Sports have always had a great tradition at the Lyceum Alpinum and accordingly they play an important part in the life of the school. The school motto "mens sana in corpore sano" indicates the fundamental value of physical activities as the basis for the development of the whole person. Sporting values such as "Team Spirit" and "Fair Play” still guide us in the physical education of our students. A comprehensive Games and Physical Education programme acts as the main vehicle to deliver these values to our students.
Sports lessons for boarders and day students take place twice a week for 60 minutes. Sport as a subject is counted towards promotion in Matura classes. For all the disciplines the sports teachers have established clearly-defined, standard assessments.
Games, which take place twice a week, are compulsory for boarders and regular attendance is required. It is possible for day students to take part as well. Games fulfill the role of sports clubs as known outside boarding schools. Games disciplines are defined for the whole school year, depending on the season.
Summer: Cricket, Fives, Football, Tennis, Rugby, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Mountainbiking
Spring/Autumn: Volleyball, Basketball, Indoor Football, Unihockey, Boxing, Climbing
Winter: Ice Hockey, Skiing and Snowboarding, Curling, Ice-skating, Snowshoeing
In addition to the compulsory Physical Education and Games, students may be selected for our school teams, depending on their interests and talents. The aim of developing these teams is to prepare the team members specifically for various sports events, for example, the Grison or Swiss School Championships (BMM/SMM) as well as various Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS) tournaments. Throughout all the seasons our students have the opportunity to attend extra-curricular training sessions in a wide range of activities.
With a comprehensive calendar of sports fixtures throughout the year, there are many trips and tours that add value to our students sporting life at Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz. Our School Teams often travel abroad on major tours to places such as Hong Kong, Barbados, Antigua, England, Spain and Germany to play against other school teams. These regular competitions are an additional motivation for students to be focused and disciplined in their training.