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IB, British, and Swiss curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 12 to 18

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CurriculumsIB, British, and Swiss
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 12 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average 10 students / class
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: CHF 55,750
to: CHF 59,350
Address: Chalchera 154 • CH-7551 Ftan • Switzerland
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Number of students

80

Number of nationalities represented in the school

15

Most common nationality

Swiss

Ratio of local students to international students

70%

Max. number of students per class

15

Average number of students per class

10

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English and German speaking teachers

80% of our teachers are native speakers

Language support for students not fluent in English and German

We offer a Language Integration Year in German or English

Additional language classes offered by the school

Depending on the curriculum our students can study English, German, French, Italian or Romansh.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

HIF Swiss International School and Sports Academy strives to offer a fair and balanced admissions process that gives prospective students every opportunity to study at HIF. We have a min. language requirements depending on the year of study and we run a math exam as well.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

31st of May

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE
Swiss Matura

Results in these examinations

95% success rate of Swiss Matura

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

With the help of an external team.

School start time

7.50

School finish time

17.00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Robotics, vocal group, psychology, team sports, natural sciences and experiments.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Vegetarian or lactose- or gluten-free meals.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

The school is a training site of the Grison Ski Nordic and Snowboard Association as well as an acclaimed regional performance centre of the Swiss Ski Association for alpine skiing. With its Sports Academy, HIF offers an ideal academic and athletic background for highly talented athletes on the one hand and for less competitive, but sports-interested, students on the other hand. Our sports: Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon, Alpine Skiing, Ski- and Snowboard Freestlye, Icehockey.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

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 Matura. The school is a centre for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and has just officially obtained the status of IB World School.

Teaching approach of the school

HIF has chosen some of the world’s leading programmes of study recognised for admission by the top universities in the USA, the UK, Switzerland and worldwide. A knowledge-rich and skill-based curriculum promotes mastery of subject content in Languages, Mathematics, the Natural Sciences, the Humanities, the Arts, Sport as well as classes which focus on issues facing societies and individuals across the globe.

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