in high standards of teaching and learning, the discovery and development of individual talent and achievement within a motivating, supportive community.

Our Mission

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 and professional careers. The school aims to promote open-mindedness, critical thinking, self-directed research and teamwork through teaching and learning with a local, national and international outlook. We challenge our students to become global citizens with a sense of responsibility for our shared planet. We want them to understand that fairness, kindness and community spirit help to make the world a better place.

Your Home Away From Home

For our dedicated house parents at HIF nothing is more important than the happiness of their house and that depends on the health, happiness and safety of each child in their care. House parents are not just carers or activity organisers or supervisors.

Although they are all of these, they are first and foremost educators. They work as a team in close cooperation with teachers, school leaders, sports coaches, medical staff and, of course, parents to provide the holistic education expressed in HIF's mission statement.

Sports Academy

Sport 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 students 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.