Switzerland‘s top schools recognise the importance of helping students develop habits for lifelong health and well-being, and make sure to include a challenging and enticing range of activities in the curriculum.
Our Best Sports Schools award highlights the schools that have outstanding sports and recreation programmes for all members of the school community, from everyday exercise to elite athletes.
Best Sports SchoolsHigh Alpine Institute
The High Alpine Institute Ftan is a centre of excellence for snowboarding, skiing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and table tennis, and enjoys the status of Swiss Olympic Sports School. HIF Ftan takes a holistic approach to sporting achievement and aims to nurture young athletic talent so that pupils can combine their education with improving their performance at elite level. The school has an exceptional choice of activities for all pupils in the school, who are encouraged to make sport and fitness part of a healthy lifestyle from a young age.
Swiss Alpine Secondary School
The school is located in central Davos, the highest town in Europe, and one of the most famous ski resorts in Switzerland. SAMD students benefit immensely from their surroundings, which allow them to take advantage of the comprehensive sports and leisure facilities of this world famous mountain region. In addition, the school offers an excellent programme of development to ambitious athletes, who are offered special training opportunities and mentorship during their time at the school.
Sport has always been a great tradition at the Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz and accordingly it plays an important part in the life of the school. The school puts an important emphasis on the fundamental value of physical well-being as part of a rounded education. Sporting values of team spirit and fair play are embraced throughout the school, and all students participate in a diverse range of school sports, games and teams. The range of traditional boarding school sports offered by the Lyceum is often an important factor for students deciding to choose the school.