International School Altdorf

St. Josefsweg 15b
Altdorf, 6460, Switzerland
International School Altdorf is a private co-educational day and boarding school located in the German speaking part of central Switzerland 50min from Zurich.
The school offers students between ages 13-19 years old to study from grade 7-12 (MYP 3,4,5), International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBCP), IGCSE exams, TOEFL and IELTS test center and University foundation program.
With outstanding academic results upon high school graduation most of our students enter top 50 universities worldwide.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 80 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $70,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $40,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

International School Altdorf ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 290 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
International School Altdorf
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered
7-12, PG
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Smart casual
Average Class Size
15 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
Number of IB Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Starting fees 50000)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Starting fees 25000)
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Director of Admissions
Maria Helgesson


School Notes

  • International School Altdorf is an inclusive international school welcoming students from all over the world. With nature just around the corner, our school is surrounded by the stunning Swiss Alps and the beautiful Lake Lucerne. Our community is instilled with the feeling of a home not far away from home - academics combined with extra curricular activities and sports is the very foundation of our schools success.
  • Our school strives to provide excellence in education and believe that collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking are essential to successfully navigate in a fast-changing world.
  • Our school offers the internationally recognized MYP, IBDP, IBCP and University Preparation programs as well as a summer program and classes to prepare for IELTS, TOEFL and SAT exams that can be taken at our certified test centre on our campus.
  • International School Altdorf is also pleased to offer scholarships to highly capable students who meet strict academic requirements and demonstrate their future potential. Please note that this is a highly competitive and limited scholarship opportunity. For more information contact by email
  • With a strong focus on academics, our students also participate in the European Physics Olympiads and the World Olympic Mathematic Competition. Through outside collaborations with pharmaceutical companies and attending UNWTO meetings, our students also get the chance to apply their academic experience outside of the classrooms.
  • At International School Altdorf our experienced and dedicated team of teachers accompany and guide our students on their journey to make the most of both their educational achievements as well as on a personal development level. With the assistance of our professional university guidance counseling team, most of our students are accepted to top 50 universities worldwide upon graduation.
  • International School Altdorf accreditations: International Baccalaureate
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does International School Altdorf cost?
International School Altdorf's tuition is approximately $70,000 for boarding students and $40,000 for day students.
What sports does International School Altdorf offer?
International School Altdorf offers 15 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Ballet, Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Cycling, Dance, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.
What is International School Altdorf's ranking?
International School Altdorf ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percentage of international students and High percent faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for International School Altdorf?
The application deadline for International School Altdorf is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 80 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $70,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $40,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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