Institut auf dem Rosenberg

Key Facts

  • Founded in : 1889
  • Students : 300 students, 260 boarders
  • Age range : boys and girls aged 6 to 19
  • Campus : 1 main campus (100,000m2), 1 smaller campus (11,000m2)
  • Accreditation : ECIS, VSP. Department of Education
  • Nationalities : 40 nationalities


  • Average class size : 8 students
  • Languages : English, German and Italian (tuition languages)
  • Diplomas : British IGCSE, GCE A Levels, US High School Diploma & AP, preparation for Swiss Matura, German Abitur, Italian Esame di Stato
  • Ratio staff / pupils : 1:3 (teachers); 1:2 (all staff)
  • Foreign languages taught : German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, with further on request
  • Various : US University preparation, SAT, IELTS, ACT, AP, ESL Program, DELF


  • Sports : A wide variety of individual and team sports, incl. seasonal summer and winter sports
  • Enrichment : An extensive range of clubs, committees and enrichment activities, e.g. Art, Design, Drama (LAMDA) and  Music (ABRSM)
  • Excursions and cultural trips, incl. tours to European capitals
  • Rosenberg Ball incl. pupils’ acrobatics and dancing performances
  • In-house school events and themed evenings

Summer camps

  • Language courses in July and August, for English, French and German at two locations: Arosa and St. Gallen
  • Designed for children from 6 to 19; separate ARIANA Adult Academy in Arosa (English or German language courses, sightseeing and sports)
  • Special activity focus on either Art & Fashion Design or Leadership & Public Speaking (Summer Camp St. Gallen, optional add-on)
  • Special packages available : Switzerland Discovery or Europe Discovery (Summer Camp St. Gallen)

Swiss Winter Camp

  • English or German language courses from mid-January to mid-March
  • Skiing, snowboarding and sightseeing combined with a unique opportunity to get a taste of boarding school life by spending time with regular boarders in and outside of the classroom