An Educational and Sports Academy in Switzerland - Hochalpines Institut Ftan

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Hochalpines Institut Ftan – A Swiss Sports Academy

The High Alpine Institute Ftan (HIF) is an international school, which features a high education level and sports academy with a family-like atmosphere. The school offers one of the best snowboarding programs in the world, with six years Matura graduation for the students.



The HIF is located in the quiet and secure atmosphere of Engadine above Ftan, a charming village in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.


Hochalpines Institut Ftan is an international school that offers both education and sports development, mentoring students in studies and encouraging social competences among them. The school is a life school for students from all over the world between the ages of 13 and 20 who want to be future leaders. HIF provides a platform for performance-oriented students to prepare for a successful future. The school has a boarding school, middle school and a sports school with a family atmosphere.

The boarding school has a team of staff that is available around the clock, helping the students to study and organizing a wide-ranging leisure program for them in a family-like community. HIF promotes students to the utmost level to strengthen their motivation and discipline; and support their academic success and social skills.


Hochalpines Institut Ftan offers a wide variety of academic and sports programs including College Integration Year, Bilingual Matura, and Swiss Matura.

Sports Academy

The sports Academy at HIF offers personality development through individual support in sports and academics without lengthening their time in school. It is a successful Swiss sports school with excellence in snowboarding and Nordic skiing. The school offers a perfect academic and sporting environment for athletes in the sports of alpine skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey, golf, biathlon and cross-country skiing. HIF has a generous sports infrastructure site with a unique mountain landscape.

Benefits of sports academy:

• There is a professional coach for every discipline or course

• The students are exposed to different pieces of training including off and on snow

• There are an efficient coordination and support in combining academics and sports

• The students have special mentoring moments- 247 support in the boarding school

• Medical assistance, recovery training, and therapy

Extra Curriculum Activities

HIF offers a wide range of modern amenities of a holiday resorts with warm hospitality and tranquility. The location of the school provides the students an opportunity to indulge in a wide range of sports activities such as horseback riding, climbing, biking in summer, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and skiing in winter.

Other school activities include project week, excursions, secret Santa with torch run, school prom, autumn hiking trip, team sports events, orientation runs, school trips, musical show, and graduation prom. In the vicinity of the school, there’s a chairlift that leads directly to the Motta Naluns Ski area and toboggan runs, the cross-country ski trail and hiking trails are also available.



  • Day Tuition

    CHF 20,600 - 32,400

  • Boarding Tuition

    CHF 50,980 - 83,500

  • Teaching Environment

    • Total enrollment


    • Setting


    • Teacher - student ratio


    • Average class size


    • Programmes of Study

      • Academic programmes

        College Integration Year / Bilingual Swiss Matura / Common Entrance Exam / Swiss Matura / GCSE

      • Extracurricular programmes

        Alpine Snowboard / Drama / Biathlon / Cross- country Skiing / Alpine Skiing / Golf / Choirs / Badminton / Ice hockey / Tennis / Swimming / Music / Art / Football / Freestyle Ski & Snowboard

      • Languages

        • Main language

          German / Bilingual German and English

        • Language courses offered

          German / Italian / French / Romansh

        • Pupils

          • Girls


          • Boys


          • Age of entry


          • Age of entry to boarding houses


          • University Preparation

            • University counselling


            • Career counselling


            • Boarding

              • Full boarding


              • Day pupils


              • Weekly boarding



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