At a Glance

History & Philosophy

  • Founded in 1926 by Dr Max Husmann on humanist principles

  • Modern, high quality education with individual support of each student

  • Tradition of internationalism and open-mindedness

Academics

  • Comprehensive and interdisciplinary education programmes for grades 1-12

  • Bilingual Elementary School: Full language immersion programme (German/English), grades 1-6

  • International School: IGCSE, IB Diploma Programme, American High School Diploma in English, grades 7-12

  • Swiss Gymnasium: Traditional (German) and Bilingual (German/English) Matura, G1-G6 (grades 7-12)

  • Languages of instruction: German and/or English (Support programmes for non-native speakers available)

  • Classes limited to 15 students

  • Daily study time ("Studium") supervised by teachers

  • College Counselling

Community

  • Staff and student body encompassing more than 40 different nationalities

  • Multilingual community. Language courses in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin

  • 300 students (more than 50% boarders)

  • Students ages 6 and up (boarding: ages 10 and up)

Activities

  • Varied seasonal programme

  • Sports include mountain biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, sledging, football, tennis, fitness, basketball, hockey, ice-skating, beach-volleyball, and more

  • Arts & cultural activities include trips, museums, cultural events, music & vocal lessons, theatre, digital photography & design and more

Campus

  • Idyllic location on the Zugerberg mountain at an altitude of 930 metres / 3,265 feet

  • Spread beautifully across 24 hectares / 60 acres

  • Facilities include four boarding houses, health centre, gym, fitness rooms, four clay tennis courts, football pitch, basketball and beach-volleyball courts and an ice-rink

  • 15 minutes from Zug, one hour from Zurich (with international airport) and Lucerne by public transport

Alumni

  • Alumni community numbering more than 7,000

  • Montana Club with active regional chapters across the globe

  • Notable alumni include John Kerry, Marc Forster, Nicolas Hayek Jun., Pierre Mirabaud, François Loeb

Why choose Montana?

We are a unique boarding school, dedicated to preparing our students for a successful future. Our campus, in its picturesque and natural setting at an altitude of 995m, is only one hour away from Zurich.

Choose Montana for:

  • A comprehensive and excellent education

  • A dedicated team ensuring individualised support

  • A Swiss and international school community