Swiss Federation of Private Schools

The Swiss Federation of Private Schools: representing the best Swiss schools

The Swiss Federation of Private Schools represents the best of the private education sector in Switzerland. The education sector in Switzerland is renowned the world over, thanks to the wide variety and high quality of its institutions.


Swiss education: worth its weight in gold

Some of the world’s best boarding schools are located in the country, offering instruction in a multitude of languages and a diverse choice of diplomas.


This small country at the heart of Europe has everything from hotel schools to top business institutes and highly-regarded universities, as well as international primary and high schools, finishing schools and a superb choice of summer camps.

The Swiss education brand continues to enjoy a global reputation for quality. Programmes in Switzerland tend to have a strong international outlook, and typically provide students with the linguistic, academic and practical skills they need for a successful career at home and abroad.

The International Baccalaureate degree was developed in Switzerland, and is increasingly adopted world-wide.

Swiss hotel schools continue to enjoy a sterling reputation abroad, thanks to their focus on advanced management techniques as well as a thorough grounding in professional skills.

Thoroughly Swiss and completely cosmopolitan
Switzerland’s private schools cater for nearly 100, 000 pupils from across Switzerland, as well as welcoming pupils from more than hundred other countries.

Students in Swiss private schools can choose from a wide selection of internationally recognised diplomas, which allows them to transfer easily into higher education in the country of their choice.

A focus on specialised, high quality education means students typically receive outstanding individual support, and it is common to find special training programmes for talented young athletes, language support and integration classes for non-native speakers, finishing programs, hotel management or business degrees and language courses tailored to an individual student’s needs.

Sporting achievement is firmly encouraged in Swiss schools, with the country providing an immense natural playground for a huge choice of outdoor activities in both summer and winter.

Choosing to succeed
Membership of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools (SFPS) is a mark of quality. Member schools are distinguished by the high quality of the education they provide, and each school strives to offer the best environ-ment for your children’s schooling.

The boarding schools affiliated to the SFPS offer a vibrant community spirit as well as outstanding facilities, and are the natural choice for pupils who want to combine adventure and learning, live in a cosmopolitan and multicultural country and share a very special lifestyle with fellow students from all over the world.

Smaller guests will experience a new home where they feel safe and secure, while older students will appreciate the excitement of living abroad and making new friends for life.

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