In the heart of Switzerland and Europe

The Gymnasium & Internat Kloster Disentis is located in the Swiss village of Disentis, a famous historical town in the region of St Gotthard, at the heart of the Swiss Alps and source of the Rhine River.

Alpine surroundings and romanic culture

The town of Disentis lies within the Disentis-Sedrun district and the Ski-Arena Andermatt-Sedrun, a popular holiday region located in the upper Surselva at the source of the Rhine, famous for its pristine Alpine surroundings and romanic culture. The region is renowned for its sporting and leisure activities, particularly mountain climbing in summer and skiing in winter.

one of the oldest high schools in Europe

Disentis is also home to the famous Benedictine Monastery, a richly decorated Baroque collegiate church, and the Monastery Museum. Attached to Benedictine Monastery, is the GKD High School. The roots of both school and abbey date back more than 1,400 years; the Monastery is among the oldest priories in the world, and the school is one of the oldest high schools in Europe. 

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A UNESCO Associated School since 2013

The GKD High School has been a member of the UNESCO Associated Schools network since May 2013. We are proud to be part of this global exchange, which unites educational institutions from around the world in support of international unity, multicultural understanding and quality education. 

International value

In adopting UNESCO principles, the GKD High School has grown into an academic institution of international value, evolving from its origins as a boys-only boarding school to become a prominent co-educational institution for students from all corners of the globe.

Matura and Swiss universities

Our prestigious curriculum culminates in one of the world’s most recognized high school diplomas (A’Level Matura), allowing our students free admission into highly-ranked Swiss universities and other leading international tertiary institutions. 

GKD works in close cooperation with its international partner, Swiss eduGLOBE Ltd., to ensure students from around the world have the opportunity to participate in our respected academic programme.