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CitySwiss Alps
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 14 to 18
Boarding available

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 82,000
to: CHF 82,000
Address: Via Sogn Sigisbert 1 7180 Disentis Switzerland

Swiss Boarding Schools Disentis & Zurich is a boarding school only.
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Number of students

We anticipate in 2024 a maximum of 20 students per grade (grades 9-12).

Number of nationalities represented in the school

We anticipate in 2024 to have at least 15 nationalities.

Most common nationality

We anticipate in 2024 to have an equal mix of European (particularly Swiss, German, French & Italian) and Asian (particularly Vietnamese, Thai & Chinese) as the most common nationalities. However, the student body will be global with students from all parts of the world.

Ratio of local students to international students

We anticipate in 2024 to have a ratio of 1:9 of local to international students.

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French, Italian.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom


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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. The school is multi-denominational and students of all religious affiliations are welcome.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE and International A-Levels

Results in these examinations

96% IGCSE: Grade 5 or higher A Level: Grade C or higher

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

The timetable has 2 hours of supervised study per day (Monday to Friday).

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

The Head of Academics deals with the individual needs of our students and creates tailor-made learning plans.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

A Personal Learning Coach is provided for each student to meet regularly and cover topics that go far beyond the actual imparting of knowledge in a specific subject.

Student access to education psychologist

This area is dealt with by the Head of Academics and the Personal Learning Coach.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Each student is interviewed and English language proficiency is also assessed.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no official deadline for registration but early application is advised especially for visa requiring students.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, upon request and depending on availability.

School start time

Classes begin at 08:00.

School finish time

Classes finish at 16:00

Supervised care before/after school

Yes. There are two supervised hours of study per day (Monday to Friday). Boarding students have a member of staff available 24 hours a day seven days a week.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


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

Yes, upon request and availability.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers an attractive range of communal activities outside school hours.

In winter: skiing in one of the largest ski areas in Switzerland (Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis), cross-country skiing, ice hockey, ice skating, snowshoeing.
In summer: hiking, climbing, mountain biking: mountain bikes are available.

Singing in the traditional choir (once a week at lunchtime).
Getting involved in the student association: this makes settling in easier and offers the opportunity to forge lifelong friendships.
On weekends, we often organise communal activities such as movie nights or sports events.
During the autumn, sports and spring holidays, the school organises one-day or multi-day excursions, communal activities on campus, and skiing in winter.

During the summer holidays, we offer holiday camps in Winterthur/Zurich and Disentis.

Sports activities included

A wide variety of sports activities are built into a daily programme.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Science laboratories, music rooms, cinema, library, theatre.

Sports facilities at the school

Football field, indoor gymnasium, climbing wall, skiing, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, ice skating, snowshoeing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking (mountain bikes are available).

Grades/ages available for boarding

Grades 9-12 (approximate ages 14-18).

Boarding facilities at the school

The boys are accommodated in modern en-suite single rooms in the venerable abbey building, with their own shower/toilet. The girls also live in en-suite single rooms in the Caminada House. Built in 2005, Caminada House is the winner of several architectural awards. On-site staff are available around the clock.

Common rooms with a small kitchen invite learners to gather in a cosy atmosphere – this is where friendships are forged that often last a lifetime.

All learners are provided with fresh, healthy meals every day. European cuisine is served, and vegetarian options are also available.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Go to school where others go on holiday. Disentis is nestled in the fantastic mountain scenery of the Grisons. The spectacular landscapes around the source of the Rhine, the Oberalp and Lukmanier Passes and the Rhine gorge are perfect for biking, hiking or climbing.

One of the largest ski areas in Switzerland, Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis, is right on the doorstep. The village is home to 2000 inhabitants, with many shops, cafés and restaurants. Weekend excursions to Milan or the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland are also easily undertaken, given our geographical proximity.

The abbey and its school have shaped the village for hundreds of years. Here, great value is placed on education, community and mutual respect, and a tradition-rich musical culture is cultivated. Alumnis keep in touch with each other and with our school for decades.

Teaching approach of the school

With small classes and a friendly atmosphere, we ensure that our young people enjoy learning and are eager to do so while developing their specialised strengths and personality in the best possible way. After two years of general education, your child will concentrate on the subjects that interest them – and, thus, prepare specifically for a university course that suits their strengths.

The typical day at the boarding school is structured as we provide your child with direct guidance. An attractive, campus-specific range of optional subjects and leisure activities enables us to strike a good balance and promote a sense of community. The language of instruction is predominantly English with German and English used for social interactions. Lessons are also offered in other languages.

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