About Us


Founded in 1793, HIF Swiss International Boarding School and Sports Academy is committed to the highest standards of teaching and individual achievement in a school culture based on kindness and understanding. It is a co-educational secondary school with strong local roots, which caters to the needs of students of all cultures. HIF offers a range of programmes recognised by the world’s leading universities. A bilingual programme (English-German) leads to the Swiss Baccalaureate-Matura. The school is a centre for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). HIF is also a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

In the boarding houses, a team of committed pastoral staff is responsible for the personal well-being of our Swiss and international boarders and closely monitors their academic progress together with the academic staff.

Learning at HIF goes beyond the walls of the classroom. Located at over 1600 metres in the high-alpine valley of the Engadine, HIF is a centre for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding.

HIF Sports Academy is open to any student with a passion for sport and strong academic ambitions. They can combine competitive or leisure sports with an international academic programme. Sport is a core element in the education of all HIF students. It promotes health and well-being but also resilience, self-discipline and team spirit – vital qualities for future leaders.

The HIF International Summer Camp 2020 is a two-week adventure on at 1700 metres on the campus of the Hochalpines Institut Ftan in the Engadine, Switzerland. It brings together young people from around the world to learn, explore, discover and develop ther language skills, their talents as well as new and tested skills in the untouched landscape of mountains, forests and rivers.

  • Total Enrollment : 100
  • Type : Swiss Matura / Cambridge IGCSE / Internationale Baccalaureate / Integration Year
  • Boarding Grades : Grade 7-12
  • Total Students : 80-100
  • Boarding Students : 30%
  • Day Students : 70%
  • ESL Offered : Yes - Integration Year
  • Summer Program : Yes - HIF INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP (19 July - 1 August 2020) - more information: http://www.hif.ch/en/summer-camp
  • Avg. Class Size : 12
  • Standard Application : Yes - http://www.hif.ch/en/admission
  • Academic URL : http://www.hif.ch/en/school
  • Sport URL : https://www.hif.ch/en/sportsacademy
  • Dormitory
  • Leadership
  • Music/Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Tennis