Campus life

Surrounded by 97 acres of wooded grounds, our international high school in New York is tucked in the quiet suburban town of Thornwood, in Westchester County. With bright and modern learning spaces, access to healthy resources and a series of daily activities, our students have plenty of space to pursue their passions and explore their home away from home.


minutes from New York City



7: 1

student to staff ratio



A space for everything

Explore the boarding school residences, classrooms and other facilities on our New York campus.

Inspired learning

With bright and modern classrooms, equipped STEM labs and spacious art studios, our high school learning facilities are energizing spaces where ideas flourish.

A place to call your own

Our students have plenty of space to keep a healthy balance of school and life while feeling at home on campus. Live with American and international friends in supervised boarding school residences and learn both independence and collaboration. Even those who do not live on campus are encouraged to call this space their own with countless activities, friends and opportunities offered to them.

Residential support

Our residential and campus life teams help make our international boarding school your home away from home.

Health and wellbeing

Your health is a top priority and our nurses, health counselors, security and catering teams help you stay healthy and safe.

Round-the-clock activity

Participating in co-curricular clubs and sports is at the core of the international high school experience. Our on-campus facilities provide the perfect environment to implement a full schedule of enriching activities seven days a week.

Leisure and learning off campus

Explore the opportunities on offer in the Westchester and New York City area

Our daily structure

Our school day helps you learn how to manage your time, schoolwork, hobbies and social life.

*Due to COVID-19, our thoroughly revised health protocols mean school days look a little different now. Download our US Health Protocol to learn more.

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FAQ – Campus life

Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about campus life at EF Academy New York.