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Hochalpines Institut Ftan AG High Alpine (Hochalpines Sports School)

Address: Chalchera, 7551 Scuol, Switzerland
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Description Hochalpines Institut Ftan AG High Alpine (Hochalpines Sports School)

  • Location: Scuol, canton Graubünden, Switzerland
  • Age of students: 12-18 years
  • Total students: 80
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Type of stay: day / board (residence; full or week)
  • Language of instruction: German (primary) and English.

Hochalpines Institut Ftan AG High Alpine (Hochalpines Sports School), one of the oldest private schools in Switzerland, is an interesting and at the same time logical choice for those who are looking for a child with a prestigious education in Switzerland. This is a respected international boarding school with a pronounced sports bias: the Sports Academy, which works at the HIF, is widely known not only in the country, but also far beyond its borders. About 80 children from 12 to 18 years study here: they are offered both classical academic programs (Swiss Matura Swiss Certificate, GCSE) and combined courses with professional sports training. For example, in Hochalpines Institut Ftan AG High Alpine is one of the best snowboarder training programs in the world!

Here they bring up self-confident leaders: sport affects not only the health and form of students, but also teaches them responsibility, commitment, patience and perseverance, instills leadership qualities and at the same time the ability to work in a team. Both full-time education and boarding school (full or weekly) - on campus equipped with all the necessary conditions for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Children can live at the hostel from the age of 12 (actually, from the moment of enrollment).

It is worth noting the mentoring system that is well developed in school: every child always knows who to contact with any problem or difficult situation, always feels the support and friendly shoulder of a friend, does not feel lonely. The staff is on line 24/7 (both for students and their parents), and organizes academic, creative and sports activities. In a class, about 6 people study at the same time, and the teacher-to-student ratio is 1: 4 - this is one of the best parameters in world (!) Statistics, ensuring the effectiveness of an individual approach.

The main language of instruction here is German, but there is also the possibility of bilingual learning “German + English”. Elective language courses are in great demand: German, French, Italian and Romansh.

The private cantonal school Hochalpines Institut Ftan AG High Alpine offers the following departments and educational stages:

  • Classic High School High School
  • Professional institute
  • Sports Academy
  • own business school
  • separate language department (excellent course "German as a foreign language").

Career guidance and preparation for admission to universities are conducted, useful career consultations with leading experts are conducted.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Hochalpines Institut Ftan AG High Alpine (Hochalpines Sports School)

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

Swiss Matura (Swiss Matura)

The classical educational program, supplemented by sports training at a professional level - the best preparation for obtaining a prestigious certificate and continuing study abroad (higher education).

Students improve their knowledge of English and German, are professionally involved in sports (the desired type can be chosen from a fairly wide list - coaches of the same high qualification on any of them), and also study the mandatory list of general education subjects.

The cost of schooling may vary depending on the curriculum and the chosen placement option:

  • daily form (without accommodation) = 20600CHF-32400CHF
  • full board = 50980CHF-83500CHF.

College Integration Year

A special program (as the name implies, calculated for 1 academic year), ideally preparing foreign schoolchildren to study at a Swiss college.

This course will help prepare for all necessary areas:

  • academic (adaptation to the new educational system)
  • language (intensive English / German skills improvement)
  • social (student gets used to live in an international atmosphere)
  • sports
  • cultural.

Persistent students, confident in their abilities, can prepare for the bilingual final exam for the certificate of maturity (Bilingual Matura).

The cost of schooling may vary depending on the curriculum and the chosen placement option:

  • daily form (without accommodation) = 20600CHF-32400CHF
  • full board = 50980CHF-83500CHF.
Annual
14-16
from 70 000 CHF / year

GCSE

The universal British secondary school program allows students to obtain a certificate of incomplete secondary education: with it you can prepare for graduate classes (preparation for university) or continue their education in secondary schools. Hochalpines Institut Ftan teaches the Cambridge IGCSE format, which is specially adapted for foreigners and at the same time strictly compliant with British standards.

The curriculum includes the following disciplines and areas:

  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • German / French as a foreign language
  • Combined scientific course: practice + theory in chemistry, biology, physics
  • Geography, natural development
  • Mathematics (international standard for preparing for the IB Diploma Mathematics Standard and Higher Level)
  • Special Course "Global Perspectives"
  • Business science.

The cost of the program is from 70000CHF per year.

Annual
16-18
from 70 000 CHF / year

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) standard is now accepted and appreciated throughout the world: it is a universal appreciation of a student’s academic abilities and his readiness to enter a university for higher education.

All students who choose the IB program learn:

  • literature in the selected language
  • primary or secondary language (usually English / French + foreign)
  • CAS course (Creativity, Service, Activity)
  • social sciences: economics, history
  • math
  • general theory of knowledge (CURRENT)
  • the method of writing an extended academic essay (volume of 4,000 words, the topic is chosen independently and is consistent with the teacher).

Pupils choose subjects for a personal curriculum independently - one of each of the following groups (to avoid duplication), 3 of which will be studied at a standard level, and 3 at a sophisticated, in-depth one:

  • A: English, German (other foreign languages ​​are possible)
  • B: English, German, French
  • C: economics, history, geography
  • D: math
  • E: biology, chemistry, physics
  • F: + 1 item from groups AE, not previously selected.

The cost of the program is from 70000CHF per year.

Events Hochalpines Institut Ftan AG High Alpine (Hochalpines Sports School)

Sports here is not only mandatory classes during the curriculum, but also a wide variety of electives and ample opportunities for outdoor activities:

  • horseback riding
  • rock climbing
  • table tennis
  • cycling / mountain biking (summer)
  • cross-country skiing
  • snowboarding (including Alpine hard riding)
  • biathlon
  • golf (in summer)
  • badminton
  • Ice hockey
  • football (summer)
  • skiing.

There will be classes for creatively gifted children: studios of choreography and dramatic art work, you can sing in the school choir and master musical directions, various areas of visual art.

The school is also known for its excellent leisure program, which makes the school year fun and interesting for children - they always look forward to every event:

  • Science Project Week
  • various excursions and thematic trips
  • game "Secret Santa" on the eve of Christmas
  • torch races
  • smart school graduation party
  • autumn hiking overnight
  • team games tournaments
  • orienteering competitions
  • music shows and concerts.

Advantages

  • Excellent reputation earned over the years of successful serious work
  • Professional approach to sports: an exceptionally experienced coaching staff, a wide range of sports disciplines, all the conditions for effective, comfortable and safe classes
  • Ideal proportion of academic lessons and extracurricular / sports activities - this helps to bring up children with harmonious personalities.
  • Constant monitoring of the educational and training process: children never feel lonely - curators and mentors are ready to help them solve any problem, give valuable advice, give moral support
  • Magnificent landscapes and ecological cleanliness of the place where the school is located
  • Prestige and demand for educational certificates: Switzerland is one of the recognized world leaders in the field of education.

Equipment Hochalpines Institut Ftan AG High Alpine (Hochalpines Sports School)

The school Hochalpines Institut Ftan is comfortably located in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the region of Lower Engadin (near the municipality of Ftan). Away from the city bustle and large roads, children will be able to learn and live happily, enjoy an ecologically clean environment and proximity to the majestic, gorgeous nature, and it is difficult to overestimate the comfort of Engadin for sports.

In addition to a host of amenities on campus itself, the school aims to provide the right infrastructure and facilities for children outside of its own territory. So, quite close to the HIF is the cable car, which allows easy and fast access to the large ski area Motta Naluns Ski: there you will find toboggan and ski trails, hiking routes and, of course, downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Term dates and fees

The cost of schooling may vary depending on the curriculum and the chosen placement option:

  • daily form (without accommodation) = 20600CHF-32400CHF
  • full board = 50980CHF-83500CHF.

The indicated price is not included and is charged additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Exam Board
  • Tuition deposit
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Round trip
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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