HIF Swiss International Boarding School and Sports Academy


Our tradition, our commitment.

Founded in 1793, the Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF), Swiss International Boarding School and Sports Academy, is a co-educational secondary school offering a range of educational programmes for students in grades 7 to 12. It is accredited to prepare and examine students for the Swiss Matura and by Cambridge Assessment as a centre for the International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE). HIF is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. The well-being and achievement of our students is at the heart of everything we do. 


HIF Sports Academy is ideal for students with strong academic ambitions and a passion for sports. They can combine a Swiss or an international academic programme with competitive or leisure sports. Sport promotes health and well-being but also resilience, self-discipline and team spirit – vital qualities for future leaders.


The HIF International Summer Adventure Camp 2019 is a two-week enjoyable learning journey in the amazing landscape of Southeastern Switzerland. Learn English or German based on your individual learning targets in small classes and lively, varied lessons. Explore the Alps on foot, bike, horseback or on a raft. Discover new talents and make friends from around the world.








Chalchera 154,

CH-7551 Ftan, Switzerland
+41 861 22 11