A Swiss Private Christian School - Stiftsschule Engelberg
Stiftsschule Engelberg is located in Engelberg in the central Swiss canton of Obwalden and approximately 1 hour away from Zurich Airport.
Stiftsschule Engelberg is a prestigious Swiss private school with day and boarding facilities for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 19. The school provides an optimal learning environment and excellent opportunities for extracurricular activities. Stiftsschule Engelberg offers a variety of programs to prepare the students excellently for future careers and life in general. The school has risen to the modern day educational challenge by shifting to meet the expectations of students whilst still maintaining the founding Benedictine principles. It provides space for cultural, religious and social activities. The school teaches Christian values according to the Benedictine tradition as an abbey school. Pastoral care is an integral part of this process.
Gymnasium programStiftsschule Engelberg offers either a four year or a six-year program that culminates in a bilingual Swiss Matura certificate (German and English) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. The gymnasium education meets global universities’ and colleges’ requirements so keeps open all future study or career options.
Secondary school (IOS)
This so-called Integrierte Orientierungsschule (IOS) is run by the community of Engelberg. It begins after primary school with grade 7, and spans three years. It prepares students for an apprenticeship, for secondary vocational school or for the Upper Gymnasium.
The school has a modern infrastructure that supports the way students learn. The teaching rooms have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities such as ergonomically designed chairs, individual desks, digital presenters, WLAN, a smartboard, and an audio system. Stiftsschule Engelberg has both indoor and outdoor sports facilities such as two outdoor football fields, two sports halls, volleyball courts, an indoor pool, and a fitness room.
The school’s extracurricular activities include excursions and trips, hiking, rowing, golf, tennis, skiing, and weight training.
The students also have a variety of opportunities to take part in music and arts like school theatre, Stiftschor (monastery choir), school orchestra or taking lessons at music school.
Day school is only possible for local pupils
Average class size
Bilingual Swiss Matura / IB Diploma
Orchestra / Choirs / Badminton / Table tennis / Basketball / Ice hockey / Tennis / Swimming / Music / Art / Football / Hockey / Skiing / Golf / Cross- country Skiing / Book Club / Curling / Biking
German / Bilingual German and English
Language courses offered
Greek / Latin / German / French / English
Age of entry
Age of entry to boarding houses
Yes / host families for students who stay for the weekends