Ecole d'Humanité

Gmeindi 318b
Hasliberg Goldern, 6085, Switzerland
Surrounded by the awe-inspiring peaks of the Swiss Alps, the Ecole d'Humanit is a university preparatory school with an innovative holistic curriculum.
The Ecole d'Humanit is a bilingual boarding school with an English-language US high school curriculum, including AP courses in all disciplines; and a German-language Swiss secondary program including the Swiss Matura.
A rigorous and progressive interest-based curriculum expands essential academic skills, builds a strong knowledge base, and develops the cross-curricular competencies students need to be successful in a dynamic world.
100% of graduates of the class of 2022 achieved an offer from at least one of their top three university choices.
The stunning natural setting provides both a wholesome learning environment and exceptional opportunities for hiking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, and other outdoor activities.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,000
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Ecole d'Humanité ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 296 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Ecole d'Humanité
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered
8-12, PG
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
16 acres

Student Body

120 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
6 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(90% of students are boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Erica Knecht

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Geography, AP German, AP Physics and Mechanics, AP US Government and Politics, AP World History



Total Extracurricular Organizations
Club or Organization:
3-D Printing and CAD Design, Chess Club, Choir, Metalworking, Woodworking

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics, Creative Writing, Dance, Darkroom Photography, Filmmaking, Instrumental Music, Music Instruction, Photography, Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bouldering, Hiking, Meditation, Mountain Biking, Yoga

School Notes

  • The Ecole d`Humanit is a college-prep international boarding school in Switzerland for students in grades 8-12 and post-grad.
  • The Ecole`s holistic curriculum balances the academic, artistic, and athletic development of its students.
  • Small classes of 6-10 cater to the individual needs of students while allowing them the freedom to explore their intellectual interests. 120 students live in charming alpine chalets with a family-like boarding atmosphere, supported by 45 pedagogical staff.
  • An extensive outdoor program focusing on alpine sports skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and more is a core pillar of the curriculum. The outdoor program teaches grit, tenacity, teamwork, and an appreciation for the natural world.
  • The Ecole d`Humanit boasts a rich arts curriculum with academic classes in dance, theater, fine arts, photography, documentary filmmaking, music, and more.  
  • An emphasis on community service, co-responsibility, and democratic processes develop confidence, consciousness, problem-solving, and leadership skills. 
  • Small multi-age and gender-inclusive boarding groups of 6-12 students live in cozy alpine chalets that dot our campus. Boarding groups are supervised by 2-3 members of our pedagogical staff.
  • The Ecole d`Humanit welcomes new students with rolling admissions throughout the year.
  • Recent university acceptances include: Bard College, Berklee College of Music, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of British Columbia, Bryn Mawr, Bard, Sarah Lawrence, Mount Holyoke, Purdue University, The New School, University of the Arts, London, University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, Royal Holloway University, Exeter University
  • Inquiries for the American curriculum program should be directed to June Vinhateiro, our Director of Admissions. The U.S. phone number is +1.401.996.8682 and the email address is The school's phone number in Switzerland is +41.33.972.9292.
  • Ecole d'Humanité accreditations: Our school program is accredited by Cognia.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Hans ZImmer - Film score composer
    • Sarah Gorham - Renowned writer and publisher
    • Leda Luss Luyken - Artist
    • Stephan Eicher - Singer
    • Giorgio Gomelsky - Filmmaker and music producer
    • Luca Giuliani - Professor of Archeology
    • Rajiv Gandhi - Former Prime Minster of India
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Ecole d'Humanité cost?
Ecole d'Humanité's tuition is approximately $65,000 for boarding students.
What is the acceptance rate of Ecole d'Humanité?
The acceptance rate of Ecole d'Humanité is 75%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 58%.
Who are famous alumni from Ecole d'Humanité?
Ecole d'Humanité famous alumni include: Hans ZImmer, Sarah Gorham, Leda Luss Luyken, Stephan Eicher, Giorgio Gomelsky, Luca Giuliani and Rajiv Gandhi.
What sports does Ecole d'Humanité offer?
Ecole d'Humanité offers 15 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Dance, Freestyle Skiing, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming and Ultimate Frisbee.
What is Ecole d'Humanité's ranking?
Ecole d'Humanité ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percentage of international students, Small average class sizes and Low student:teacher ratio.
When is the application deadline for Ecole d'Humanité?
The application deadline for Ecole d'Humanité is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,000
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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